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Read our blog articles on a variety of legal subject matters written by the experienced, proven, and trusted attorneys of Mooney Law. We are experienced in most practice areas of law within Pennsylvania, Maryland and beyond.


“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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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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Five Steps to Take When Injured at Work in Pennsylvania

There are certain steps that you should take when injured at work.  These steps should be taken right away to protect your benefits and rights under the Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Act. First important step to take when injured at work It is important that when you are injured at work, to report the injury to […]

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Free Phone Consultations At Mooney Law Until November 30

Mooney Law is offering FREE phone consultations due to the COVID-19 pandemic from now until November 30, 2020.  COVID-19 cases are rising in areas we serve in Pennsylvania, across the Commonwealth, and across the nation.  We ultimately knew we would head in this direction as fall and winter approached. To protect our staff and attorneys, […]

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Mooney Law Opens an Office in Lemoyne to Serve the West Shore

To better serve a growing client base on the West Shore, Mooney Law has opened a new office location in Lemoyne

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Pennsylvania Workers Comp Judge Grants Wrist Injury Burn with Post-Injury Infection

Mooney Law recently won a case before a Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Judge (WCJ) for a client who suffered a minor wrist burn while working as a welder.   His injury was initially denied by his employer. In this case, our client suffered a small burn on his hand while training as a welder for a local […]

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How will Bankruptcy Impact my Credit Score (Part III)

First, you can read the first two parts here . . .  Part I  and Part II As we’ve seen, since merchants began allowing buyers to purchase on credit, the transactional relationship always favored the merchant.  That is, until 1971 when the FCRA was passed.  When you think about the long history of lending, then […]

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Back Injuries are Frequent in Pennsylvania Workers Comp

Back injuries are some of the most frequent work injuries I see in my workers compensation practice.  That makes sense considering there on average over 1,000,000 work-related back injuries in the United States every year. The spine is the bone structure that protects the important bundle of nerves connecting your body to your brain. Think […]

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