Allentown is the name of a song written and performed by Billy Joel that accurately pays tribute to the region’s working class roots.
Known as the Queen City, Allentown is located 62 miles north of Philadelphia; Allentown is a city that is a part of the Lehigh Valley in Eastern Pennsylvania. It is on the western end of a metropolitan area that also consists of the cities of Bethlehem, Easton and Phillipsburg, N.J. It is the seat of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, and has a population of 118,032. The county has a population of 349,497 people.
Allentown is the fastest growing city in Pennsylvania and is the third largest city in Pennsylvania, behind Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Historically known as a steel mill town, the current economy in Allentown is now one of service industries with some manufacturing. The city serves as the corporate headquarters for several large, global companies, including Pennsylvania Power and Light Company, Air Products & Chemicals, and others. The largest employer in Allentown is the Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network, with more than 7,800 employees.
It is also home to minor league baseball and soccer teams. Construction is underway to build an 8,500 seat arena in the downtown area that will house a minor league hockey team in 2014. The area’s transportation network includes the northeast extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike and two other major highways; Interstate 78 and U.S. Route 22. It is home to several universities such as Lehigh, Muhlenberg, Cedar Crest and Lafayette. The Lehigh Valley International Airport serves travel by air.
It is clear that Allentown is much more than the steel town portrayed in the Billy Joel song. But with such vibrant economic activity comes the risk of injury. The Law Offices of Michael J. O’Connor & Associates, LLC, knows this all too well since it has a long presence in the Lehigh Valley. It supports the residents of the surrounding area that are known for their blue-collar work ethic. Our firm is dedicated to representing clients throughout Allentown and the Lehigh Valley. It has over 25 years of experience dealing with Workers’ Compensation claims and personal injury throughout eastern Pennsylvania.
Workers compensation and personal injury are just two areas of law we specialize in. The working person risks serious injury on a daily basis. With deeply rooted sentiment toward injured workers and their families, our team of attorneys and staff are experienced in dealing with these claims.
This area of law assists those who suffered an injury or disease while on their occupational duties. Benefits can help injured workers and their families by providing replacement income, helping pay medical expenses and vocational rehabilitation benefits, such as job placement assistance. If you have experienced an injury on the job or have taken ill while working, you need to speak with an experienced attorney.
Injuries can also happen by commuting to and from a person’s place of employment on the region’s roadways, airports, bus lines or rail services. It can lead to permanent disability and the possibility of not working again. That is why our firm also specializes in social security disability, nursing home abuse, and motorcycle and auto accidents.
If you believe you cannot afford an attorney, you should know that our firm works on a contingency basis. This means that you do not have to pay us anything unless we win your case. The Law Offices of Michael J. O’Connor and Associates, LLC, will give you a free consultation and a free case review to see if we can help you get the compensation you deserve. You have nothing to lose by calling us toll free at 1-800-518-4LAW for a free consultation or fill out our “Tell Us About Your Case” form, and we will contact you as soon as possible. Let us fight for your rights.
The address of our Allentown office is:
1275 Glenlivet Dr, #100
Allentown, PA 18106