Can I help with Maryland Workers’ Comp?

I often get questions from Pennsylvania residents that get hurt in Maryland whether they need to find a firm in Maryland to handle their workers' compensation case in Maryland.  The answer to the question is NO.   Several of Mooney Law's Pennsylvania office locations, specifically Chambersburg, Waynesboro, Gettysburg, Hanover, and York, are close to the Pennsylvania and Maryland border.  Often times, Pennsylvania residents live in Pennsylvania but work in Maryland and get hurt at work in Maryland.  If you work in…

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Bringing Workers Comp representation to Waynesboro, PA

My firm, Mooney Law, recently opened an office in Waynesboro, PA.  One thing I have noticed is that my Workers Comp and Social Security Disability practice has a healthy portion of Waynesboro clients.  Now, I can bring our representation right to Waynesboro.  Beginning on August 1, Mooney Law has an office in downtown Waynesboro and can meet clients anytime from 8AM to 5PM.  It is an appointment only office, so clients should call the firm to schedule an appointment.  The…

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Worker killed at Manitowoc in Shady Grove, PA

A crane accident at the Manitowoc plant in Shady Grove, PA has killed a workers and injured several others.   The accident occurred today at around 830 AM. “There's definitely a serious accident with a fatality involved. That's all I can tell you at this time,” Warner said around 9:30 this morning. The Franklin County Coroner and Pennsylvania State Police were called to the scene on the Manitowoc property that fronts Route 16 in Shady Grove, between Greencastle and Waynesboro. Manitowoc…

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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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Anesthetic Vials at Summit Health Surgical Group in Waynesboro may have been contaminated.

Summit Health, the ownership group of the Chambersburg and Waynesboro Hospitals announced that there is a possibility of anesthetic vial contamination for 326 patients of Summit Surgical Group in Waynesboro.   Apparently there is a possibility of 326 people who could have possibly been contaminated and all 326 have been contacted by Summit physician Services.   Summit did caution that chance of contamination and infection are remote. "Although the possibility of infection is remote, we're not taking any chances with our…

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Reporting a work injury in Pennsylvania

Often, I hear stories from clients that they were told by Supervisors that if a work injury is not reported within 24 hours of occurrence, then they lose their workers compensation rights.  Not only is the practice deceptive, but it is also legally incorrect. The PA Workers Compensation Act is specific in requirements to report an injury to your employer.  The Act states that an employee has 21 days from he date of injury to report the injury to the…

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