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MARTIN LAW’S GEORGE MARTIN ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

(Philadelphia, PA) – George Martin, the founder of Martin Law, LLC, one of the largest law firms in Pennsylvania focusing on Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability, Long Term Disability, and Veterans’ Benefits, has announced his plans to retire from the firm at the end of 2022. It was in 1979 when Martin, a young attorney,… Read more

Attorney Spotlight

Andrew Yang, Esq.

Andrew Yang is an associate with Martin Law, who practices Social Security Disability law. Mr. Yang was inspired to practice law by reading Thomas Merton’s The Seven Storey Mountain in college. This story taught Mr. Yang the importance of a life lived in service for other people, and he believed that getting into law was… Read more

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STEVE RYAN, ESQ.

Steve’s desire to help people inspired him to practice law and represent injured workers. Steve chose Martin Law because it is the premier law firm representing injured workers in Pennsylvania. “In my view, there is not a stronger and more reliable presence for injured workers in Pennsylvania.”  Steve works in Martin Law’s Harrisburg Office and… Read more

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John J. O’Donnell, Esq.

John discovered his interest in law at West Chester University in his undergraduate Business Law classes. After graduation, he decided to go to Widener University School of Law for his JD. John decided to become a litigator and Workers’ Compensation attorney because he likes to be busy and help people. He chose to work at… Read more

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Mark Davis, Esq.

Mark Davis was drawn to law because he had a strong desire to help people in need. He also wanted to contribute in a positive way to communities and society at large. So, practicing disability law was a natural fit as it provides an opportunity to assist some of the most deserving in our communities…. Read more

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Lauren McDowell Joins Martin Law

Martin Law, LLC. announces that Attorney Lauren McDowell, Esq. has joined Martin Law as an Associate in the Workers’ Compensation department. Ms. McDowell earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminology and Justice Studies with a Minor in Legal Studies from Drexel University in 2018. She continued her education at Villanova University Charles Widger School of… Read more

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How to Pick the Right Workers’ Compensation Attorney

Let’s face it: No one really wants to deal with an attorney. Most people would rather have a root canal than get involved in a legal matter. Unfortunately, life is full of unexpected events, many of which require legal counsel. It is always difficult to find the “right” attorney or law firm for you. As… Read more

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Can You Collect Workers’ Compensation While Working?

Can you collect workers’ compensation while working? Or can you collect workers comp while on light duty? A work injury is something no one expects to go through. Unfortunately, thousands of people suffer work injuries on a daily basis. Some injuries are minor and require minimal treatment. Some injuries are major and result in time… Read more

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Medical Marijuana and Workers Compensation in PA

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, injections, anti-inflammatories, and a series of other drugs for everything ranging from a muscular injury to depression.  Unfortunately, many of these medications do not work well when… Read more

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When to Hire a Workers’ Compensation Attorney

Suffering an injury while working could have a devastating impact on you and your family. If you are unable to work and/or require medical treatment, life becomes extremely challenging. The hope is that the Workers’ Compensation insurance carrier will do the right thing and take care of your needs. Unfortunately, that is not always the… Read more

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PREPARING FOR YOUR CONSULTATIVE EXAMINATION

What is a consultative examination? Shortly after filing a claim for disability benefits, you may receive a message from the Social Security Administration informing you of an examination appointment. This medical exam is known as a “consultative exam.” It is normal to feel nervous upon receiving this notice, and you may very well feel apprehension…. Read more

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What Are Disfigurement Claims?

In Pennsylvania, if an employee sustains permanent, unsightly disfigurement or scarring of the head, face, or neck during their employment, they may be entitled to compensation. However, benefits will not continue to be awarded for more than 275 weeks, as determined at the discretion of the Workers’ Compensation Judge after a hearing. Disfigurement could include… Read more

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Can you work while collecting Social Security Disability?

As a Social Security Disability Attorney, people often ask me if being on Social Security Disability means you are not allowed to work. Social Security’s definition of disability is “an inability to work.” By this definition, working would disqualify someone from collecting disability at the same.             Social Security defines work in a particular way…. Read more

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What is a Mental/Mental Workers’ Compensation Case? 

The Payes Case Relevant case law divides psychological injuries into three categories, each with different requirements to prove an injury. One of these categories is a mental condition that occurs during or after a physical event (physical/mental injury). For example, if a worker’s hand was torn off while handling chicken in a meat processing plant… Read more

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The Importance of Reporting an Injury at Work

Reporting an injury to an employer is the first important step an injured worker must take to secure the rights that person deserves. It can be difficult, but it can spell trouble for a claim in the long run if this step is ignored.     Why would an injured worker avoid reporting an injury?  Some… Read more