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2018 PA WORKERS’ COMP AVERAGE WEEKLY WAGE ANNOUNCED

January 3, 2018


According to the Workers’ Compensation Act, injured workers are entitled to wage-loss benefits equal to two-thirds of their weekly wage for a work-related injury. However, there are minimum and maximum...

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3 Common Reasons Your Military In-Service Compensation Claim Might Be Denied (And What To Do About It)

November 10, 2017


If you’ve filed a claim for service-connected compensation and your claim has been denied, you’re probably wondering what you did wrong, or could have done differently. All too many times...

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How much can you work while receiving Social Security Disability benefits?

August 30, 2017


Social Security defines disability as an “inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity” because of a physical or mental impairment. In short, to be disabled, you must be unable...

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How does ERISA Affect Long Term Disability?

August 15, 2017


ERISA is the acronym for The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. ERISA is a comprehensive and complicated federal law that was originally intended to protect employee pension plans....

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Why does it take so long to receive a decision on my SSDI/SSI claim?


Initial Level There are multiple steps in the SSDI/SSI application process. When you submit your initial application to the Social Security Administration (SSA), your claim is “developed” by an SSA...

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What’s the difference between SSDI and SSI and which is right for you?

August 8, 2017


If you have become disabled and need to file for disability, the application process can be overwhelming. However, there are ways to get through it. Your first step is to...

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The Importance of Filing Your Workers’ Compensation Claim Quickly and Correctly

July 26, 2017


As an injured worker, you are entitled to receive payment of reasonable medical expenses as well as wage-loss benefits. In order to receive compensation, you must notify your employer within...

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If I get hurt at work, will the Judge award “pain and suffering” damages?

July 17, 2017


"Can you get pain and suffering with workers compensation?" This is a common question we hear from our clients, and it is a good question to ask because, ultimately, it...

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$3.2 Million Workers’ Compensation Settlement

July 13, 2017


(Philadelphia) –Martin Law partner Joseph Huttemann just recently secured a $3.2 million worker’s compensation settlement for his client. The $3,200,000 settlement was obtained for a 21 year old automotive technician,...

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Supreme Court Declares Impairment Rating Evaluations Unconstitutional

July 5, 2017


The most significant judicial decision to change workers’ compensation law in the last 20 years occurred on June 20, 2017 when the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued Protz v. Workers’ Compensation...

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