Warehouse growth in Franklin and Cumberland County is a blessing and a curse

The Greencastle, Chambersburg, Shippensburg, and Carlisle areas have been booming with large warehouse development.  The growth is obviously related to Interstate 81, a  corridor that has become truck heavy in carrying good both north and south.  The good part of the warehousing boom is --- the jobs.  The bad part of the warehousing boom --- the jobs. The warehousing boom has certainly lowered unemployment rates in South Central Pennsylvania.  The most recent data indicates Franklin County with a 5.2% unemployment…

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Veteran discount for Pennsylvania Workers Compensation

Mooney & Associates is proud and grateful for the service our military veterans have provided to this great Nation.  Our law firm offers military veterans an array of discounts on legal services when using our law firm.  It is our way of showing appreciation for their service. If you are a military veteran and are hurt on the job, we will offer a discounted fee on workers compensation cases.  The discount can save a veteran hundreds or thousands of dollars.…

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Mooney & Associates discounts for Military Veterans

My law firm, Mooney &Associates, provides more legal services than just Workers Compensation and Social Security Disability.  Our General Practice Division offers legal services in the following areas of law:    Family Law, including Divorce, Support, and Custody, Criminal Defense, Real Estate Settlement, Estate Planning and Administration, Bankruptcy, Veterans Planning, Crisis Planning (Medicaid and Asset protection), Business Law (Formation), Unemployment Compensation Appeals, Long Term Disability Appeals, and Civil Litigation. To honor our Military Veterans and to thank for their service…

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Report: Truck Traffic on I-81 to increase 50% by 2040

A report was issued from the Pennsylvania Statewide Freight Model that indicates that truck traffic on Interstate 81 in Central Pennsylvania will increase by 50% by 2040.   Kevin Cole of the Interstate 81 Coalition, believes that truck traffic in this region with double by 2025. "Purportedly 12 percent of U.S. economy travels on I-81 today," Cole said. "We're expecting that traffic to come regardless of what the impact of the canal is or isn't. Moving stuff over to rail will…

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Work Injury at Shippensburg’s Procter & Gamble

You can read about it here at ShippensburgWorkersComp.com. Sounds like a pretty serious injury if Life Lion had to be called, rather than regular emergency personnel.  We will keep an eye out for additional information related to this work injury. To the best of our knowledge, the new Procter & Gamble facility is still hiring and not anywhere near capacity.  The huge new distribution center off the Olde Scotland Road in Franklin County Shippensburg is the largest warehouse int he…

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Pennsylvania Workers Comp: Can I refuse medical treatment?

I frequently get asked questions about medical treatment.  One of those questions revolves around surgery and whether an employee must undergo surgery or some other medical treatment.  The easy answer is, yes, you can refuse any medical treatment you do not want.  HOWEVER, the important follow up question to that is, will a refusal of medical treatment impact my workers compensation benefits?  That answer is, yes, it may have a substantial impact on your benefits.   Let me explain. In…

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Shoulder Injuries and Pennsylvania workers compensation

I see many shoulder injuries in my workers compensation practice.  These types of injuries generally are centered around warehouses and distribution centers, trucking terminals, nursing care facilities, and manufacturing type facilities. These type of work-related injuries can be specific type of injuries or repetitive type injuries.  Injuries to the shoulder can happen in specific events, such as lifting items overhead and feeling a 'pop' or feeling immediate pain in the shoulder area when pushing or pulling something heavy, or falling…

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Shippensburg Fair starts today

The Shippensburg Community Fair starts today.   The fair will last all week at the Shippensburg Fair Grounds off of Possum Hollow Road in Shippensburg.  Mooney & Associates will have a table at the fair all week in the evening.  We encourage everyone to stop by and say hello to our Attorneys who will be at the table. If you have concerns regarding a work injury and plan to be at the fair this week on an evening, stop by…

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PA Unemployment Rate remains steady

Pennsylvania's unemployment rate remained unchanged for the month of June.  The overall unemployment rate in Pennsylvania remained at 5.6%. The jobless rate was 5.6 percent in June, the same as in May, and employers added a meager 1,800 jobs, according to the Department of Labor & Industry monthly work force report. The number of Pennsylvanians who reported they were unemployed fell by a seasonally adjusted 6,000 to 357,000, the report showed. But the civilian labor force declined by 28,000 people…

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Shippensburg School Board approves LERTA for Georgia Pacific

The Shippensburg School District's Board of Directors approved a LERTA for Georgia-Pacific at last nights board meeting.  The original LERTA proposed by Georgia-Pacific a few weeks ago initially requested 100% abatement in the first year with a seven year total LERTA.  That proposal was rejected by the School Board.  The new LERTA approved last evening provides tax dollars to the District throughout the LERTA, including the first year, and is for six years in length.   I voted to reject…

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