Our law firm went to bat for injured workers in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. As one of the unique communities that is divided by a county line, many injured Shippensburg workers had to drive an hour for a workers’ compensation hearing. Those living in Franklin County had their hearings heard in Chambersburg, a mere fifteen minutes away. Those living in Cumberland County had to make the hour trek to Harrisburg.
We decided to do something about it. We sent a letter to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry, specifically to Deputy Secretary Elizabeth Crum, requesting that all Shippesnburg residents residing in the 17257 zip code have their hearings located in Chambersburg. We copied and enlisted the support of State Senator Richard Alloway.
We are pleased to report in just two and half weeks the Department has approved our request and is taking action to ensure all Shippensburg workers compensation claims are heard at the Chambersburg hearing location. We extend our gratitude and thanks to Senator Alloway and Deputy Secretary Crum for their quick, decisive, and positive action to get this right! No doubt Shippensburg residents who unfortunately suffer a work related injury will now be assured that should their work-related injury require workers’ compensation hearings, they no longer will have to fight traffic and drive an hour to Harrisburg.
This is just one of the many prime examples we can give for Mooney & Associates vigorously representing injured clients in Franklin, Fulton, Cumberland, Perry, Dauphin, Adams, and York Counties.