9 Reasons Why You Need a Workers’ Comp Attorney

When an injured worker is out of work from the work injury and getting paid wage loss benefits, should they still seek an experienced workers’ compensation attorney? The answer is YES. Here are 9 specific reasons you should seek the advice of an experienced workers’ compensation attorney. 1. Document review. Throughout the course of a workers’ compensation claim, injured workers receive numerous documents and correspondence. Some of those advise the injured worker to sign. Having Mooney Law representing you allows…

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Facebook Can Harm Your Pennsylvania Workers Comp Case

Facebook and other social media can harm your Pennsylvania workers’ compensation case. In today’s world, it is natural that when something impactful happens in our lives, we want to share that news with friends and family and we do so on Facebook and other social media. However, it is critical for an injured worker to understand that Facebook posts can and will be used against you in a Pennsylvania workers’ compensation case. Insurance companies do background searches on injured workers.…

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12 Things to Know About Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation

Here are twelve basic things injured workers should know about Pennsylvania workers' compensation.  Only employees are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits in Pennsylvania. Often times, usually in cases where the employer is uninsured, we litigate the issue of whether the injured worker was an employee or subcontractor. I personally have litigated tons of these employee status issues. If the injured worker is truly an independent contractor, then there is no entitlement workers’ compensation benefits. Disputes over employment status are fact…

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2022 Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Average Weekly Wage Set

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry has released the 2022 average weekly wage rates.  The Department set the maximum average weekly wage (AWW) at $1,870.50 with a maximum disability rate of $1,205.00.  That means if your AWW is higher than $1,870.50, you are still only entitled to $1,205.00 per week when you are out of work because of the work injury.  If your AWW is between $669.44 and $903.75, then the disability rate is set at $602.50.  That is…

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