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Burden Of Proof In A Pea. Work Injury Claim- Workers Compensation

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To meet the burden of proof in a Pennsylvania workers compensation case, the injured party needs to prove, among other things, that he or she was an employee in the course and scope of employment when the injury occurred. To establish an employment reationship, one must show: •That the alleged employer had the right to… Read more »

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Hearing Loss In A Pennsylvania Workers Comp Case

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The Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Act allows for recovery for loss of hearing that is caused by longterm exposure to hazardous occupational noise in the workplace. Hearing loss under the Act considers the binaural formula (both ears) under Guidelines set forth by the American Medical Association (AMA). The AMA formula assesses hearing loss based on audiometer testing measured… Read more »

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Marcellus Shale Counties Show Wage Increase–dlp Law Fights For Personal Injury Clients In Susquehanna, Bradford, Wyoming, And Other Gas Drilling Counties

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Since 2008 Pennsylvania has struggled through the recession with record unemployment and job loss.  Not so those counties fortunate enough to host Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling.  Wages in counties such as Susquehanna have increased dramatically.  Since 2008 the average wage in county has risen from approximately $450/week to over $750/week.  This amazing statistic can… Read more »

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Dep Drilling Regulations To Separate Traditional And Nontraditional/fracking Wells–dlp Lawyers Represent The Injured In Susquehanna And Bradford Counties

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The Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports today that the Department of Environmental Protection is in the early stages of redrafting and writing new natural gas and oil drilling regulations in Pennsylvania.  According to the PPG article, the new regulations will be different for traditional oil and gas wells and “new” fracking well sites. Preliminary drafts of the… Read more »

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Pa. Workers Compensation Act Workers

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If you have been injured at work and are collecting wage loss benefits under the Pa. Workers Compensation Act, your right to benefits may be reduced by receipt of other forms of benefits, namely, unemployment benefits, severance benefits, pension benefits, and Social security retirement benefits. The  unemployment and severance offset is dollar for dollar. Ragarding pension… Read more »

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Social Security Disability- Return To Work- Trial Work Period And Substantial Earnings

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Lou is receiving Social Security Disability benefits as a result of a low back condition which involves several herniated discs. He was previously employed as a well driller but cannot perform that job due to the rigorous physical aspects of his former job. Lou has stayed in touch with his former employer, Bud. Bud’s well… Read more »

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Serious Accidents On I-81 In Luzerne, Lackawanna And Susquehanna Counties Continue To Increase—dlp Law Trial Lawyers Fights For Innocent Victims

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Recently I settled a tragic case involving the death of a young mother which occurred on I=81 in Northeast Pennsylvania.  It was a sad case involving the loss of a beautiful woman and mother that could have been prevented.  Unfortunately, the 12 trial lawyers at DLP Law are seeing and handling more I-81 personal injury… Read more »

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Workers Compensation Question- Work Injury Lawyer

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Ben suffered a work injury to his low back while employed with Ward Textiles. Fortunately, Ben received excellent medical care from Dr. Hernandez and he was released to return to work with light duty lifting restrictions. Dr. Hernandez also prescribed an eight week course of physical therapy at Shea Therapy to assist in Ben’s recovery. Ben… Read more »

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Overtime??? Work Wage Question

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Mitch worked for the Happy Endings Health Hospital for a number of years. Mitch worked what is referred to as a “long week/short week” plan. One week he would work 32 hours a week, and then the next week he would work 48 hours in a week. But Mitch was not paid overtime based upon the two… Read more »