January 2012

Economy Forcing Injured Pennsylvania Workers Back on the Job?

January 27, 2012


During these difficult economic times, it has been a challenge for many people to find work. Unemployment rates remain high, and those who do have a job are doing everything...

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Removal from the Workforce by Means of Retirement

January 25, 2012


In the case Keene v. Workers' Compensation Appeal Board (Ogden Corp.), the Commonwealth Court held that a claimant, who was receiving Social Security Disability, did not remove herself from the...

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OSHA Focused on Reducing the Number of Workplace Injuries

January 20, 2012


Workplace safety has long been a major priority for state and local governments. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has spent decades trying to improve safety conditions for workers...

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Utilization Review Petition

January 17, 2012


In Gary v. Workers' Compensation Appeal Board (Phila. Sch. Dist.), the court upheld the Workers' Compensation Judge's decision which denied the Utilization Review Petition. The UR Reviewer decided that the...

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Criminal Conviction and Disqualification from Employment

January 5, 2012


In University of Penn. v. Workers' Compensation Appeal Board (Hicks), the court determined that an employer was not entitled to suspend a claimant's benefits after he returned to work following...

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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.