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120 Days To Give Notice Of A Work Injury In Pennsylvania

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Question: Is there a time limit on how long I have to report a work injury to my employer? Also, is there a time limit to file a claim with the workers comp (workers compensation) insurance company?  D. H., (City name withheld), Pa. Answer: You should make every effort to report a work injury to your employer as soon as… Read more »

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Governor Cuomo Bans Fracking!!

Posted by & filed under DLP Law, Gas Drilling Injuries.

The New York Times within the hour just reported that Governor Cuomo has banned fracking statewide citing a just released health and welfare report critical of the effects of the fracking process.  This ban keeps in place the ongoing moratorium on fracking throughout New York.  More updates will follow.

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Utica Shale Drilling For Natural Gas Comes To Pennsylvania In A Big Way

Posted by & filed under DLP Law, Gas Drilling Injuries.

Everyone knows about the Marcellus Shale natural gas reserves which are being fracked throughout Pennsylvania.  Marcellus refers to the level within the ground at which natural gas is trapped in shale formations.  The shale is “fracked” releasing the natural gas to flow to the surface for harvesting.  Of course the natural gas production from the… Read more »

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Seven Days- Threshold Requirement In A Pa. Workers Compensation Case

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SEVEN. As in SEVEN days. Seven is the number of days one must be disabled from work in order to collect workers compensation wage loss benefits in Pennsylvania. For example, lets’ say that Joe injures his back at work on Monday, December 1, 2014. Joe reports the injury to his supervisor who sends Joe to the… Read more »

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The Hidden Secret – Nursing Homes Argument To Keep Negligence Hidden

Posted by & filed under Areas of Practice, Nursing Home Abuse.

Several nursing homes around the country are trying to convince judges that arbitration is a “medical decision.” Why? By making contract arbitration a medical decision, nursing home facilities would not be responsible for their abuses put upon their patients. Any abuses and injustices put upon these nursing home patients would be swept under the rug,… Read more »

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Hurt At Work- File A Petition

Posted by & filed under Areas of Practice, DLP Law, Workers Compensation.

When seeking relief under the Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Act, a party- an injured worker (the claimant), an employer or an insurance company- may file a Petition with the Workers Compensation Bureau. The Petition may be filed via U.S. Mail or may also be filed electronically via email. The Petition will be assigned to a Workers Compensation… Read more »