Dog bite at work is within Course and Scope of Employment

One of the critical elements of proving a Claim Petition in Pennsylvania Workers Compensation is whether the injury occurred in the course and scope of  employment.   The course and scope element has been heavily litigated over the years and the rules are a bit clearer today.  However, at times, course and scope issues still arise. Recently the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court addressed the course and scope issue on a dig bite incident that occurred at work.  The facts are quite…

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Warehouse growth in Franklin and Cumberland County is a blessing and a curse

The Greencastle, Chambersburg, Shippensburg, and Carlisle areas have been booming with large warehouse development.  The growth is obviously related to Interstate 81, a  corridor that has become truck heavy in carrying good both north and south.  The good part of the warehousing boom is --- the jobs.  The bad part of the warehousing boom --- the jobs. The warehousing boom has certainly lowered unemployment rates in South Central Pennsylvania.  The most recent data indicates Franklin County with a 5.2% unemployment…

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Veteran discount for Pennsylvania Workers Compensation

Mooney & Associates is proud and grateful for the service our military veterans have provided to this great Nation.  Our law firm offers military veterans an array of discounts on legal services when using our law firm.  It is our way of showing appreciation for their service. If you are a military veteran and are hurt on the job, we will offer a discounted fee on workers compensation cases.  The discount can save a veteran hundreds or thousands of dollars.…

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Central Pennsylvania Get Out To VOTE!

It is that time of year.  Fall.  Autumn.  Color change. More importantly, however, it is Election Day!   The right to vote is one of the most critical rights afforded to the American people (sort of ...).   The US Constitution does not explicitly provide any right to vote, but instead, delegates voting power to the States.  The Constitution itself discusses the inherent right throughout the document, but, the fact is, it does not explicitly spell out that the American…

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