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Jurisdiction In A Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Case- Where Will I Be Heard??

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Question: I work for a business based in Pennsylvania. I was injured on the job but my injury occurred out-of-state. Can I pursue a Pennsylvania workers comp claim? Answer: It will depend on the facts and your work situation. The Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Act applies to all injuries that occur within Pennsylvania. If the injury… Read more »

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Governor Elect Tom Wolf Makes Dep And Dcnr Appointments

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

The natural gas industry, fracking and a statewide severance tax all became significant issues during the recent contest for Governor of Pennsylvania.  Current Governor Tom Corbett was always seen as a pro natural gas drilling executive during his term in office.  Governor elect Tom Wolf successfully portrayed the Governor as a friend of everything natural… Read more »

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Exposure To Loud Noise At Work- Hearing Loss Benefits

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If you suffer a loss of hearing as a result of exposure to noise  in the workplace, you may be entitled to workers compensation benefits. Under the Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Act, compensation may be awarded for permanent loss of hearing which is medically established- by expert medical proof -to be caused by long term exposure… Read more »

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Crashing Oil Prices, Fracking Ban In New York, And Now Earthquakes!—fracking Industry Rocked

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

Oil prices continue to fall at a dramatic pace.  This week the price dropped to under $50 per barrel for the first time in many years.  Oil and natural gas companies have been hit hard throughout the world.  One immediate result–along with significantly lower gas prices at the pump; which is good–has been the curtailing… Read more »

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Posted by & filed under Areas of Practice, DLP Law, Social Security Disability.

Congressional Republicans today proposed heavy-handed rules that would forbid the House from considering certain legislation about Social Security. These rules would not allow the House to discuss legislation that would move funds from Social Security’s Retirement Trust Fund to the Disability Trust Fund, unless those bills also raised taxes or cut Social Security benefits for… Read more »

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Workers Compensation- Circumstances Where Injury Is Excluded

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

In the State of Pennsylvania, there are certain circumstances where a work injury would be excluded from being covered under the Workers Compensation Act. These exclusions, defined by statute, include: – an intentionally self-inflicted injury, -an injury or death caused by the employee’s violation of law, -an injury or death caused by the employee’s violation of… Read more »

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Dlp Truck Accident Team Obtains $14.5 Million Susquehanna County Settlement

Posted by & filed under DLP Law, Truck Accidents.

The Truck Accident litigation Trial Team at Dougherty Leventhal Price LLP finished 2014 by resolving several multi-million dollar cases.  These settlements come on the heals of last year’s $14.5 million dollar settlement in Susquehanna County.  The Dlp Truck Accident Team handling the case included Top 100 Trial Lawyers Patrick Dougherty and partners James Wetter and… Read more »

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2014 Year In Review For Marcellus Shale

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

2014 was a very interesting year for the Marcellus Shale business in Pennsylvania and throughout the Northeast. The year started with continuing depressed natural gas prices.  As a result of the low prices, drilling for new wells decreased substantially.  Companies, such as Chesapeake, saw a lot of change.  Reduction in leaseholds and shake up of… Read more »

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Social Security Benefits And A Personal Injury Case

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Keith and Mary were injured in an automobile accident. As a result of his injuries, Keith was awarded Social Security DISABILITY benefits (SSDIB).  Keith had enjoyed a long work history before his accident and had paid sufficient amounts in to the Social Security system to qualify for SSDIB benefits. Prior to the auto accident, Mary… Read more »