Scranton, Pennsylvania, is the one city in the United States that literally defines what Blue Collar labor is all about. It has the nickname, the “Electric City” from when electric lights were introduced at Dickson Locomotive Works in 1880. In present times, it’s featured in the television series “The Office” giving the city a White Collar reputation as well.
Scranton is the county seat of Lackawanna County in northeastern Pennsylvania and is the principal city in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre metropolitan area. It is the sixth largest city in the state with a population of 76.089. It is the largest city in the anthracite coal-mining region that goes as far south as Schuylkill County.
That is where the law firm of Michael J. O’Connor & Associates has its main office, located in Frackville, PA. Our main area of practice is Worker’s Compensation, in which employees are legally protected in cases of injury on the job. Missed work time can result in lost wages, and injuries that happen because of labor related accidents. It can result in short and long term hospitalization and permanent disability.
That is why our firm has had a continuing presence in the Scranton area with our local office located at 116 North Washington Street. Our attorneys can relate to the region’s coal mining roots and other businesses that participated in its economic growth, including the steel and railroad industry.
The city has an academic reputation since it is the home of five colleges and universities including Marywood University, the University of Scranton, Lackawanna College, Johnson College and the Commonwealth Medical College. The region’s minor league baseball team, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders play at the nearby PNC field in Moosic. They are the top affiliate of the New York Yankees. There are tourist attractions such as the Steamtown National Historic Site, which gives visitors train tours through Scranton and parts of the Pocono Mountains. The Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour at McDade Park conducts tours in a former working mine. The Sno Mountain Ski Resort, formerly known as Montage Mountain, is in nearby Moosic, close to PNC Field. The Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain is a primary concert venue.
The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area also has a large television market with eight channels serving the region. The city is connected to five Interstate highway routes that connect to major cities and regions in all directions. Many people commute to Scranton for work from the surrounding region. With that commute comes the risk of being injured in an automobile or motorcycle accident.
The attorneys of Michael J. O’Connor & Associates are qualified in handling personal injury cases that result from accidents on the roadways. It is not wise for people to deal with legal ramifications with law enforcement and the courts, or negotiating with insurance companies on their own. Our firm employs professionals who can investigate an accident scene and determine a just outcome for yourself and others.
If you believe you have been an injured party for any of the above reasons, we can help. We also provide legal services in other areas of law. Call us toll free at 800-518-4LAW for a free consultation. Let us fight for your rights.