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Pennsylvania Fails To Tax Natural Gas Pipelines; Billions Being Spent On New Pipeline Construction

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As reported recently on this blog, natural gas pipeline construction is booming in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  To date, over $7 billion has been allocated by various companies for current or near future pipeline projects. Now the Allentown Morning Call is reporting that natural gas pipelines go untaxed for real estate tax purposes in Pennsylvania…. Read more »

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Dlp Natural Gas Pipeline Litigation Team Notes Dangers Of Pipeline Work Related Injuries

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The Natural Gas Pipeline Litigation Team at DLP headed by Attorneys Pat Dougherty and Joe Price continue to  encounter serious and devastating injuries caused at accidents occurring at natural gas pipeline construction sites.  It is expected that these accidents will only increase now that over seven billion dollars has been dedicated to construction of new… Read more »

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Job Offer To An Injured Worker

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

Ed tripped and fell while working. He suffered a torn meniscus in his knee. Surgery was performed and Ed collected workers compensation benefits while recovering. Before his injury, he worked as a laborer. His job involved very strenuous physical activity. Ed’s doctor felt that Ed could go back to work in a modified capacity. Ed’s employer… Read more »

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Pennsylvania Gas Drilling Work Injury

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Question: Fred had worked for a Texas-based natural gas drilling company for a number of years. The company started to develop drilling sites in Northeastern and North-Central Pennsylvania, and Fred’s company provided him with a hotel room a few miles from the drilling site. The hotel, however, was located in New York State just over the Pennslyvania… Read more »

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Gas Drilling Injury Lawyers

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

The Scranton Times has reported that counties with a high density of Marcellus Shale Gas Field wells have a higher frequency of truck accidents , criminal arrests and higher rates of sexually transmitted diseases. This data was released by two environmental advocacy groups, PennEnvironment and Food & Water Watch, who are studying the effect natural gas drilling… Read more »

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Nursing Home Negligence And Abuse

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Take a look at your local news almost any week and you’ll find multiple examples of nursing home negligence. A recent article announces “Six Nursing Homes Fined Following Verbal Abuse, Lapses In Care.” These homes did everything from verbally abusing residents to mixing up medications and neglecting to maintain proper records. One patient even became so… Read more »

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Pa. Work Injury- Medical Expense Reimbursement

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In Pennsylvania, a workers compensation insurer is entitled to reimbursement from the Supersedeas Fund for medical expenses paid on behalf of claimant. In the case of Dept. Of Labor & Industry v. WCAB (Crawford & Co.), the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that the insurance carrier for the injured worker was entitled to reimbursement from the Supersedeas Fund relative… Read more »

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Pipeline Construction Boom In Pennsylvania Continues

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Over the past several months we have been reporting on numerous gathering and transport pipeline projects either on the books or under actual construction.  We thought that the $1.8 billion project in Northeast Pennsylvania was a big deal.  Now today the Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports that Dominion has submitted initial plans for a $5 billion… Read more »