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Slip and Fall at a Job Interview – Do I Have a Case?

Question: I recently had a job interview at (name omitted). When I was leaving the job interview, I tripped and fell in the office stairwell. The stair that I tripped on had a wooden board that had rotted away. The maintenance man who helped me to my feet told me that other people had complained (…)

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Medical errors are the third-leading cause of death in the U.S.

When hospitals fail in its duty to protect their patients, the results can be disastrous. According to recent research by the John Hopkins School of Medicine, medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the United States, right behind heart disease and cancer. Many people do not realize that they may be eligible (…)

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Attorney Sean P. McDonough achieves recertification with National Board of Trial Advocacy

The National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) is pleased to announce that Sean P. McDonough of the law firm Dougherty Leventhal and Price, LLP has successfully achieved recertification as a civil trial advocate. Mr. McDonough has been a NBTA member in good standing for 24 years. The NBTA was formed out of a strong conviction (…)

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Remembering 9/11, 16 Years Later

Remembering 9/11, 16 Years Later and Trial Lawyers Care. September 11, 2001, affected our country and all of us deeply. In 2001, the American Association for Justice organized a program to provide free legal help for 9/11 survivors. The program was called Trial Lawyers Care. Joe Price, a partner in the Dougherty Leventhal and Price, (…)

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Medical Treatment Complications in a Workers Comp case

Sam was employed as an a department chair at a local university. Part of Sam’s job duties involved mentoring and advising students seeking degrees in the school’s graduate program. One Fall day, Sam attended a lunch meeting with a doctoral candidate to discuss his thesis. When getting up from the table, Sam tripped and fell injuring (…)

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How Much Auto Insurance Coverage Do I Really Need?

In Pennsylvania, everyone is required by law to have at least $15,000 worth of auto insurance in case they cause an auto accident and hurt somebody. Unfortunately, many, many car owners break this law and are out on the roads driving without any insurance. Some estimates predict that as many as 15% to 20% of (…)

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Keeping Your Children Safe during Back-to-School Season

Back-to-school season is in full swing, and that means there is more early morning traffic for those headed off to work each day. Knowing this, and the risk it poses to their children can give parents an extra dose of anxiety. Thankfully, there are ways that parents can protect their children from bus accidents, car (…)

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Auto Accident While On The Job

Question: My job requires a lot of driving. As part of my pay, my employer pays me a car allowance and mileage reimbursement as well. I was injured in a car accident. I was working at the time and collected workers compensation. I also sued the other driver who caused the accident. I’m told that (…)

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I’m an Innocent Accident Victim; I have Limited Tort/Limited Coverage – Part 2

As I mentioned in our last post, many clients who come to DLP for help after becoming victims of auto accident through no fault of their own have chosen the “limited tort/limited coverage” option on their auto insurance policies. They have given up their right to recover for pain and suffering unless they suffered serious (…)

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Car Accident? What the heck is Limited Tort?! – Part 1

I can’t tell you how many times a new client recently involved in an automobile accident comes into our offices and states “Thank goodness I have full coverage”. Their hearts sink when a cursory review of their insurance policy reveals that they and their insurance agent have selected “limited tort” coverage. Unfortunately, 99% of our (…)

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The Dangers of using Social Media after a Car Accident Injury Claim

Like it or not, social media is central to the way that many people conduct themselves in today’s society. While this can often bring good things into your life, adding to and not taking away, social media can be extremely damaging to a personal injury or accident claim case. It is more than likely that (…)

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DLP Launches New, Redesigned Website

Dougherty Leventhal & Price, LLP, a national, full-service law firm specializing in Personal Injury, is thrilled to announce the launch of its completely redesigned law firm website, www.DLPlaw.com. This new website highlights firm’s attorneys and provides users with an interactive, user-friendly experience. It features a fresh, innovative design, clear navigation, and up-to-date firm information. “Our (…)

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DLP hosts BNI Appreciation party for all four chapters each office participates with: Moosic, Hazleton, Honesdale, and Kingston.

DLP was thrilled to host a BNI Appreciation party for the 4 Chapters that we participate in tonight at the Glenmaura National Golf Club in Moosic, Pennsylvania. BNI – The World’s Leading Referral Organization (Business Networking International) has been an integral part of DLP’s success. Every Wednesday morning, Attorney Brian Price meets with 45 other (…)

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Attorney John Finnerty Celebrates 20 years with DLP this November.

Dougherty Leventhal and Price, LLP would like to extend a special THANK YOU to John Finnerty on 20 years with the firm! Your hard work and dedication has not gone unnoticed over the years. You are such a positive light and always so willing to do what needs to get done. The Firm couldn’t be (…)

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Attorneys Judy & Joe Price participate in the Family to Family Thanksgiving Basket Program.

Attorneys Judy & Joe Price from Dougherty Leventhal and Price, LLP will be participating in the Family to Family Thanksgiving Basket Program. This annual distribution of Thanksgiving baskets will be held on Wednesday, November 23, from 8 am to 4 pm at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple in downtown Scranton. If you (…)

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Retirement In A Pennsylvania Work Injury Case

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 (…)

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Working For a Pennsylvania Employer But Injured On The Job Out-Of-State

Question: I work for a business located in Pennsylvania. I travel for my job. I was injured on the job but my injury occurred out-of-state. Can I receive benefits on 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 (…)

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Seven Days Of Disability- Threshold Requirement In Pa. Workers Compensation

SEVEN. As in SEVEN days. Seven is the number of days one must be disabled from work in order to collect workers compensation wage loss benefits in Pennsylvania. For example, lets’ say that Joe injures his back at work on Monday, December 1, 2015. Joe reports the injury to his supervisor who sends Joe to the (…)

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