We wish you all a Happy Labor Day

We wish you all a Happy Labor Day.  When I think of Labor Day and what we recognize and celebrate, I think of workers across America and their dedication to economic achievements in America. We celebrate many things in this country.  We celebrate our veterans, we honor those who died for this great nation, we celebrate our Presidents, and we even recognize Mr. Christopher Columbus.   For me, Labor Day is a time to reflect on how great of a nation…

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Chambersburg area booming with new jobs

The economic boom in the Chambersburg area is continuing.  According to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry, the Franklin County area has seen double the amount of job growth as the rest of Pennsylvania.  Local jobs grew 2.3 percent during the past year, compared to 1.2 percent across the state, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.The main drivers of local job growth have been professional and business services (up 300 jobs from July 2017 to July…

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Top 5 reasons your Pennsylvania work injury may be denied

There are many reason why a Pennsylvania work injury may be denied by the employer and workers compensation insurance carrier.  I've heard it many times from an injured worker the astonishment that there injury at work was denied.  It happens.  And it happens often.  Here are the Top 5 reasons why work injuries in Pennsylvania are denied. 1.  Injury is non-compensable One reason A Pennsylvania work injury is denied is because the employer or insurance carrier may not feel the…

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Mooney Law: A Pennsylvania Disability law practice

Mooney Law represents clients throughout Pennsylvania and is a full Pennsylvania Disability Law practice. What do we mean by that? Representing Injured and Disabled clients throughout Pennsylvania At Mooney Law, we represent disabled clients in the following areas: Pennsylvania Workers Compensation: We represent injured workers throughout Pennsylvania. We have a full workers compensation litigation practice, from litigating denied injuries, to defending against employer petitions to terminate or suspend benefits, to litigating descriptions of injury, to obtaining a fair and reasonable…

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Rotator Cuff Injuries in Pennsylvania: Causes, symptoms and treatment

Rotator cuff injuries are some of the most common injuries I have seen in my Pennsylvania Workers Compensation practice.  That is not all that surprising given the growth in the warehousing and distribution center sector. The rotator cuff is made of muscles and tendons in your shoulder.  They are critical for use of and movement of your shoulder.  That is why an injury to the rotator cuff can be disabling, limiting, and quite painful. Construction workers, truck terminal dock workers,…

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What is the rule on work credits for Social Security Disability?

To be eligible for social security disability, you must have enough work credits.  As you may recall reading here, SSDI (Social Security Disability) and SSI (Social Security Supplemental Income) are entirely two different programs.  Briefly, SSI is a needs based program, has no work credit requirements, has an asset limitation, and has a maximum amount it can pay an individual monthly.  SSDI on the other hand is different.  You have to be ELIGIBLE for SSDI.  Before we even begin the…

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