Bethlehem and Easton, Pennsylvania

When you think about the Bethlehem and Easton areas, your mind naturally conjures up an image of an old steel mill. And you certainly would not be wrong – obviously, this was the birthplace of Bethlehem Steel Corporation. But, the Bethlehem and Easton of today is much different than that of the past.

Both Bethlehem and Easton are situated in Eastern Pennsylvania, part of Northampton County. In fact, Easton is the county seat for Northampton County. These are the second and third largest cities in the Lehigh Valley (Allentown being the largest). They are both sitting along the Lehigh River, which has long been a boon to commerce. Bethlehem Steel Corporation built an empire and was a dominant force in the steel industry until filing for bankruptcy in 2001. Other manufacturing was sprinkled throughout the region. But, the steel industry in the United States began to dwindle, and manufacturing, in general, was in decline.

From these humble beginnings, the modern Bethlehem and Easton arose. The old Bethlehem Steel plant has been repurposed. Some of the facility has become Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem. Another part is now SteelStacks, a venue for concerts and performances, which is part of ArtsQuest. The entire Bethlehem area is used every August for the immensely popular Musikfest. Other restaurants, retail stores and offices have also come into the area. Meanwhile, Easton, by the Lehigh Canal and about 55 miles north of Philadelphia, features the Crayola Factory for the kids, and the Easton Farmers Market for all. As seen with Bethlehem, the heavy industry may be gone, but the spirit of the city remains alive and well.

St Lukes Hospital and Lehigh Valley Hospital both have campuses in Bethlehem. Easton Hospital is, of course, located in Easton. The area also allows injured workers access to any necessary specialists, whether an orthopedic surgeon, a neurosurgeon, a neurologist or a physiatrist (rehabilitation physician) is needed.

Workers’ compensation hearings for residents of Bethlehem or Easton are held at the Northampton County Courthouse. Though nearby, Allentown (and Lehigh County) residents will have their workers’ compensation cases heard at the Allentown Workers’ Compensation Hearing Office, at 7248 Tilghman Street.

Over the years, we have represented many injured workers hailing from Bethlehem and Easton. Brilliant & Neiman LLC has an office located in nearby downtown Allentown, on Hamilton Street, for the convenience of our clients in the area. We have handled cases for many professions in the Bethlehem and Easton area, including teachers, casino workers, medical professionals and construction workers.

Brilliant & Neiman LLC limits its practice to just handling Pennsylvania workers’ compensation cases. This allows us to be deeply involved in the workers’ compensation system, and best able to help our clients. Both of our attorneys are Certified as Specialists in Workers’ Compensation Law, so your case will only be handled by an attorney well-versed in the law. Call us today at (610) 740-1002, or send us an e-mail at or to schedule a free, no-obligation, appointment at our Allentown office (or either of our other locations in Warminster or Trevose).