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Injured Workers In Pennsylvania

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In Pennsylvania, if an injured worker voluntarily withdraws from the labor market, the employer can seek to suspend the payment of workers compensation wage loss benefits. Likewise, if an injured worker retires voluntarily, the employer can utilize evidence of the retirement as grounds to stop paying weekly workers compensation wage loss checks. Pennsylvania courts have… Read more »

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Many Topics In The Pennsylvania Marcellus Shale Fracking Update

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

With the inauguration of Pennsylvania’s new Governor, Tom Wolf, news regarding the Marcellus shale natural gas industry seems to be in the headlines on an almost daily basis.  Some of the more recent topics– Governor Wolf announced a plan for new and stricter regulations on fracking and natural gas drilling affecting waste disposal, water pollution… Read more »

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What Can You Recover In A Pa. Work Injury Case?

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

If you are injured while working in Pennsylvania, the Workers Compensation Act provides the sole and exclusive remedy for an employee who seeks to recover for an injury sustained during the course of his or her employment. This law clearly states that the “liability of an employer under this act shall be exclusive and in place of any… Read more »

Study Shows the Overuse of Psychiatric Drugs in Nursing Homes

Study Shows The Overuse Of Psychiatric Drugs In Nursing Homes

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A recent study by the Government Accountability Office has revealed the overuse of psychiatric drugs in nursing homes. Psychiatric drugs such as Abilify, Risperdal, Zyperxa and Clozpine are used to help calm down nursing home patients, especially ones who suffer from Alzheimer’s and dementia. The overuse of these drugs, seems to be a trend in… Read more »

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Governor Proposes Natural Gas Extraction Severance Tax

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

During his campaign for Governor, Tom Wolf campaigned on a promise to recommend a fair natural gas severance tax in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  Yesterday, making good on his promise,  now Governor Wolf proposed his first statewide budget which includes a five (5) per cent severance tax. Reaction to the Governor’s proposal was swift.  Natural… Read more »