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 »
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When fracking commenced in Pennsylvania most skilled workers were imported from out of state. Naturally, Pennsylvania union members were upset. Protests took place. Now, the Scranton Times reports that unions are actively supporting fracking. Union members are finding many jobs at pipeline construction sites and throughout the Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling region. Union officials… Read more »
A ruling by the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court has determined that a medical provider’s failure to provide a password to access medical records contained on a CD-ROM amounts to non-compliance with a medical records request and supports a finding that the treatment that was the subject of a Utilization Review (UR) was not reasonable or necessary…. Read more »
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The past several weeks has seen a tremendous influx of road construction work on Interstate 81 in Luzerne, Lackawanna and Susquehanna Counties. Unfortunately, with the increase in the number of construction zones has come an increase in truck and car accidents. The 12 Trial Lawyers at DLP have been retained in a number of recent… Read more »
Fracking has been on hold in New York for the past several years. Spurred on by reports of water pollution in Pennsylvania and fears of interfering with the Delaware River Basin water supply to New York City New York legislatures have been slow to approve natural gas drilling in the state. Today reports indicate that… Read more »
A few months ago a natural gas fracking well operated by Chevron in Green County, Pennsylvania suffered a major mishap with resulting fire. One worker lost his life. The incident was reported on this blog. Today the Pittsburgh Post Gazette contains a story noting that DEP officials and investigators were denied access to the fire… Read more »
A person may be eligible to receive benefits as a divorced spouse on a former spouse’s Social Security record if he or she: is at least 62 years old, is unmarried, was married to the former spouse for at least 10 years, and is not entitled to receive a higher amount of Social Security benefits… Read more »
Hospice of the Sacred Heart held its April Lunch and Learn program at its Center for Education in Moosic.
Recently we have blogged about the proposed billion dollar cracker plant to be potentially built by Shell Oil and Gas in Western Pennsylvania. For months there has been nothing but radio silence. Now today, Kevin Begos, writing for the Associated Press reports that Shell held a public meeting today in Hopewell where the cracker plant… Read more »