The Company Doctor Will Not Listen to Me

In Pennsylvania workers’ compensation, the first line of medical treatment is usually what we refer to as the employer’s panel physician, otherwise known by many clients as the company doctor. Time and time again, I have clients come to me that either have had poor medical treatment or the panel doctor refuses to listen to them. Let’s talk briefly about […]

2023 Pennsylvania Workers’ Comp Average Weekly Wage Rates

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry has released the 2023 average weekly wage rates. The Department set the maximum disability rate of $1,273.00, an increase of $68.00 per week over the 2022 maximum rate.  That maximum rate means no matter how high your average weekly wage is, the maximum rate an injured worker can receive weekly $1273.00 per week.  […]

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from me to the readers of this blog.  With reference to Mooney Law offices, here are the following holiday hours to allow our staff to maximize their time with their families over the holidays. 12/23/2022:  Our offices will close at Noon. 12/26/2022:  Our offices are closed 12/30/2022:  Our offices will close at Noon 1/2/2022:  Our offices are closed […]

Be Truthful in Your Workers Compensation Case

Truth and honesty should be the pillar of strength in your workers’ compensation case. You were hurt at work. You have nothing to hide. Disclosing prior medical conditions, prior work injuries, and prior accidents only strengthens your entitlement to workers’ compensation benefits. Failure to disclose prior conditions or injuries can destroy your case before it even starts. Be truthful to […]

Beware of the Season for Quick Pennsylvania Workers Comp Settlements

We are approaching the end of 2022, and thus the season that workers’ compensation insurance carriers like to close out files. That means insurance carriers will frequently offer small settlements to close out files. I urge caution for Pennsylvania injured workers. Settling workers’ compensation cases should be a complex process. It is imperative to be sure that settlement is in […]

Pennsylvania Work Injuries Can Be Expanded Beyond Original Injury

Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation litigation often focuses on description of the injury. Logically, insurance carrier’s attempt to narrow and limit the injury description as much as possible. However, workers’ compensation cases are not always cut and dry either. I recently won a case involving an injured worker who worked at an Amazon Distribution Center. My client sustained an injury to her […]

Two New Workers’ Comp Reviews

I recently received two new reviews on AVVO from two clients.  These type of reviews are so appreciated. I hired Mark to make sure my workmans comp case was taken care of. And he and his paralegal did just that. Very professional and know What they are doing. Great outcome at settlement as well. Look no further than mark for […]

I won my Workers Comp case — now what?

I won my workers’ compensation case. Is it finally over? The answer to that question is — NO. Let me explain. I explain to my clients after successfully winning a claim petition, or for that matter, any petition, that the headaches and frustration of the litigation process are over, but only temporarily. First, to deal with the matter of an […]

A few recent client reviews

Here are a few recent client reviews I received from a few of my injured workers I represented. Mark Buterbaugh was amazing. He went above and beyond any of my expectations. His paralegal Brittany Rice are a great team. Thank you for everything. and Mark Buterbaugh represented me in my workman’s comp case. He was very thorough in his explanations […]