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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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Social Security and the Death of a Spouse

Howard and Marion had been married for 42 years when Howard died. Howard was collecting Social Security retirement benefits at the time of his death. Marion had been a housewife all her life and had never paid Social Security taxes. Marion wondered whether or not she would be entitled to continue to receive the Social Security (…)

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Slip and Fall- Work Injury?

Question: I applied for a job at (name omitted). When I was leaving my job interview, the elevator in the building was being serviced so I had to take the stairs. As I was going down the stairs, the handrail broke away from the wall causing me to fall. I injured my back and twisted my knee. I (…)

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“Work From Home” Work Injury- Can You Collect Workers Comp?

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 (…)

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Can Someone Collect Both Workers Comp and Social Security?

Leo had sustained a serious back injury while working and had been collecting Workers’ Compensation benefits for about one year. Despite several surgeries, Leo’s back was not improving and it was unlikely that he could return to work at any type of gainful employment. To make matters worse, Leo had also developed other problems including arthritis in his shoulder, (…)

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Medical Complications in a Work Injury Case

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

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Reducing Workers Compensation Benefits

If you have been injured at work and are collecting wage loss benefits under the Pa. Workers Compensation Act, your right to benefits may be reduced by receipt of other forms of benefits. For example, your workers compensation benefits may be reduced if you also receive unemployment benefits, severance benefits, pension benefits, and Social Security retirement (…)

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WHEN CAN AN EMPLOYEE SUE HIS EMPLOYER FOR WRONGFUL DISCHARGE?

In Pennsylvania the long standing policy is that an employer can terminate an employee at any time, for any reason or for no reason whatsoever. Henry vs. Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad, 139 Pa. 289 1891. This doctrine is still the law in Pennsylvania although over time exceptions have been carved out. The Pennsylvania Supreme (…)

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Unable To Work- Can I Qualify For Social Security Disability?

Question: I am unable to work due to several medical issues. My past work experience was very strenuous and required a lot of heavy lifting. I can’t do that anymore. Will I be eligible for Social Security disability benefits? C.P., Towanda, Pa. Answer: To qualify for Social Security disability (SSDIB) benefits, you must establish several things. (…)

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