A Workers Comp Client Review

It is heartwarming when a client shares a review of my legal representation with me.  This Hanover client came to my firm seeking and asked for me direct to handle his workers’ compensation case. He felt that the insurance carrier was going to start causing problems. He was right. And, they always do. They sent him for an independent medical exam (IME) and then filed a Termination Petition to cease all wage loss and medical benefits. We immediately got our…

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The New Normal in Pennsylvania Workers Comp

This morning I had an in-person hearing in Harrisburg. The photo below shows the waiting room at 9:00 AM. You can see that the waiting room is empty. Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, on a Wednesday morning, this waiting room would have been nearly full. This still seems a little eerie to us experienced workers’ compensation attorneys that practiced well before the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. It is not uncommon for Workers’ Compensation Judges to hold virtual hearings from…

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Mooney Supports Shippensburg High School Band

It makes us feel good when our donations provide quality community impact.  We recently provided a monetary donation to the Shippensburg High School March Band Boosters group that will help cover expenses for the Marching Band for their upcoming awesome trip!  We are thankful for the communities we serve and are pleased to be able to help.

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Pennsylvania Work Injuries and Five Types of Insurance Investigations

When Pennsylvania work injuries happen, injured workers should expect the workers’ compensation insurance carrier to investigate your claim.  Is that legal? Yes, it is. In fact, it is quite common and you should expect it. There are five types of investigations workers’ compensation carriers utilize to investigate work injuries. They also utilize two common methods. They perform their own investigation and they engage private investigators.  Here are the five common investigations into work injury claims. First, the insurance company will…

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Pennsylvania Workers’ Comp Benefits and Taxable Income

It is that time of year again where we all must file federal and state tax returns. Many questions I receive from client this time of year is whether workers’ compensation benefits and lump sums settlement funds are considered taxable income. As for Pennsylvania state taxes, workers’ compensation benefits are not considered to be taxable income. Likewise, under Federal law, specifically, 26 U.S. Code §104(a)(1), workers’ compensation benefits are not considered taxable income. It is important to note that these…

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Billboards don’t tell you the whole picture on a Workers’ Comp Settlement

Recently I traveled down to South Carolina. I drove down through Interstate 95. Let’s not talk about the traffic. That was too frustrating. Let’s talk about what I saw heading south through Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. What did I see? I saw tons of billboards. Some of those billboards were Personal Injury firms. What these billboards had in common was a theme of large settlements. A theme of case values. A theme of we are the best and…

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How Soon Will I Receive Workers Comp Checks?

One of the first questions I am always asked by a new work injury client is how soon will workers comp checks start to be paid while out of work. Given the impact it has on life and family budgets, that is completely understandable. The answer varies depending on the status and posture of each individual’s claim. Let me explain. First, let’s take the more simplistic scenario of an accepted case. If the insurance carrier accepts the case through a…

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Pennsylvania Work Injuries in Snow and Ice

We have many clients that have suffered Pennsylvania work injuries in snow and ice. Winter is in full force and more inclement weather on the way. Be careful out there. Work injuries happen in snow and ice. People slip and fall on docks while loading trucks. They slip and fall getting in and out of trucks. They slip and fall in parking lots. They slip and fall going between buildings. The slip and fall on wet floors. Slippery conditions can…

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Avoiding Pitfalls in your Workers’ Comp Case

Sometimes when a new client gets to me for their work-related injury, they have not avoided a pitfall in workers comp case and have done significant damage to their case. As stated in several articles on this Blog, workers’ compensation law is quite complex. That is why most workers’ compensation attorneys practice exclusively in workers’ compensation. The process and litigation are complex. It is not just based on fact driven evidence, but more so medical evidence that usually includes the…

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What is a Temporary Notice of Compensation Payable?

A Temporary Notice of Compensation Payable is a form filed by your employer’s insurance carrier regarding a work injury that you reported. The word “Temporary” seems to confuse injured workers, and rightfully so. First, what is a Notice of Compensation Payable? Let me first explain what a Notice of Compensation Payable (NCP) is within the workers’ compensation process. A Notice of Compensation Payable is one of the forms that are requited to be filed by the workers’ compensation insurance carrier…

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