Warehouse growth expected to continue growing in Chambersburg, Shippensburg, and Carlisle

Growth in warehouse development and subsequent jobs that follow are expected to continue to grow in the Chambersburg, Shippensburg, and Carlisle areas of South Central Pennsylvania, in 2018.   It is kind of obvious given the continued development underway. Looking at Shippensburg, you can see warehouse development currently underway off Interstate 81 Exit 24.  There is expected to be an additional warehouse to be built after the one behind the new Sheetz Store is completed.  The warehouses being developed off Exit…

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Our Top 5 Social Security Disability Posts for 2017

As we sit at the doorstep to 2018, I want to provide you the top five posts from my blog this year in Social Security Disability (SSD). These posts I chose due to traffic and due to the information we provide to clients seeking SSD benefits.  If you missed them, well, link to them here.  Our firm represents disability clients throughout all of Pennsylvania and Maryland. That being said, here are the Top 5 Social Security Disability posts for this…

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Our Top 5 Pennsylvania Workers Comp Posts for 2017

As we sit at the doorstep to 2018, I want to provide you the top five posts from my blog this year in Workers Compensation.  These posts I chose due to traffic and due to the information we provide to injured workers across Pennsylvania.  If you missed them, well, link to them here. Unfortunately for me, often times I am meeting a new client, it is because they are in pain and have suffered a significant injury on the job. …

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In Pennsylvania, Preexisting conditions are not a bar for workers compensation benefits

In Pennsylvania, if you have a pre-existing condition and get hurt at work, you may still be eligible for workers compensation benefits.  Often, injured workers are advised by their employer that they can't file for workers compensation benefits because they had a pre-existing condition.  That is wrong.  Period. It is long standing law in Pennsylvania that an aggravation or exacerbation of a pre-existing condition can be a compensable work injury. An aggravation of a pre-existing degenerative condition constitutes a compensable…

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Social Security has slight increase in Substantial Gainful Activity in 2018

Each year, the Social Security Administration publishes the monetary amount that is considered for Disability and Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) and 20148 will see a slight increase. First, what is SGA?  With reference to financial eligibility for Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits, an applicant for benefits must be unable to perform SGA.   An applicant who earns more than a certain monthly amount is ordinarily considered to be engaging in SGA, and therefore, not eligible for SSDI benefits.  The SGA amount…

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Injured Workers Should Be Aware of Settlement Offers

It is that time.  With 2018 on the horizon, businesses are trying to get some loose ends tied up before the calendar turns.  Workers compensation insurance carriers are the same way.   They like to close out as many claims as possible to not carry them into the next year.  That means you may get an offer to settle your workers compensation claim. My advice --- exercise caution.  Call Mooney & Associates for a FREE consultation before setting your workers compensation…

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