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Basics of Preparing Life-Planning Documents, A to Z

June 20, 2018


There is value in the skills necessary to prepare and execute basic life planning documents, including simple wills, living wills and financial and health-care powers of attorney. The Barristers' Association...

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Senate Bill 936 is Vetoed by Governor Tom Wolf

April 30, 2018


Senate Bill 936, which called for a Workers’ Compensation Drug Formulary, has been vetoed by Governor Tom Wolf. In mid-April, the bill passed on reconsideration and on final passage, and...

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Alternative Pain Medication and Cannabis

April 17, 2018


We are all now aware of a worsening opioid crisis in America.  Typically, the only choice for pain management is a combination of medications including opioids, muscle relaxants, anti-inflammatories and...

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Basics of Long Term Disability to Guide Your Client

April 11, 2018


For many clients who participate in employer-sponsored long term disability plans, LTD coverage serves as an important component of financial planning and a supplement to the Social Security Disability Income...

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PA Court Issues Significant Ruling on Course and Scope in Workers’ Compensation Case

February 28, 2018


(Philadelphia) – The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court yesterday issued an affirmative ruling yesterday upholding the original Workers’ Compensation Judge’s decision to award benefits. The ruling upholds benefits previously awarded to current...

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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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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.