How Social Security Hearings Work
April 10, 2017
Preparing for a hearing can be nerve-racking, particularly when you’ve been waiting nearly two years and aren’t quite sure what to expect. While we can’t control everything you might be...
Is my workers’ compensation taxable?
April 3, 2017
It's that time of year that everyone hates, yes it is tax season. I am frequently asked the question, "Is my workers compensation taxable?" The answer is no. There is...
Matthew Wilson to present at Tough Problems in Workers’ Compensation
March 29, 2017
(Philadelphia) –Martin Law partner Matthew Wilson will be a presenting case law at the Tough Problems in Workers’ Compensation CLE on April 3, 2017. Matthew Wilson is a partner of...
March 10, 2017
Clients frequently ask whether they can receive unemployment compensation while waiting for a claim to be decided in a Workers’ Compensation case. The answer, as usual is it depends on...
Can I sue my employer for negligence?
March 9, 2017
When the Workers’ Compensation Act was first created at the turn of the Century (the early 1900’s) one of the purposes was to create immunity against civil suit by an...
What is the difference between SSDI and SSI?
February 21, 2017
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are two programs that provide cash benefits to disabled individuals. While both programs require that claimants be disabled from work,...
Workers’ Compensation Insurance Costs Have Gone Down
January 31, 2017
A national study found that workers’ compensation insurance costs for Pennsylvania businesses have gone down. Among the 50 states, Pennsylvania used to rank 17th for highest insurance costs. Now Pennsylvania...
Elisa Advani Appointed to Hispanic Bar Association of PA’s Board
January 25, 2017
(Philadelphia) –Martin Law associate Elisa Advani has recently been elected to the Board for the Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania. Elisa Advani is an associate practicing Workers’ Compensation. She previously...
2017 PA WORKERS’ COMP AVERAGE WEEKLY WAGE ANNOUNCED
January 16, 2017
According to the Workers’ Compensation Act, injured workers are entitled to indemnity (wage-loss) benefits equal to two-thirds of their weekly wage for a work-related injury. However, there are minimum and...