January 2015

Mining Fatalities: Still On The Rise In 2015

January 28, 2015


The recent upward trend in mining fatalities looks, unfortunately, to still be on the rise. Last year, we blogged about a Department of Labor (Mine Safety and Health Administration) report...

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Can pets help kids with autism?

January 27, 2015


Here in Pennsylvania, as is the case in the U.S. as a whole, there are many kids who are on the autism spectrum. Finding out that one's child has a...

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Non-Traditional And Extreme Workers’ Comp Situations

January 23, 2015


When most people think of workers' compensation, they think of work-related illnesses or workplace accidents in terms of their own workplace. But work-related illness and injury can occur in any...

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What can the SSA do to collect on a disability overpayment?

January 21, 2015


The application process for Social Security disability benefits can get pretty complicated. It is important to note though that complications can also arise after a person has been approved for...

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Did You Know? – Facts about Workers’ Compensation in Pennsylvania

January 16, 2015


While many of the questions we receive about workers' compensation relate to benefits and the process for obtaining them, numerous clients have been equally curious about the workers' compensation system...

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1/13/15 – Maria Bermudez to Serve as 1st Latina Chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association Young Lawyers Division

January 13, 2015


January 13, 1015 (Philadelphia, PA) - Martin Law attorney Maria E. Bermudez has been sworn in as the Chair of the Young Lawyers Division of the Philadelphia Bar Association after...

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Liquor Store Employee Robbed At Gunpoint Wins Workers’ Comp Fight

January 9, 2015


How did the state Liquor Control Board fight a workers' comp claim that a liquor store manager filed after being robbed at gunpoint at work? By asserting that being robbed...

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Working memory may be impaired by depressive thoughts

January 7, 2015


Depression can negatively impact the function of some very basic things for a person. One such thing is a person's memory. For example, a recent study indicates that depressive thoughts...

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What are compassionate allowances?

January 5, 2015


The Social Security Administration (SSA) details dozens of conditions in the impairment listing manual or "Blue Book," as it's commonly referred to. Claimants who meet the criteria spelled out in...

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1/2/15 – PA Court Issues Significant Year End Ruling on PTSD Workers Compensation Case

January 2, 2015


January 2, 2015 (Philadelphia) - The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court yesterday issued an affirmative ruling on a case it previously denied in 2011, after the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania vacated that first...

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PA Workplace Cited by OSHA for Repeat Safety Violations


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently cited a Pennsylvania manufacturing company for having more than 30 safety violations at its various facilities. The violations involved a wide range...

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