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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
If I get hurt at work, will the Judge award “pain and suffering” damages?
July 17, 2017
This is a common question we hear from our clients, and it is a good question to ask because, ultimately, it determines what type of compensation you can receive. The...
$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,...
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...
Matthew Wilson to be a Moderator at Best Practices CLE
May 8, 2017
(Philadelphia) –Martin Law partner Matthew Wilson is the faculty planner and moderator of the PBI’s upcoming CLE Workers’ Compensation: Best Practices and Recommendations on May 17, 2017. The panel will...