Posts Categorized: DLP Law

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Low Energy Prices Take Toll On Chesapeake

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Oil prices continue to sink on the international market.  Natural gas prices, spurred downward by the boom in fracking and production , continue to slug along at very low levels. These almost record level low energy prices are taking their toll on energy companies worldwide. This week, Chesapeake Oil and Gas announced that profits are… Read more »

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Facial Scarring In A Pa. Workers Comp Case

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If you suffer a work injury in Pennsylvania that results in scarring or disfigurement of the head, face or neck, you may be entitled to payment of monetary benefits. The scarring must be serious, permanent, unsightly, and not usually incident to the employment. For purposes of assessing the value of the disfigurement, a Workers Compensation Judge will view your… Read more »

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Payment Of Medical Bills In A Pa. Workers Comp Case

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In a claim for benefits under the Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Act, the employer (or the employer’s insurance company) is obligated to pay medical expenses which are reasonable, necessary and related to the accepted work injury. The medical bills must be paid within 30 days of the bill and medical documentation regarding the medical treatment being received… Read more »

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“prompt” Notice Of Ability To Return To Work- Pa. Work Injury

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The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act requires that a Notice of Ability to Return to Work form must be issued to an injured worker (the “claimant”) in a “prompt” fashion in order for an employer to pursue a modification or suspension of the claimant’s wage loss benefits based on an earning power assessment. However, the Act… Read more »

Nursing Home Study Finds Abuse From Neighbors

Nursing Home Study Finds Abuse From Neighbors

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There are many concerns that go along with putting a loved one in a nursing home. An article from the New York Times brings to light major concern that could be happening to your loved one. A recent study conducted by Dr. Pillemer has reported information that nursing home abuse, including verbal, physical and sexual,… Read more »

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Politics, Cancelled Plans And Pipeline Opposition Top Pennsylvania Marcellus Shale News

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Governor Tom Wolf was elected based upon a platform that promised to keep a closer eye on the growing Marcellus Shale natural gas industry in Pennsylvania.  To back up his campaign promises, Governor Wolf has nominated John Quigley to serve as the new Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection.  In recent years Mr. Quigley… Read more »

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Does Bubba Have A Claim For Benefits Under The Pennsylvania workers’ Compensation Act?

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Bubba was employed as a foreman on a gas drilling rig in the Pennsylvania Marcellus Shale field. Bubba had been suffering from diabetes for a number of years. Most of the time, Bubba was able to keep his blood sugar levels under control. But there were times when Bubba was not able to do so. One day… Read more »