Posts Categorized: DLP Law

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Medical Treatment In A Pa. Work Injury Case- Workers Comp

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The Pa. Workers’ Compensation Act gives employers the right to establish a list of designated health care providers with whom injured workers are required to seek treatment for a work injury. The physicians on these lists are called “panel physicians”. When the “panel physician”  list is properly posted, the injured worker must seek treatment for the work… Read more »

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Dep Fines, State Budget Talks Highlight Pennsylvania Marcellus Shale Gas Drilling News

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As the June 30th deadline for passing a balanced budget approaches in Harrisburg, lawmakers and the Governor’s office are posturing their positions as they head into serious budget discussions.  Highlighting the inevitable fight is the proposed natural gas severance tax found in governor wolf’s initial budget.  Yesterday, the State House passed its first proposed budget…. Read more »

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Work Injury- Workers Compensation Jurisdiction

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Tony lived in Texas. He was hired by a natural gas extraction company located in Texas. Tony’s job assignment was to work at gas drilling sites in Pennsylvania. When Tony was hired, he signed an employment agreement that stated that any work injury claims would be processed under Texas law since his employer was principally based in Texas. Tony… Read more »

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Royal Dutch Shell Buys Land For “cracker” Plant!

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After years of speculation and inaction it appears that the proposed multi-billion dollar “cracker” plant in Western Pennsylvania is on track for construction.  Today, Royal Dutch Shell filed a deed indicating purchase of land in Potter Township, Beaver County for $13.5 million. The plant will convert abundant natural gas harvested from the Marcellus Shale and… Read more »

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Independent Contractor Or Employee In A Pa. Workers Comp Case?

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In 2011, Pennsylvania passed the Construction Workplace Misclassification Act which makes it illegal to classify commercial and residential construction employees as independent contractors. This Act also significantly narrows the definition of “independent contractor” which requires (1) a written contract to perform construction services with the business or person; (2) the individual is free from control or direction over the performance… Read more »