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Pa. Work Injury- Personal Comfort Doctrine

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George was employed as a sales manager with Spacely Enterprises. He worked three days per week at Spacely’s Scranton, Pa.  office and worked at home, in his basement office, two days per week. While working at home one day, George received a work-related telephone call from his boss, Mr. Spacely, while he was upstairs drinking a glass of… Read more »

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New Well Drilling On Upswing In Northeast Pennsylvania As Harrisburg Passes New Bill To Protect Landowner Royalties

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

As expected, new natural gas well construction is on the upswing in Northeast Pennsylvania.  A trip up Route 6 last week revealed a significant increase in drilling trucks and trailers.  This writer personally followed three drilling rig heavy trucks for over 20 miles–a slow trip!! Now reports today indicate that several companies have increased their… Read more »

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Social Security/ Workers Comp Question

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Justin had sustained a serious back injury while working and had been collecting Workers’ Compensation benefits for about one year. Despite several surgeries, Justin’s back was not better and it appeared unlikely that he bcould return to work at any type of gainful employment. To further complicate matters, Justin had also developed other problems involving his shoulder as well… Read more »

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Work Injury- Coming And Going To Work

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Under the laws of this Commonwealth, in order to qualify for workers’ compensation benefits, an injured worker bears the burden of demonstrating that any injuries he has sustained occurred in the course and scope of his employment. Employees who sustain injuries away from an employer’s premises while travelling to and from work are generally not… Read more »

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Chesapeake Sells West Virginia Marcellus Stake; Continues High Profile In Northeast Pennsylvania

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

Chesapeake Gas and Oil committed untold resources to lease large amounts of acreage throughout the Marcellus Shale region.  Once fracking and natural gas drilling began in ernest, Chesapeake was positioned to be the major player throughout the region. Early on, Chesapeake’s business model paid handsome dividends for its owners.  The Marcellus play turned out to… Read more »

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Pennsylvania Firefighter Cancer Presumption Law- Workers Compensation Lawyer

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Under the terms of the Pennsylvania Firefighter Cancer Presumption Law,  firefighter cancer claims can be filed by, or on behalf of any active, retired, career or volunteer firefighter who has been treated or is being treated for cancer, regardless of when the cancer was treated or diagnosed. The law affords a presumption that the cancer diagnosis… Read more »

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Natural Gas Drilling Expected To Accelerate In Potter And Tioga Counties—dlp Lawyers Fight For Gas Drillers And Pipeline Workers Injured In Central Pennsylvania

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Natural gas drilling and fracking in Potter and Tioga counties in North Central Pennsylvania has been slow for the past four years.  Now reports out of the region indicate that visits from landsmen on behalf of drilling companies is increasing significantly.  With the influx of gathering pipeline construction projects drillers are securing leaseholds on many… Read more »