Can I Get Workers’ Comp Benefits If I Have A Pre-Existing Condition?

  One of the top questions that we are asked is “does a pre-existing condition prevent me from getting workers’ compensation benefits?” The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act specifically addresses this situation, and establishes rules that allow those with pre-existing conditions to receive benefits in some, but not all, situations. In the video below, attorney Matt… Read more


Learn About Social Security Benefits

Having to apply for benefits through the Social Security Agency is something that many people hope they will never have to do. If the time comes when you need to apply for benefits, there are several decisions that you have to decide. The first of these will be which program you should apply under. In… Read more


I Was Offered A Light Duty Job. Should I Take It?

“Do I have to take a light duty job?” When you’ve suffered a work injury and are unable to perform your regular duties, you may eventually be offered to chance to return to work and perform a light duty job. But what if you don’t feel that you can return to work? What if you… Read more


Can My Attorney Loan Me Money While I Wait For A Workers’ Comp Settlement?

The time between suffering a work injury and receiving workers’ comp benefits can be difficult, especially from a financial standpoint. Your paycheck stops coming in because you aren’t working, but benefits have not kicked in yet. But your bills keep coming in, rent or mortgage payments keep coming due, and other expenses quickly pile up…. Read more


What should I know about Supplemental Security Income (SSI)?

Many people realize that Supplemental Security Income provides people who meet certain criteria with a monthly income. SSI is only for people who have limited resources and little to no income. The recipient must also be disabled, blind or over 65 years old. This program is different from Social Security Disability Insurance because recipients of… Read more


More FAQ Videos – Get The Answers You Need!

We recently added some new workers’ compensation FAQs to our YouTube channel. Check out the workers’ compensation video playlist for answers to questions such as: Can my attorney loan me money until my settlement? Is the Workers’ Compensation insurance allowed to take surveillance? If I am offered a light duty job while receiving Workers’ Comp… Read more


Martin Law Helps Clarify Independent Contractor Law In Pennsylvania

In Pennsylvania, employees can receive workers’ compensation benefits, while independent contractors typically cannot. While this seems like a straightforward issue, in reality it is one of the most complicated areas of workers’ comp law. A recent case handled by Martin Law shows just how complex this area of the law can be and how something… Read more


Internal controls fail to prevent Social Security overpayments

Recipients of Social Security Disability Insurance have probably been following the news closely since it was announced that the SSDI trust fund will likely go broke by late 2016. In a recent development, brought on by the government attempting to keep SSD benefits funded, it has come to light that $371.5 million in overpayments have… Read more


Seeking financial assistance after a cancer diagnosis

When you learn that you have cancer, uncertainty is one of the ruling factors in your life. You might wonder how you are going to make ends meet if you are unable to continue working. In some cases, the answer to that problem is by applying for Social Security Disability Income. Many cancer diagnoses are… Read more

Press releases

8/11/15 – Amit Shah Named Co-Chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Workers’ Compensation Section

(Philadelphia, PA) – Martin Law partner, Amit Shah, has been named Co-Chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Workers’ Compensation Section for 2017. Shah will act as Co-Chair elect in 2016, before serving as Co-Chair in 2017. This position has been previously held by Martin Law partners George Martin in 1995 and Al Carlson in 2008…. Read more