Posts Tagged ‘Workers Compensation’

Work Injury Compensation and Third Party Liability

With the ever-growing number of employees working in the Marcellus Shale gas drilling field comes the increasing risk of workers being injured on the job. Here at Dougherty, Leventhal & Price, we have the experience to assist you in the litigation of your workers compensation injury claim should you be injured on the job. A work injury can often be the result of the negligence of a third party. In such situations, the injured worker, in addition to having a claim against his employer under the Workers Compenastion Act, may also have a civil liability claim against the negligent third party whose action caused or contributed to the injury. The lawyers at DLP will carefully review your case to insure that all of your rights are properly protected and that you are fairly compensated for your injuries.

DLP: Pennsylvania Gas Drilling Accident Lawyers: Debate Over Gas Drilling Hits New York

With the moratorium on natural gas drilling in New York apparently about to end, the debate over gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing is in full swing.  Reports today in the New York Times indicate that folks in Cooperstown, New York are facing off over permitting gas drilling rigs in the community.  The New York issues mirror those still ongoing in Pennsylvania.  The thirteen (13) lawyers at DLP: PENNSYLVANIA TRUCK ACCIDENT LAWYERS AND MARCELLUS SHALE GAS DRILLING RIG INJURY/ACCIDENT LAWYERS, continue to follow this and other Marcellus shale gas drilling issues in Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania.

DLP Partner John Finnerty Investigates Veteran’s Home Medical Negligence Case

Dougherty Leventhal & Price,  DLP,  notes that partner John Finnerty is investigating a death which occured at the Veteran’s Medical Center.  Attorney Finnerty has retained experts to assist his clients.  Attorney Finnerty is one of twelve lawyers at DLP–Pennsylvania Truck Accident Lawyers—handling serious injury cases throughout Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania.  Attorney Finnerty along with Attorneys Cal Leventhal and Tom Cummings handle Pennsylvania Workers Compensation cases in the Marcellus Shale Gas Counties including Bradford, Sullivan, Wyoming, Susquehanna, Potter, Tioga and Lycoming.  DLP–PENNSYLVANIA TRUCK ACCIDENT LAWYERS.

Pennsylvania Workers’ Injuries in the Gas Drillling Industry

In Pennsylvania, the Department of Labor and Industry monitors and administers the codes and regulations which affect the safety of our workforce. The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (”the BWC”) administers laws which assure that workers are insured against job-related injury, illness, or death. The Health and Safety Division of the BWC is responsible for enforcement of the health and safety regulations of the Workers’ Compensation Act.
The Bureau of Occupational and Industrial Safety is responsible for the administration and enforcement of various provisions and regulations including the Uniform Construction Code, the Fire and Panic Law, the Universal Accessibility Law, the General Safety Law, the Boiler Law, and the Elevator Law. Also included in the purview of the Bureau of Occupational and Industrial Safety is the enforcement of the provisions of the Liquefied Petroleum Gas Law and the Flammable & Combustible Liquids Law.

With the burgeoning growth of the natural drilling industry in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale field, it’s important that the workers in this industry can be assured of a safe work environment. It’s also important that these workers are aware of the rights and remedies available to them in the event that they suffer a work injury. The team of lawyers at Dougherty, Leventhal & Price are ready to answer your questions on workplace safety and the workers’ compensation system. If you do suffer a work injury, contact us and we will be happy to represent you and guide you through the litigation of your workers’ compensation claim.