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New Videos Answer Your Workers' Comp And SSD Questions

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At Martin Law, we are dedicated to helping injured and disabled people get the answers and compensation they need. As a part of that commitment, we have put together some videos that address frequently asked questions (FAQ) that our clients often ask us and uploaded them to our YouTube channel. In the coming weeks, we will highlight some of these videos on our blog -- check back for more information and answers!

Protecting Both Individuals AND The Environment

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Our clients and many people throughout Pennsylvania know firm founder George Martin as an advocate for injured and disabled individuals, but did you know that he is also an avid environmentalist? Recently, George was honored to be elected Chair of the Board of Trustees for Earthjustice, the world's largest nonprofit environmental law firm. Earthjustice's mission statement shows the commitment that the organization and its members make to the environment:

Industrial Chemical Linked To Parkinson's Disease

This post originally appeared on our blog in November 2012. We are featuring it here as a part of our ongoing look at the dangers of chemical exposure and toxic substances in the workplace.

Parkinson's disease may be more common among industrial workers in Pennsylvania and the U.S., according to a recent study. Researchers reported that workers exposed to industrial solvents have an increased risk of developing Parkinson's disease. 

OSHA and Chemical Exposure - A Work In Progress

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As a part of our ongoing series that looks at the dangers of chemical exposure in the workplace, this post examines how OSHA has handled this important issue.

In a previous blog, we examined the fact that OSHA had just created online tools to help address the continually-growing danger presented by chemical exposure:

"...Unfortunately, OSHA's guidelines for chemical exposure are lacking.

"Chemical exposure - even for a short time - can have devastating effects"

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As we've discussed in previous posts, chemical exposure in the workplace can lead to life-altering conditions - and might even prove fatal. If your workplace failed to provide the necessary safety equipment or training regarding hazardous materials, you could face a wide range of devastating injuries. 

Chemical Exposure: An Ongoing Crisis

In the past, we've blogged about the harm that chemical exposure can pose to workers and other individuals. Two recent CBS Philly stories have highlighted the ever-present danger of chemical exposure, and we will be providing more in-depth analysis of those situations in the coming weeks. As a primer on this topic, we invite you to view the following resources:

Even Tough Guys Get Hurt - Construction Workers Need to Report Injuries

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Every major city, including Philadelphia, is marked on nearly every block by some form of large construction or renovation project. Outside of major cities, construction plays a vital role in building new communities and revamping existing towns. No matter their role, construction workers face serious injury while on these job. Fortunately, workers' compensation exists to help these injured workers avoid financial devastation while fighting to get healthy.

The only catch is that you have to report your injury to be eligible for workers' comp.

Three construction workers injured in King of Prussia mall accident

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Three construction workers were hospitalized recently when a live electrical cable was cut during an expansion project at a King of Prussia mall. One of the workers was listed in critical condition while a second man was hospitalized for treatment of injuries. The third worker was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

Unfortunately, serious injuries are commonplace on construction sites. Typically, the scope of work dictates how many workers and the types of contractors involved at the same time. Whether you are working on the high steel, pouring concrete or rerouting electrical cables, catastrophic injury is a very real possibility.

Earth Day: The George and Miriam Martin Foundation

Happy Earth Day!

Did you know that George Martin is an environmentalist at heart?

Pictured below are Martin Law attorneys at Sanibel Island in November 2014 visiting the Walkway into the Wilds built by the George and Miriam Martin Foundation. 

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