The Importance of Medical Treatment in Workers’ Compensation Cases

Consistent and reliable medical treatment is at the heart of almost every successful workers’ compensation claim, and a recent Commonwealth Court decision in Ciarolla v. WCAB (Astrazeneca Pharmaceuticals) reinforces the critical role it plays.  In fact, any gaps in medical treatment can be used to undermine an injured worker’s claim, and anyone with an injury… Read more


Martin Law and Philadelphia Union Announce New Partnership

(Philadelphia, PA) –Martin Law and the Philadelphia Union have announced a new partnership making Martin Law the official Workers’ Compensation Attorneys of the Philadelphia Union. Martin Law, a Philadelphia-based Law Firm handling Workers’ Compensation matters as well as Social Security, Short and Long-Term Disability and Veterans Benefits, is proud to forge this new partnership and… Read more

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Al Carlson serving on Board of Directors of the Justinian Society

(Philadelphia) –Martin Law partner, Al Carlson was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the Justinian Society. Mr. Carlson will serve a three-year term on the board, ending in June 2023. Al Carlson is a partner of Martin Law and practices exclusively in the area of workers’ compensation law since 1992. In addition to… Read more

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Steve Ryan Speaker for DCBA’s CLE Compliance Week

(Harrisburg, PA) – Steve Ryan will be a speaker during the Dauphin County Bar Association’s CLE Compliance Week. He will be one of two speakers for the Workers’ Compensation Compliance CLE on Monday, August 3rd. The CLE session will focus on recent case law updates for workers’ compensation. Mr. Ryan heads our Camp Hill office… Read more


Jenna King Nominated to PBA’s Workers’ Compensation Council

(Philadelphia, PA) – Jenna King, Esq., our newest workers’ compensation associate, was nominated to the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Workers’ Compensation Council during its May 2020 meeting. Ms. King will serve a three-year term on the Workers’ Compensation Council. Ms. King joins Martin Law partners George Martin and Matthew Wilson who have been council members since 1987… Read more


Furlough versus Layoffs and Your Workers’ Compensation Rights

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Pennsylvanians have been subject to layoffs and indefinite furloughs in historic numbers. The difference between a furlough and a layoff is strictly one of employment relationship. In most instances, furloughed workers are still considered employees of their organization during the unpaid leave of absence whereas laid off workers are… Read more

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Matthew Wilson to Give a PBI Webinar with Steve Potako

Martin Law partner Matthew Wilson will be giving a PBI webinar with fellow attorney Steve Potako and Director of Adjudication, the Honorable Joe DeRita on April 1, 2020. The webinar will include discussions about the Litigation of COVID-19 cases and the current state of the Workers’ Compensation Practice through telephonic litigation.  Matthew Wilson is a… Read more

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Employer’s Premises Should be Construed Liberally, Says PA Supreme Court

(Philadelphia) – The Pennsylvania Supreme Court yesterday issued an affirmative ruling upholding the original Workers’ Compensation Judge’s decision to award benefits. The ruling upholds benefits previously awarded to a U.S. Airways (American Airlines) flight attendant and Martin Law client Betty Bockelman for a nondisplaced left ankle fracture she sustained after slipping while aboard the city… Read more