Can I help with Maryland Workers’ Comp?

I often get questions from Pennsylvania residents that get hurt in Maryland whether they need to find a firm in Maryland to handle their workers' compensation case in Maryland.  The answer to the question is NO.   Several of Mooney Law's Pennsylvania office locations, specifically Chambersburg, Waynesboro, Gettysburg, Hanover, and York, are close to the Pennsylvania and Maryland border.  Often times, Pennsylvania residents live in Pennsylvania but work in Maryland and get hurt at work in Maryland.  If you work in…

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Will a prior work injury hurt my case?

Many of my clients work in nursing homes, manufacturing facilities, warehouse and distribution centers, trucking terminals, farms, and more labor intensive occupations. In those labor intensive occupations, unfortunately, it is not uncommon to suffer more than one work injury. Just because you had a prior work injury with another employer or even the same employer does not mean you are not entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. That also is applicable for injuries to the same body part, otherwise known as…

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Can Mooney Law Help Me With My Workers’ Comp Case?

Many readers of this blog may wonder if I can help with their workers' compensation case.  Yes, there are locations listed on the header of the blog.  Those are primarily main geographic locations we have physical office locations.  We are a Central Pennsylvania and Northern Maryland law firm. However, it is important to know that Mooney Law can handle workers' compensation cases throughout Pennsylvania.  In fact, I already do. I have represented and still do represent clients in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh,…

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PA and MD Workers Comp Hearings Happening Remotely

Pennsylvania and Maryland workers compensation claims are moving forward, despite both state labor departments being closed.  Both are functioning remotely. The Office of Adjudication within the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, issued the following briefing on operations moving forward: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of Adjudication will be continuing operations on a modified telephone-only hearing schedule effective Monday, March 30, 2020.  This modified protocol will permit WCJ's to process disputes and permit parties to litigate pending cases…

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Maryland Workers Comp Statutory Deadlines

When you are injured at work in Maryland, there are specific statutory deadlines that injured workers must comply with to get compensated for the work injury.  There are statutory deadlines for providing your employer notice of injury and for filing a claim with the Maryland Workers' Compensation Commission. Notice of Injury to the Employer When an employee is injured on the job, he/she must provide notice of injury to the employer.  In Maryland, an injured worker must provide notice of…

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Pennsylvania work-related knee injuries

Knee injuries are a frequent Pennsylvania work-related injury.  Knees provide flexibility and stability to the body.  The knee is made up of several bones, cartilage, muscles, ligaments, and tendons.  Your knees carry the brunt of everyday motions and activities, and when they are injured, it can be difficult to stand, sit, walk, and run. Depending on the seriousness of the injury and the extent of medical treatment received, knee injuries can cause significant pain and often can lead to chronic…

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Maryland Workers Comp: What is a Consideration Date?

There are stark differences between Pennsylvania and Maryland in terms of the Workers Compensation systems.  Vast differences.  In the beginning of a Maryland claim, one term that injured workers see often is "consideration date'.  There is no such thing in Pennsylvania. Sort of.  So what is this 'consideration date'? Firs, in Maryland, once a claim is filed, the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission (Commission) will schedule a hearing on your claim.  The Commission sets its own hearing schedules.  The rule of…

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Does Maryland Workers Compensation cover slip and falls at work?

Slip and fall accidents that occur at work in Maryland are indeed covered by the Maryland Workers Compensation Statute.  Similarly to Pennsylvania, Maryland has a no-fault workers compensation  statute.  Winter is here, accidents happen, and Mooney Law stands ready to protect your rights and benefits in Maryland and Pennsylvania. What does it mean that the statute is no-fault?  It simply means that injured workers in Maryland do not need to prove that an accident was the employer’s fault, or otherwise,…

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Maryland and Pennsylvania Workers Comp Benefits Are Different

Maryland and Pennsylvania workers compensation laws and procedural practice are actually quite different from one another.  The attorneys at Mooney Law are well versed in both practices. The benefits offered to Maryland injured workers are different than in Pennsylvania.  In Maryland, an injured worker is entitled to benefits based on whether the injury corresponds to permanent disabilities or temporary disabilities.  That determination may be made by the Maryland Workers Compensation Commission.  An additional avenue of benefits is based on the…

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Mooney Law now handles Maryland Workers Compensation

Mooney Law now will be handling Maryland Workers Compensation cases.  I recently waived in and was admitted to practice in Maryland and am now part of the Maryland State Bar and can actively handle Maryland Workers Compensation cases before the Maryland Workers Compensation Commission.  Mooney Law has several South Central Pennsylvania offices that are in close proximity to Maryland, including Hagerstown, Thurmont, Emmittsburg, and Taneytown.  Mooney Law also has meet locations in Westminster and Frederick.   Mooney Law has fought…

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