June 2011

Time Limits for Filing Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Claims

June 28, 2011


Is there a time limit to file workers comp? A work injury can disrupt a person's entire life and cause physical pain as well as emotional aggravation from dealing with...

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Philadelphia “Heart and Lung” Disability Act

June 24, 2011


A controversial disability program that provides extra disability protection and benefits to the city's finest police officers and firefighters is under fire from city officials. The program is commonly known...

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George Martin Participating in Tort Roundtable on June 23

June 14, 2011


Martin Law founding partner, George Martin, will be participating in the 3-credit CLE, Tort Roundtable, next Thursday, June 23. Moderated by Tim Riley, the event will take place at the Philadelphia...

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AFL-CIO Releases “Death on the Job”: Its 2011 Worker Safety Report

June 8, 2011


Recently, the AFL-CIO released the 2011 edition of its annual report on American workers' safety and health. Entitled "Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect," the report compiles statistics...

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Subrogation and the Heart and Lung Act as it Pertains to Workers’ Comp Case

June 2, 2011


In a case of first impression of Oliver v. City of Pittsburgh, Pa, the Supreme Court held that an employer has no subrogation claim against a civil settlement to recover...

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Jumping Down Stairs not Covered by Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation

June 1, 2011


In June 2007, cook and housekeeper Jeffrey Smith voluntarily jumped down a flight of 12 stairs on his lunch break at work at Penn State University, breaking both legs. After...

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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.