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Mark A. Buterbaugh

Mark A. Buterbaugh

Represent injured workers acorss Pennsylvania. Also practice in Bankruptcy
  • Workers' Compensation, Bankruptcy, Social Security Disability...
  • Maryland, Pennsylvania
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Summary

Partner and Co-Owner of Mooney Law. Created and manage the firm's Workers Compensation and Social Security Disability practice. Have fought for and won tens of millions of dollars in workers compensation benefits for injured workers all over Pennsylvania. Also represent injured clients from Slip and Falls, Premises Liability, and Dog Bites.

Additionally, Represent clients in a growing Personal Bankruptcy in Chapters 7 and 13 before the US Middle District Bankruptcy Court.

In 2019, named as a Rising Star in Pennsylvania and as a Super Lawyer by the prestigious national Super Lawyer magazine. Only 5% of Pennsylvania Lawyers are selected as Super Lawyers and only 2.5% of Pennsylvania Lawyers are selected as Rising Stars.

Practice Areas
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Bankruptcy
  • Social Security Disability
  • Personal Injury
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    Workers Compensation and Social Security Disability
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Maryland
Maryland Court of Appeals
ID Number: 1910070001
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Pennsylvania
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Partner
Mooney & Associates
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Partner and Attorney at Mooney & Associates.
Attorney
Post & Schell
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Workers Compensation Defense
Enforcement Counsel
PA Gaming Control Board
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Staff
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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Education
Widener University Commonwealth Law School
J.D. (2009) | Law
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Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
M.A. (1997) | Master of Public Administration
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Pennsylvania State University - University Park
B.A. (1992) | Political Science
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Awards
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Risings Stars in Pennsylvania
Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
State Bar of Pennsylvania # 306967
Member
Current
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United States Middle District Bankruptcy Court
Member
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United State Middle District Court
Member
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Franklin County United Way Board of Directors
Board Member
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Lebanon County Bar Association
Member
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Cumberland County Bar Association
Member
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Pennsylvania Association of Justice
Member
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Franklin County Bar Association
Member
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Speaking Engagements
Link and Learn, Widener University Commonwealth Law School
Widener School of Law
Spoke to law students on transitioning from government law to private practice law
Legal Answers
12 Questions Answered

Q. R-shoulder labrum tear: light duty Can I be made to go against my restrictions or do a job that causes pain or a ....
A: The short answer is No. You should follow your treating doctor’s restrictions. It will likely draw a suspension petition from the insurance carrier when you do not accept the position. That being said, if you are offered light duty, you should immediately speak to an experienced workers compensation attorney.
Q. I injured my dominant shoulder on the job. Do I have to accept literally cleaning bathrooms, break room, fridges.
A: If the poisition is within YOUR doctor’s restrictions, then not performing duty can have significant negative impact on your claim and benefits. My suggestion is contact an experienced workers compensation attorney to help protect your benefits and guide you through the complexities of the claim and law.
Q. How do I decide if I need to file a workers' compensation or a personal injury claim for my work injury?
A: You would be best to sit down and speak with an experienced workers compensation attorney. You provide little facts, so determining a quick answer is out of the question. Fact is, in many cases, you have a workers compensation claim and a third party claim.
Q. Can part time employees get workers comp?
A: Yes. The fact an employee is full-time, part-time, or temporary doesn't matter. It certainly impacts the average weekly wage. However, if you are hurt at work, no matter how many hours you were, you are entitled to workers compensation benefits.
Q. Is my employer required to pay me to go to doctor visits? I don't think I will be out long enough for comp to pay me.
A: Generally, no they are not. If you have to attend an Independent Medical Exam by the insurance carrier, and drive yourself, then yes, they must reimburse you for that. The issue revolves around treatment is considered local. If treatment is available locally, then you are not entitled to reimbursement for travel expenses, except in extraordinary circumstances. “Locally” means less than 100 miles. That does not mean that you will get reimbursed if over 100 miles. There are specific rules. I suggest you speak to an experienced workers compensation attorney to help guide you.
Q. Am i required to first let my employer know I've been injured before I file a claim? Can I get penalized?
A: First thing you should do whenever an injury occurs at work is report the injury to your employer. That is number one priority. You have 20 days to report the injury to get benefits back to day you stopped working. If you do not report the injury within 120 days your claim will be barred. Just report it ASAP!
Q. Can my employer force me 2 work on light duty 4 another company or entity if they can't provide work 4 my restrictions?
A: They are permitted to provide work within your restrictions. At a different entity as well. Failing to to that light duty would put your wage loss benefits in jeopardy.
Q. If am am sent for tests or diagnosis during work hours do I still get paid for the time I am away from work?
A: My suggestion, as with all work injury cases, is to obtain an experience workers compensation attorney to help guide you through things like pay, wage loss, and medical benefits. The benefits and rights are just too important.
Q. Hurt on the job, went to see a lawyer about SSDI and he refused to take my case !
A: More than likely you do not have current insured status. To be eligible for SSDI, you have to have enough work credits. Kind of like Unemployment. Check with your local SSA office and inquire with them what your 'date of last insured' is. For example, if your date of last insured is 3/31/2018, then the to be eligible for SSDI, you will have to be found disabled prior to 3/31/2018.
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