June 2012

Pennsylvania Workers Warned about Exposure to Silica

June 29, 2012


Fracking is becoming more and more common throughout the United States, as new sources of oil and gas are being discovered. Many of these deposits are located in difficult to...

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Another Stage Collapse Highlights Dangers for Concert Workers

June 22, 2012


There is usually some sort of festival going on every weekend of the summer. Whether it is a small neighborhood block party or a large outdoor concert, crews will need...

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Fee Review

June 15, 2012


In the case Jaeger v. Bureau of Workers' Compensation Fee Review Hearing Office (CAN), the Court upheld the decision that Dr. Jaeger was not to be awarded additional compensation for...

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Can a Contractor Receive Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation?


Injured workers know how difficult it can be to make ends meet while they recover from their injuries. Every day out of work leads to more uncertainty. Workers may feel...

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Proposals to Make It Easier to Receive Black Lung Benefits Being Considered

June 12, 2012


In an effort to make it easier for coal miners and their families to receive black lung benefits, the U.S. Department of Labor is considering proposed changes to the rules...

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Incentive Plans Leading to a Decrease in Reported Injuries?

June 8, 2012


Employers frequently offer incentive plans to employees for timely completion of work. Bonuses of extra compensation or additional time off can provide motivation to employees to do everything they can...

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Substantial and Competent Evidence

June 6, 2012


In the case Upper Darby Township v. Workers' Compensation Appeal Board (Nicastro), the Court reversed a judge's decision to reinstate claimant's benefits in 2004, due to the fact that the...

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6/5/12 – Martin Law’s Harris Appointed to Friends of Farmworkers Board

June 5, 2012


PRESS RELEASE   Date: June 5, 2012 Contact: Jamie K. Mulholland, Jamie Mulholland Marketing: (609) 770-2502, jamie@mulhollandmarketing.com April M. Colby, Marketing Manager, Martin Law: (267) 765-2024, acolby@paworkinjury.com Martin Law' Harris...

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6/5/12 – Martin Law’s Huttemann To Present Phila CLE Program


PRESS RELEASE Date: June 5, 2012 Contact: Jamie K. Mulholland, Jamie Mulholland Marketing: (609) 770-2502, jamie@mulhollandmarketing.com April M. Colby, Marketing Manager, Martin Law: (267) 765-2024, acolby@paworkinjury.com Martin Law' Huttemann to...

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Falls Most Common Type of Fatal Construction Accident

June 1, 2012


The construction season is underway. With the economy slowly improving, more businesses may decide that now is the right time to start expanding their operations. Construction of new buildings can...

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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.