June 2014

When is an injury in the course and scope of employment?

June 30, 2014


Often, disputes in workers’ compensation claims involves medical questions, such as whether carpal tunnel syndrome is job related or whether a heart attack stems from work. In other cases, the...

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Rounding Out National Safety Month: Summer Safety Tips


As we round out June's National Safety Month and head into the holiday weekend we thought it was good time to take a minute to review some summer safety tips....

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SSD rubber-stamping scandal rocks SSA

June 27, 2014


Congressional investigators recently determined that approximately 200 administrative judges have been approving a far higher rate of applications for certain federal benefits than they seemingly should be. Specifically, investigators insist...

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Appellate Court: Chasing Thief Was In Course Of Employment


A Pennsylvania appellate court held that a convenience store worker who suffered fatal injuries while chasing a thief was eligible for workers' comp benefits.Walter Wetzel died in April 2010, several...

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Two workers, including a temp worker, killed at Amazon facilities

June 23, 2014


Amazon, the Internet retailer known for bringing Americans goods as varied as books, lawn care supplies and infant accessories, is under scrutiny following two deaths at fulfillment centers, including one...

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Don’t Be Afraid to Speak Up: The Law is on Your Side

June 19, 2014


You wouldn't want to work in conditions that could injure, sicken or kill you. That's why the law has put in place protections to ensure your safety. Importantly, the law...

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Martin Law – The most workers’ comp certified attorneys in Pennsylvania.

June 17, 2014


In March 2014, three more Martin Law partners took the Workers' Compensation Certification exam held for the second time by the Pennsylvania Bar Association. We are proud to announce that...

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How are my workers’ compensation benefits calculated?

June 16, 2014


"How do you calculate workers compensation?" If you have been injured at work, you are generally eligible for workers' compensation benefits, including a weekly benefit to replace wages. Under Pennsylvania...

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Has safety improved after last year’s Philadelphia building collapse?

June 10, 2014


A year ago this month, a building under demolition in Center City collapsed and crashed onto the Salvation Army Thrift Store next door. Six people died and 14 were injured...

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National Stand Down for Safety Week

June 5, 2014


June 2-6 has been designated national "Stand Down" for safety in construction week by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). And with today being the anniversary of the tragic...

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Heat is a preventable threat to outdoor workers

June 4, 2014


Temperatures are rising in Pennsylvania. The average high temperature in Philadelphia in June is typically in the 80s and will only go up in July and August. For outdoor workers,...

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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.