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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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Legal Help for Victims of Natural Disasters

March 19, 2018


Pennsylvania has been welcoming a wave of Puerto Rican evacuees after Hurricane Maria, and they need pro bono legal aid, members of the Bar were told on January 30th. The...

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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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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 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.