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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

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

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 »

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Medical Treatment In A Workers Comp Work Injury Case

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If you suffer a work-related injury in Pennsylvania, the Pa. Workers’ Compensation Act gives your employer the right to establish a list of designated health care providers with whom injured workers are required to seek treatment for a work injury. The physicians on these lists are called “panel physicians”. When the “panel physician”  list is… Read more »

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Pennsylvania Firefighter Cancer Presumption Law

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The Pennsylvania Firefighter Cancer Presumption Law, which became effective as of July 7, 2011,  now enumerates cancer as an occupational disease for firefighters. This law also extends the limitations period within which a firefighter can file a work-related cancer claim to 600 weeks- a period of more than 11 years- after the date of last… Read more »

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Time Limits On Reporting And Filing A Pa. Work Injury Claim

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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 »