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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2023 Pennsylvania Workers’ Comp Average Weekly Wage Rates

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry has released the 2023 average weekly wage rates. The Department set the maximum disability rate of $1,273.00, an increase of $68.00 per week over the 2022 maximum rate.  That maximum rate means no matter how high your average weekly wage is, the maximum rate an injured worker can receive weekly $1273.00 per week.  If your AWW is between $707.22 and $954.75, then the weekly compensation rate is set at $636.50. That is an…

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Be Truthful in Your Workers Compensation Case

Truth and honesty should be the pillar of strength in your workers’ compensation case. You were hurt at work. You have nothing to hide. Disclosing prior medical conditions, prior work injuries, and prior accidents only strengthens your entitlement to workers’ compensation benefits. Failure to disclose prior conditions or injuries can destroy your case before it even starts. Be truthful to who? Your Employer First and foremost, be sure to report the work injury immediately. It is imperative that you are…

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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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Pennsylvania Work Injuries Can Be Expanded Beyond Original Injury

Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation litigation often focuses on description of the injury. Logically, insurance carrier’s attempt to narrow and limit the injury description as much as possible. However, workers’ compensation cases are not always cut and dry either. I recently won a case involving an injured worker who worked at an Amazon Distribution Center. My client sustained an injury to her ankle when a box hit her in that back of her ankle. The injury was accepted as an Achilles injury.…

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Two New Workers’ Comp Reviews

I recently received two new reviews on AVVO from two clients.  These type of reviews are so appreciated. I hired Mark to make sure my workmans comp case was taken care of. And he and his paralegal did just that. Very professional and know What they are doing. Great outcome at settlement as well. Look no further than mark for all your needs! and Mark helped me with my workers compensation case. He was very helpful and honest which I…

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I won my Workers Comp case — now what?

I won my workers’ compensation case. Is it finally over? The answer to that question is --- NO. Let me explain. I explain to my clients after successfully winning a claim petition, or for that matter, any petition, that the headaches and frustration of the litigation process are over, but only temporarily. First, to deal with the matter of an appeal, whenever a party loses before a Workers’ Compensation Judge (WCJ), the other party has a right to appeal that…

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A few recent client reviews

Here are a few recent client reviews I received from a few of my injured workers I represented. Mark Buterbaugh was amazing. He went above and beyond any of my expectations. His paralegal Brittany Rice are a great team. Thank you for everything. and Mark Buterbaugh represented me in my workman's comp case. He was very thorough in his explanations and helped me understand every aspect of my case. I would definitely recommend Mark Buterbaugh! and I was recently represented…

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Quick take on a Workers Comp IME

Here are some quick words about an IME, otherwise known as an Independent Medical Examination. If you are injured at work and receiving wage las benefits and get a notice for an Independent Medical Examination, call Mooney Law right away for a free consultation.  You can call us at 717-200-HELP or 717-632-4656.  You can also visit our website at to schedule a free consultation.

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Warehouse development continues in Shippensburg

Shippensburg remains a hot bed for continued warehouse growth along Interstate 81 exits 24 and 29.  Recently, Walmart opened a 2,000,000 square foot distribution center off Exit 24.  The distribution center is expected to have around 600 employees.  You can take a look at some pictures here of what the Walmart distribution center looks like inside.  The facility is now open and is to become a critical fulfillment center. This fulfillment center, rather than just warehousing goods, will be focused…

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