July 2014

Court: Pleading the Fifth is not enough to cut off workers’ comp

July 29, 2014


An injured immigrant worker who refused to say whether he is authorized to live and work in the U.S. will continue to receive workers’ compensation benefits even though he invoked...

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Can I Obtain Workers’ Comp And Social Security Disability Benefits?

July 28, 2014


Injured workers can receive Workers' comp and SSDI at the same time, but benefit amounts may be reduced.If you have been permanently disabled in a work-related accident, you may wonder...

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7/22/14 – Joe Huttemann is Eastern District Chair of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice workers’ Compensation Section

July 22, 2014


July 22, 2014 (Philadelphia, PA) - Martin Law partner Joe Huttemann has been named the eastern district chair of the Workers' Compensation Section of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice (PAJ)....

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Study: Lack of trust leads to poorer workers’ comp outcomes


Workers should be able to trust their employers while they recover from work-related injuries and illnesses. After all, workers' compensation is a right, and it's illegal in many states for...

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7/16/14 – Maria Bermudez Participating in Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s Clarence Darrow Event

July 16, 2014


July 16, 2014 (Philadelphia, PA) -Martin Law attorney Maria E. Bermudez will participate as a panel member in what is billed as a "spellbinding" event hosted by the Pennsylvania Bar...

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Playing Around with Hazards

July 15, 2014


Identifying workplace hazards is no game, but training to recognize potential dangers could be. At least that's the idea behind a new online tool introduced by the Occupational Safety and...

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Sugar plant accident that killed temp worker could have been avoided

July 14, 2014


Temp jobs are a permanent part of the new normal in the U.S. economy. An increasing number of workers in Pennsylvania and other states are temporary workers, and with the...

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7/10/14 – Martin Law Has THE Most workers’ Comp Certified Attorneys in Pennsylvania

July 10, 2014


July 10, 2014 (Philadelphia, PA) - With the addition of three more attorneys at Martin Law who have received certifications in Workers' Compensation, the firm now holds the greatest number...

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A brief glimpse of Social Security’s ‘double dipping’ problem


One of the arguments that many people make against the Social Security system is that the people who draw money from the program are "double dipping." This argument alludes to...

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Presumptive workers’ compensation benefits are rising in the U.S.

July 7, 2014


Firefighters, police and other public workers face hazards every day on the job - but not all of them are immediately apparent. For example, firefighters have increased cancer rates, and...

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7/2/14 – Wilson is Chair of PA Bar WC Section

July 2, 2014


July 2, 2014 (Philadelphia, PA) - Martin Law partner Matt Wilson has been named chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Workers' Compensation Law Section. The section serves as a conduit...

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(Not So) Normal Working Conditions


There are certain lines of work where you might expect to have a gun pointed at you, for example, law enforcement. But if you work in a retail job, chances...

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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.