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Mooney Law Opens Hagerstown, Maryland Office

Mooney Law is proud to announce our further expansion into Northern Maryland.  The firm has opened an appointment only office at 201 Prospect Avenue, Suite 108 in Hagerstown, Maryland. Initially, the Hagerstown office will be available to clients on an appointment only basis.  Clients should call to schedule consultations.  Mooney Law has five attorneys currently […]

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Can I recover from injuries sustained from a dog bite?

Yes, you may be able to recover damages if you were injured from a dog bite in Pennsylvania.   There is a misperception due to old law that a victim can’t recover if the dog bite was the dog’s first bite.  This used to be the case in Pennsylvania under the one bite rule that previously […]

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Attorney Paul Primrose joins Mooney Law

Mooney Law announced that Attorney Paul Primrose has joined the firm and will practice law out of the firm’s new Lemoyne, Pennsylvania office. Attorney Primrose joins Mooney Law’s general practice division handling general practice matters in Cumberland, Dauphin, and Perry Counties. These matters include Family Law, Divorce/Custody, Criminal Defense, and Civil Litigation. Attorney Primrose will […]

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Can Social Media Effect My Workers’ Compensation Case?

The answer is simple.  Yes, social media can impact your workers’ compensation case.  I have seen it.  Social media postings can impact any litigation. The big point to understand is what post on social media, such as Facebook and Instagram, is not private.  Once you post, share, or tag it is public regardless.  Even if […]

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What is Mediation in Pennsylvania Workers Compensation?

Mediation in Pennsylvania Workers Compensation is common practice with cases in litigation.  It also occurs when cases are not in litigation, but the injured worker and the insurance carrier have a desire to settle the workers’ compensation claim. In 2006, amendments to the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act were enacted that included mandatory mediation requirements.  If […]

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My Creditors are Suing Me! What can I do

Imagine this: after months of struggling to make ends meet amid a global pandemic, one day your county sheriff knocks on your door and serves you with legal papers. One or more of your creditors are suing you. They are no longer interested in working with you and want to be paid. The summons and […]

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MAJOR CHANGE TO PA LAW REGARDING THE WARRANTLESS SEARCH OF AUTOMOBILES FOLLOWING SUPREME COURT RULING

“Pennsylvania has long been at the constitutional forefront in recognizing the vital necessity of prior judicial approval of searches conducted by governmental officials, obtained through the warrant process, in order to maintain the fundamental right of the people to security from unreasonable searches and seizures.” – Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Debra Todd On December 22, […]

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Should I Accept Lump Sum Settlement?

State Sets 2021 Maximum Average Weekly Wage in PA Workers’ Compensation

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry has released the 2021 average weekly wage rates.  By way of explanation, the average weekly wage is calculated based on your earnings in the four thirteen week calendar periods immediately prior to your date of injury.  Based on that average weekly wage, the corresponding compensation rate is determined […]

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Mooney Law wins Appeal on Employee or Subcontractor Status in Workers Comp

Mooney Law Partner Mark Buterbaugh recently won an Appeal before the Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Appeal Board regarding whether an injured worker was deemed to be an employee or a subcontractor.  Mooney Law won the case before the Workers Compensation Judge (WCJ), but the Defendant Employer appealed the decision to the Appeal Board.  Prior to the […]

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