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Two Partners Named to Philadelphia’ List of Best Lawyers in America ®

Two lawyers from Martin Law, George Martin and Matthew Wilson, were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2011 (Copyright 2010 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.). We are proud that George Martin has been listed every year since 1995 and this is Matthew Wilson’s second consecutive year being… Read more

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2011 Statewide Average Weekly Wage Announced

Pursuant to the Workers’ Compensation Act, Section 105.1, the Department of Labor & Industry has determined the statewide average weekly wage for injuries occurring on and after Jan. 1, 2011, shall be $858.00 per week. For purposes of calculating the update to payments for medical treatment rendered on and after January 1, 2011, the percentage… Read more

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Governor Rendell Vetoes Popular Firefighter Bill

On November 27, Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell put an end to the hopes of firefighters across the state when he vetoed HB 1231, a bill that would have expanded the types of cancer considered occupational diseases for firefighters under the state’s workers’ compensation programs. The Governor’s veto was made despite the popularity of the bill… Read more

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Kids Chance of Pennsylvania — Scholarship For Children of Injured Workers

Many families that suffer the loss of a parent due to a work-related incident find themselves in financial need. Buying the basics, such as food, becomes problematic. Never mind finding the resources to pay for the educational needs of the children. A non-profit organization, Kids’ Chance of Pennsylvania, is devoted to helping children in the… Read more

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OSHA’s New FEDTARG Program

When the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 became law, it ushered in a new era of protection for workers. The Act initiated a federal program that studied work-related accidents and held business accountable for workplace safety. By April 1971, the regulatory agency we know as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) had… Read more

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Tragic Workplace Accident Involving Roofer

Construction is one of the most dangerous occupations in America, with more fatal injuries occurring in this industry than any other in the private sector. This unfortunate fact was recently highlighted in an accident in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, when two workers fell through a roof at The Hill School, killing one and hospitalizing the other. The… Read more

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Virginia Quarterly Review Tragedy Highlights Workplace Bullying

It is a common and unfortunate reality that many working people complain about being mistreated by a coworker or boss at one point or another in their careers. For many, this mistreatment is most likely an isolated incident or the result of a misunderstanding, but for some, it may be part of the phenomenon of… Read more

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$12.7M Verdict for Workers Burned in Metal Furnace Explosion

Two men who suffered significant burns over much of their bodies won a $12.7 million award from a Pennsylvania jury. The injuries were the result of a metal furnace exploding, showering both men with 3,000 degree Fahrenheit molten metal, an article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. Rudolph Paci, 45, suffered burns over 65 percent of… Read more