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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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The Company Doctor Will Not Listen to Me

In Pennsylvania workers’ compensation, the first line of medical treatment is usually what we refer to as the employer’s panel physician, otherwise known by many clients as the company doctor. Time and time again, I have clients come to me that either have had poor medical treatment or the panel doctor refuses to listen to them. Let’s talk briefly about this ‘company doctor’ requirement. There are a few things you need to know about treating with the panel doctor. Pennsylvania…

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Medical Bills and a Denied Workers’ Comp Claim

When you are injured at work in Pennsylvania and your claim is denied, you have to file a Claim petition to fight for wage loss and medical benefits. That is a pretty daunting for an injured worker. There are various reasons why your claim may have been denied. You can read more about that here. Regardless, if your claim has been denied, it is absolutely critical to call Mooney Law for a free consultation. We will file the Claim Petition…

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Beware of the Season for Quick Pennsylvania Workers Comp Settlements

We are approaching the end of 2022, and thus the season that workers’ compensation insurance carriers like to close out files. That means insurance carriers will frequently offer small settlements to close out files. I urge caution for Pennsylvania injured workers. Settling workers’ compensation cases should be a complex process. It is imperative to be sure that settlement is in YOUR best interest. It is imperative to be sure settlement amount is fair and reasonable, that unpaid medical bills are…

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Disclose, Disclose, Disclose Preexisting Conditions and Treatment

It is important for injured workers to disclose ALL pre-existing medical conditions, treatment, or symptoms related to the body part that was recently injured at work. Failing to do so can have devastating consequences on the workers’ compensation case. Every new client that comes to consult with me for a Pennsylvania work-related injury is asked about pre-existing conditions, treatment or symptoms. Why? Because I need to know. Time and time again, I have this very conversation with new clients that…

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How can Mooney Law help your workers’ comp case in Pennsylvania?

Many injured workers in Pennsylvania are unsure whether they need to retain an experienced workers’ compensation attorney. This article helps to address when and why you should retain an attorney to help with your case. When to hire an attorney to handle your workers comp case Quite frankly, my advice would be to call Mooney Law right away when injured at work. Here is an article on what you should do when injured at work. Workers’ compensation is quite complex,…

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Are Pennsylvania workers’ compensation benefits taxable?

Pennsylvania injured workers may receive wage loss benefits when out of work due to a work injury. Many workers’ compensation cases also end in a settlement, where the injured worker receives a lump sum amount to settle their claim. This is the time of year where I get questions from clients on whether their weekly wage loss checks and their settlement funds are considered taxable income. The answer is NO. Workers’ compensation benefits are not taxable at the federal or…

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Why am I receiving unpaid medical bills in my Pennsylvania workers’ comp case?

Why am I receiving medical bills in the mail when I was injured at work? There are several potential answers to that question. Under the Pennsylvania’s Workers’ Compensation Act, most injured workers are entitled to certain benefits. One of those benefits is medical care and treatment. Covered medical treatment can include doctor visits, physical therapy, occupational therapy, work hardening therapy, medication, lab and diagnostic tests, surgery, pain management, rehabilitation services, and more. Additionally, it is important to know that there…

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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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