Blog Posts in 2015

  • 29-Dec-2015

    Lets Blame the Workers' Comp System!

    Here we go again. A government bureaucrat gets caught with his department spending outrageous sums of money on office equipment. Then blames the "workers' compensation system" for the fiscal mismanagement. The office equipment in ...
  • 1-Dec-2015

    The Kobe's You've Never Heard Of...

    "My heart can take the pounding, my mind can handle the grind, but my body knows it's time to say goodbye," wrote Kobe Bryant this past Sunday. Confucius said: "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your ...
  • 6-Nov-2015

    We Got Stevens, But Where is the Investigation?

    When there is an aviation disaster, CNN goes to breaking news. Television stations interrupt programming, and social media spreads the word of the event across the internet. The sense of urgency is immediate. The world stops and asks “How many ...
  • 28-Oct-2015

    The Illusion of "Apportionment"

    On Friday, October 23, 2015, I was invited by the California Applicants' Attorney's Association (CAAA) to speak to almost 200 workers’ compensation attorneys and professionals about the concept of "apportionment." Here is a ...
  • 21-Oct-2015

    This Won't "Stay in Vegas"

    This past Monday, I shared with you an alarming story covered by ProPublica entitled "Inside Corporate America's Campaign to Ditch Workers' Comp." The article is worth a close read. When I read it, I was shocked to learn there is a ...
  • 15-Oct-2015

    IMR: Why A Secret Tribunal Doesn't Work

    I was in Sacramento when the idea became law. It was August 2012, and the hallways in the capital were buzzing with activity. Among the efforts was to push through another Workers Compensation reformulation 1 package that was making its way through ...
  • 7-Oct-2015

    Another Reason to be a Proud Member Of the CAAA

    The injured workers of California finally had an opportunity to weigh in on the so called Independent Medical Review (IMR) process. This process is conducted by an anonymous physician that never examines the injured worker, but still can deny the ...
  • 28-Sep-2015

    Applying the Golden Rule to the Workers' Compensation System

    A quote contained in a recent Huffington Post article “The Pope Has A Radical Solution For The Refugee Crisis: The Golden Rule” struck me as directly relevant to how the California Workers' Compensation system should treat injured ...
  • 21-Sep-2015

    Seminar: Getting Medical Treatment Authorized for Injured Workers

    You only get one body. That's why it’s essential to get the medical treatment an injured worker needs after they suffer a work injury. On Saturday, September 12, 2015 Attorney Thomas F. Martin was invited to speak to a large group of ...
  • 18-Sep-2015

    I Took A Shower, But I Still See Dirt

    I like reading my friend Julius Young's excellent blog about California Worker's Compensation issues. I find it to be balanced (not in the Fox News way) and always informative. Today, his entry Take a Shower (because you’ll feel dirty ...
  • 17-Aug-2015

    How Long Do I Have to File a Work Injury Lawsuit?

    When you want to file a work injury claim against a third party that may be responsible, other than your employer, you have two years from the day you were injured to act. Within those two years, you must file a Summons and Complaint against the ...
  • 10-Mar-2015

    How Much is Your Arm is Worth? It Depends.

    AT THE TIME OF THEIR WORK INJURY ACCIDENTS, Jeremy Lewis was 27, Josh Potter 25. The men lived within 75 miles of each other. Both were married with two children about the same age. Both even had tattoos of their children’s names. Their work ...
  • 3-Mar-2015

    What is Your Eye Worth to Your Employer?

    FOR NEARLY A CENTURY, American workers and their employers had a compact : A guarantee that after a workplace accident, employers would pay the injured workers’ medical bills and enough of their wages to help during recovery. That compact is ...
  • 18-Feb-2015

    Thomas F. Martin Earns Super Lawyers "10 Year Badge"

    We are pleased to announce that Thomas F. Martin, PLC has earned the coveted “10 Year Badge” from Super Lawyers! Click on the badge below to find out more about why achieving “Super Lawyer” status 10 years in a row is no ...
  • 15-Jan-2015

    Recognized as Best Workers' Compensation Law Firm

    I am pleased that the law firm of Thomas F. Martin, PLC, specializing in the area of Workers’ Compensation law, has been featured in U.S. News and World Report for the year 2015 as a “Best Law Firm Workers Compensation as Chosen by their ...
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