When the Marcellus Shale natural gas boom started in Pennsylvania, regional officials braced for all sorts of new problems to go along with the money and economic benefits. Lack of housing, increased school enrollments, supply needs, traffic increases and environmental concerns topped their lists. A report out of Central Pennsylvania notes an unexpected concern: uninsured out of state gas field workers causing economic lose at a regional hospital. Tiny Jersey Shore Hospital reported over a half million dollar loss last year. Officials relate the loses to treatment of uninsured gas field workers seeking medical treatment for non-work related illnesses. It seems that many companies in the natural gas drilling business do not provide medical insurance for their employees.
The 13 Trial lawyers at DLP are here to represent gas drilling company employees injured on the job or in accidents outside of their employment. DLP has handled many cases in rural Pennsylvania for over 35 years. DLP has collected millions of dollars in cases in Federal Court and in courtrooms in Wellsboro, Coudersport, Towanda, Montrose, Dushore, Williamsport and Tunkhannock.