Rotator Cuff Injuries in Pennsylvania: Causes, symptoms and treatment

Rotator cuff injuries are some of the most common injuries I have seen in my Pennsylvania Workers Compensation practice.  That is not all that surprising given the growth in the warehousing and distribution center sector. The rotator cuff is made of muscles and tendons in your shoulder.  They are critical for use of and movement of your shoulder.  That is […]

Amazon employee killed in accident at Amazon Warehouse in Carlisle

An Amazon Warehouse employee was killed in a work accident recently. The is the second death at the Middletown/Carlisle facility since 2014.  If you recall, an employee was killed in 2014 in a pallet jack accident. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating a death at an area Amazon facility. Devan Michael Shoemaker, 28, of Millerstown, died Tuesday of […]

Bilateral Avascular Hip Necrosis found to be Aggravated by Work Injury

Mooney & Associates recently won a case for an injured Pennsylvania worker that included bilateral avascular necrosis.  The claimant had both left and right hips replaced and the insurance carrier was forced to pay for both hip replacements. Generally, avascular necrosis of the hip (AVN) is a degenerative condition that is not completely understood by the medical community.  Essentially, avascular hip necrosis is a dying […]

Common Pennsylvania Nursing Home Work Injuries

We see many common nursing home injuries in Pennsylvania.  It is like a repeated story that you’ve heard over and over again.  With the growing elderly population due to aging baby boomers and the fact that Pennsylvania is a retirement friendly state, nursing homes are increasingly busy and that also means that job demands within the nursing homes are becoming […]

Winter Weather brings Slip and Fall Injuries in Central Pennsylvania

With winter weather right around the corner, slip and fall injuries in Central Pennsylvania become all too frequent.  Employees need to be cognizant of winter weather.  Often, when snow and ice are on the ground, it inevitably leads to slip and fall injuries at work.   Central Pennsylvania is home to a healthy array of warehouses, manufacturing, and trucking facilities. […]

Happy Labor Day Pennsylvania!

One thing I have learned through my years of dedicating my practice to representing injured workers is the fact we have a strong labor work ethic in Pennsylvania.  I see it everyday. The misnomer out there is that injured workers want to just sit on workers compensation benefits.  That is just not accurate.  Many injured workers that I represent want […]

Harrisburg plumbing company fined by OSHA

A Harrisburg area plumbing company, Williamson Plumbing, has been fined by OSHA for safety violations after a workers was injured while working in a trench.  The injury was caused by a trench collapse, which trapped the injured worker and caused the injured worker to have to be hospitalized. After investigating, OSHA issued citations for what it called “one willful, six […]

OSHA reports on first year of injury reporting

The Occupational Safety and Hazard Administration (OSHA) has reported on its first year of the severe work injury reporting program.  All Employers throughout the country are required now to report severe work place injuries.  Specifically,  Now, under a requirement that took effect Jan. 1, 2015, employers must report to OSHA within 24 hours any work-related amputation, in-patient hospitalization, or loss […]

Low wages and frequent injuries for nursing home employees in Pennsylvania

A guest column by Bill Parkinson in the Carlisle Sentinel caught my eye.  The essence of Mr. Parkinson’s article is the pathetic nature of the low wages paid to nursing home employees. There’s clearly something terribly askew about a system wherein the individuals we trust to care for those we love aren’t paid a living wage. That inequity speaks volumes […]

Realities in a Pennsylvania workers compensation settlement

I have written posts before about the timing of a workers compensation settlement. It’s a personal decision between you and your family.  The topic of this post is — settlement expectations. There are a few realistic expectations that must be discussed to better help you understand the settlement process. First, just because an injured worker decides they are ready to […]