July 2010

Will Franchisers Soon be Required to Extend Benefits to Franchisees?

July 26, 2010


The franchise industry faces many unanswered questions in the wake of the recent decision in Awuah v. Coverall North America. Though the industry had hoped to be reassured that it...

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Workers’ Compensation Utilization Review in Pennsylvania

July 23, 2010


When a party wants a utilization review under Pennsylvania workers' compensation law, it seeks an independent determination of whether a medical treatment for a work injury is reasonable or necessary....

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Pennsylvania Prescription Costs Higher than Most, Study Says.


In a recent study, the Workers' Compensation Research Institute found that the costs for prescription drugs used to treat injured workers in Pennsylvania were higher than the median cost. The...

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Court Finds Sufficient Medical Evidence in Terminating Benefits

July 21, 2010


The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court recently ruled that in workers' compensation cases, an expert's opinion could be held valid even if the expert did not personally examine a specific injury the...

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Your Employer Wants to Suspend Your Workers’ Comp Benefits. Can They Do That?

July 20, 2010


Recently, an employer was reminded that it must follow proper procedure to suspend its former employee's workers compensation benefits. In the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, a judge affirmed the Workers'...

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Firm Update Newsletter, Summer 2010

July 1, 2010


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Awards & Accomplishments

The workers' compensation attorneys at Martin Law have received numerous honors and awards—from other lawyers, neutral third-party publications and trusted consumer organizations. The achievement we are most proud of is simply being able to help the many decent, hardworking people who have suffered the misfortune of a work injury.