What to expect at an initial workers compensation consultation

Mooney Law is proud to represent workers throughout Maryland and Pennsylvania   When I contact Mooney Law about a Maryland work injury case, what should I expect at the initial consultation? So you have been injured at work. You want a free consultation with Mooney Law for your work injury. What should you expect? What kind of information should you have ready? At your initial consultation you will speak with me, Attorney Mark Buterbaugh. I am […]

Are Maryland Workers’ Comp Benefits Taxable?

Are workers’ compensation benefits in Maryland taxable?  It is that time of year that this question comes up frequently. The answer is NO.  Workers’ compensation benefits are paid to injured workers.  The checks come without any taxes deducted.  Additionally, settlement funds and permanency award lump sums also arrive without any deductions.  So does an injured worker in Maryland have to set a portion of their funds back for state and federal taxes? Workers’ compensation awards […]

Questions and Answers about Maryland Workers’ Compensation Settlements

Injured workers in Maryland can decide to pursue lump sum settlement of their claim at any time.  Given the fact many Maryland injured workers struggle financially, with and those without receiving wage loss benefits, ensuring proper timing of settlement is critical.  Mooney Law can help. When is the best time to think about settlement of my Maryland workers’ compensation claim? Ultimately, it is best to wait until the injured worker reaches what is called maximum […]

Back Injuries in Maryland Workers Comp

Back injuries are frequent work injuries I see in Maryland workers’ compensation.  That makes sense considering there on average over 1,000,000 work-related back injuries in the United States every year. The spine is the “electrical system” that fuels body movement. The spine is made of bones called vertebrae. There is a soft material between these vertebrae and that soft material is called discs.  The spine is made up of three major segments:  cervical spine, thoracic […]

Meeting with a Mooney Law Attorney for a work injury

With the winter season upon us, we are being advised to expect increases or a new ‘wave’ of COVID cases, especially with the appearance of the Omicron variant.  In fact, Pennsylvania is already reporting the third highest daily rates in the United States. Maryland is seeing an increase in cases as well. As we move forward through the winter months, I leave it up to the comfort of my clients and prospective clients on how […]

Rotator Cuff tears in Maryland Workers’ Compensation

Rotator cuff injuries are some of the most common injuries I have seen in my Maryland workers’ compensation practice.  Particularly in the Hagerstown area where we see significant warehouse and distribution growth.  The rotator cuff is made up of four muscles in your shoulder area.  The four specific muscles are  the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor and subscapularis.  These four muscles attach to the  bone in your shoulder.  These four muscles wrap around the shoulder and form […]

Insurance Recorded Statements and Maryland Workers’ Compensation

When you are injured at work, your employer is required to carry workers’ compensation insurance.  In most cases, when you report an injury, your employer will then report the injury to their workers’ compensation insurance carrier.  More than likely, once the injury is reported to the insurance carrier, the adjuster assigned to your file will make contact with you.   Let me provide a little advice eon that.  You should always remember that insurance adjusters ARE […]

In Maryland, Seven Things to NOT DO in an IME

Independent Medical Examinations are frequent in workers compensation cases in Maryland and  Pennsylvania.  Just a few quick words about an IME.  First, they are not ‘independent’ exams.  These are exams scheduled by the workers’ compensation insurance carrier, with a doctor they choose, and scheduled most often for very specific reasons.  Those reasons may include attempt to get a full recovery opinion, to deny medical treatment, or to return the injured worker back to work.  You […]

Maryland Workers’ Comp Filing Deadlines

Injured workers in Maryland have very specific statutory deadlines that must be complied with to be eligible for Maryland workers’ compensation benefits.  Let’s take a look at those.  Notice to the Employer When you are injured at work, you have to notify your employer of the injury.  Failure to do so may bar eligibility for workers’ compensation benefits. There are some nuances to the limitations, but the best practice is always to report the work […]

Five Steps When Injured At Work in Maryland

I would say this. What we’re seeing now is really an economy that seems to be at an inflection point. And that’s because of widespread vaccination and strong fiscal support, strong monetary policy support. We feel like we’re at a place where the economy’s about to start growing much more quickly and job creation coming in much more quickly. The economy is picking up steam. Hiring is on the rise.  Building and development is increasing.  […]