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5/28/14 – Martin Attorneys to Teach at PA workers’ Comp Conference

May 28, 2014 (Philadelphia, PA) Martin Law partners Joseph C. Huttemann and Alfred J. Carlson will present educational sessions at the 13th Annual Workers’ Compensation Conference on June 2-3 at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center. The event is hosted by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry’s Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. The conference features… Read more


Does the Uninsured Employer Guaranty Fund protect injured workers?

Employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance to provide wage replacement and medical coverage when workers are injured on the job, but employers do not always follow the law. Without workers’ compensation benefits, injured employees may not have options for financial support and medical care while they recover. The Pennsylvania Uninsured Employer Guaranty Fund… Read more


Prosecutor: State should act on employee misclassification

In February 2011, Pennsylvania lawmakers enacted new protections for construction workers. Act 72 defines when a construction worker can be considered an independent contractor. The law was enacted as a way to deal with employee misclassification in the construction industry. Three years later, a district attorney says the law has not been used effectively. As… Read more


Worker Misclassification: How Job Titles Affect workers’ Comp And Other Benefits

A trend of hiring contingent workers rather than employees is raising concerns about worker misclassification and its effect on workers’ compensation.United Parcel Service (UPS) and FedEx Ground are major competitors in the U.S. package delivery service. UPS’ iconic brown and FedEx Ground’s navy blue uniforms are familiar to millions of people. For the delivery drivers,… Read more


Explosion rocks workplace leaving 11 people injured

The following story is, sadly, indicative of many workplace accidents around the country. More specifically, in many workplace accidents it is discovered that the company or business in charge of the facility failed to enact certain changes or protocols that could have prevented the disastrous workplace accident from occurring. In the latest incident, a business… Read more

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5/14/14 – Bermudez Becomes PBA House Delegate

May 14, 2014 (Philadelphia, PA) Martin, LLC attorney Maria E. Bermudez has been elected to serve as a Zone 1 Delegate to the Pennsylvania Bar Association House of Delegates for a three-year term. Her term will begin on Friday May, 16 following the association’s Annual Meeting in Hershey, PA. The PBA’s House of Delegates was… Read more


Can I choose my healthcare provider if I am injured at work?

Pennsylvania workers’ compensation law allows employers to provide a list of health care providers that injured workers must use to chose their doctor. However, injured workers must use one of these designated health care providers only if certain conditions are met and only for the first 90 days after an injury. According to the Pennsylvania… Read more


Should a company test workers for chemical-related work illness?

Workplace injuries and illnesses do not always develop from a single event. Some of the most serious injuries and illnesses develop slowly and may not be noticed initially. How far should a company go to prevent and detect these hidden work-related dangers? That’s a question raised by a lawsuit filed recently in the Philadelphia County… Read more

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5/2/14 – Wilson Teaching “Flagship” WC Course

May 2, 2014 (Philadelphia, PA) Martin Law partner Matt Wilson is a key faculty member for a Continuing Legal Education program considered so vital to Workers’ Compensation attorneys that it is held on 3 dates, simulcast to 18 locations throughout the state, and its handouts called “the bible.” “Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Practice and Procedure 2014,”… Read more