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 Mooney4Law.com 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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Another Amazon Employee death in Carlisle

Another Amazon.com employee has died in a workplace accident at the Carlisle distribution center.  It is the second death in Carlisle since 2017 and one of many across the nation.  These type of tragic accidents has led to a Federal investigation of Amazon.com by Federal prosecutors and OSHA. Through the years of representing injured workers across Pennsylvania and Maryland, these are by far the most heartbreaking for me.  This employee was just 22 years old.  He had worked at Amazon.com's…

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Don’t Put Up With Late Workers’ Comp Checks

Injured workers already receive reduced income based on a certain percentage of gross weekly wages, as defined by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor. Work injuries are already devastating enough, physically, emotionally, and mentally. It can also be financially devastating when insurance companies do not send workers’ compensation checks in a timely manner. So what can you do it if your workers’ compensation checks are late? Or infrequent? Or, they simply just stop paying? Just like everyone else, injured workers still…

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Are Medical Records Important in my Workers Comp Case?

Are Medical Records Important in my Workers Comp Case?  Yes, they are very important. Let’s discuss why. First and foremost, medical records are used by me to determine if we have a prima facie (first look) case to file a claim. That means, do the medical records document a work-related injury. Why else are medical records important? Your medical records should include an injury description, or a history, that you provide the doctor. More on that below. Your doctor may…

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Will my doctor testify in my Pennsylvania workers’ comp case?

When an injured worker in Pennsylvania is denied workers’ compensation benefits, they must file a Claim Petition seeking wage loss and medical benefits afforded under the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act.  Once the claim is filed, then the case is in workers’ compensation litigation. One question I am frequently asked by an injured worker is besides their own testimony, what other evidence must be presented in litigation? An injured worker must prove that an injury in fact happened, that it was…

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Common Tool Injuries in Pennsylvania Workers Comp

After more than a decade of representing injured workers in Pennsylvania, one thing I see often are common work injuries caused by use of tools in manufacturing, assembly, welding, and other tool based job positions. Last year alone, there were a reported 960,000 tool related injuries and over 200 deaths. Tool use is common and unavoidable. In many positions, tool use is a daily, hourly, and even down to the minute an essential job duty. Unfortunately, they can also lead…

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Attorney Buterbaugh named to Shippensburg University Committee

Attorney Mark Buterbaugh has been appointed to the Inauguration Steering Committee for Shippensburg University.  In May, Shippensburg University and the State System of Higher Education selected Dr. Charles Patterson as it's 18th President.  Dr. Patterson had been serving in an interim president role at the University since June 2021, after former President Dr. Laurie Carter departed for another position. The Steering Committee will plan the President's inauguration that will take place in October. "I am excited for Shippensburg University.  I…

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What happens when my doctor provides permanent work restrictions for my work injury?

Many injured workers in Pennsylvania do not fully recover from a work injury. Depends on the severity of the injury, surgeries that may have happened, and ongoing symptoms from the work injury. So what happens if my doctor gives me permanent work restrictions? First, if your claim has been accepted, your employer must provide light duty within those permanent restrictions. If they do not have permanent light duty for you, then the employer and insurance carrier are responsible for ongoing…

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