December 2013

Employment and changes to Workers’ Compensation benefits

December 31, 2013


Many disabled individuals rely on the income provided by workers' compensation benefits in order to meet their day-to-day expenses. Eligibility for workers' compensation is subject to change, however. For example,...

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Survey: some workers afraid to report injuries

December 27, 2013


Workplace injuries can be very serious and cause long-term complications and financial issues for workers in Pennsylvania. Companies are supposed to keep workplaces free from hazards and prevent workplace injuries....

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Study: obese workers more likely to be injured

December 18, 2013


Obesity has become a serious health issue in the United States. As more people struggle with their weight, health experts are becoming more concerned with the impact those extra pounds...

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Report: workplace injuries down, severity up

December 13, 2013


We often discuss the dangers of workplace injuries and the role workplace safety efforts have on the risk of being injured at work. Workplace injuries happen all the time in...

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Are You Suffering from an Occupational Disease?

December 11, 2013


Pennsylvania Supreme Court News Alert: If you have an occupational disease you may now be able file a lawsuit against your employer. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has opened up the...

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Older health care workers have higher risk of injury

December 5, 2013


We've previously discussed the high risk of workplace injuries for health care workers in the United States. Health care workers suffer more workplace injuries compared to other industries, and a...

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OSHA investigating Salvation Army in Philly building collapse


It has been six months since the collapse of a Salvation Army building in Philadelphia. While people stopped to remember those who died and were injured in the collapse, the...

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Firm Update Newsletter, December 2013

December 1, 2013


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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.