Gross and Kenny, LLP

Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

Gross and Kenny, LLP

1500 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Suite 1450

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102

Phone(267) 589-0090
Fax (267) 589-0091

Website https://www.philaworkerscomp.com
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Law Firm Overview

Gross and Kenny, LLP is a workers’ compensation law firm located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and serving clients throughout the region.
The firm represents clients in workplace accidents such as vehicle, construction, crane and forklift, slip-and-fall, occupational exposures, fatal accidents and more. Types of work injuries include asbestos and mesothelioma, toxic exposure, back and related injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, occupational diseases, psychological and emotional, amputation, and many others.

Partner and Lead Attorney Jeffrey S. Gross has more than 20 years of experience and is certified as a specialist in the practice of Workers’ Compensation Law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Section on Workers’ Compensation Law as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

He and the firm’s other lawyers have full comprehension of the rules and often complex system of workers’ compensation law. They help clients navigate the workers’ compensation process and use their knowledge and skills to ensure they receive compensation they may be entitled to under workers’ compensation, and that benefits continue until truly no longer needed.

Year this Office was Established: 1991

Languages: English

Areas of Law




Additional Areas of Law: Herniated Disc; Paralysis; Paraplegia; Quadriplegia; Bone Fractures; Contusions; Lacerations; Disfigurement; Repetitive Stress Injuries; Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome; Nerve and Tendon Injuries; Hand and Arm Injuries; Head Injuries; Hearing Loss; Eye Injuries; Shoulder and Rotator Cuff Injuries; Foot and Ankle Injuries; Emotional Injuries; Mental Illness Claims; Amputation; Nerve Impingement; Cervical Fractures; Dislocated Vertebrae; Brachial Plexus Injuries; Degloving Injuries; Fractures; Occupational Diseases and Injury; Hearing Loss.


Lawyers

Jeffrey Gross Mr. Jeffrey S. Gross
Attorney
Litigation, Personal Injury, Workers Compensation

  

Affiliations

  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers’ Association

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Articles Published by Gross and Kenny, LLP

 Can Employees Be Fired While Out on Workers’ Compensation?

Employees with work-related injuries or illnesses often hesitate to file Workers’ Compensation claims because they fear retaliation from their employer.

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 Industrial Plant Accidents and Workers' Comp

Industrial plant accidents include chemical spills, leaks, explosions, machinery malfunctions, electrical failures and fires. They can have catastrophic or even fatal effects for the workers in the plant, as well as residents in the surrounding areas.

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 Electrocution Accidents

Electrocution is exposure to a lethal amount of electrical energy. Electrocution hazards present a serious risk to many types of workers and in the few cases where a worker survives, it is only with serious burns and injuries. In fact, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) classifies electrocution as one of the Fatal Four accidents responsible for most worker fatalities in the construction industry.

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 Employees Terminated for Workers’ Compensation Claims

Many injured workers decide not to file Workers’ Compensation claims out of fear they will be terminated for doing so. It is illegal for an employer to fire a worker because they filed a Workers’ Compensation claim. However, an employer can fire an injured worker while they are receiving benefits if they can prove there are legitimate reasons for a layoff or termination.

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 OSHA Adopts New Rules for Worker's Fall Prevention

Fall accidents are among the leading causes of serious work-related injuries and deaths in the United States. Officials from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have issued new rules intended to protect workers from dangerous falls.

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 Explosions in the Workplace

Explosions in the workplace are very serious accidents that can cause extensive injuries to those within the radius of the blast. They often trigger other accidents such as secondary explosions, fires, or structural damage that can harm other workers who were not near the original explosion.

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 Pennsylvania's Ruling on the Impairment Evaluation Process for Workers' Compensation Claims

Last month, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that the state’s current impairment rating process used to gauge injuries for Workers’ Compensation claims is unconstitutional. The ruling came after a worker who suffered a knee injury in 2007 appealed the original evaluation of her claim.

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 When Do Workers’ Compensation Benefits Start?

When a worker suffers an injury on the job, their first concern is typically how they will pay their medical bills on top of their regular expenses while they are out of work.

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 Ankle and Knee Work Injuries

Anyone can suffer a serious leg injury on the job – even if their work is not especially physical. Many of us take simple, pain-free movement for granted until we experience such an injury.

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 Subrogation Rights and the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board

When one of the parties involved in a legal case feels that the court’s ruling was made in error, they may appeal the ruling. This means that the case is moved to a new court, the appellate court, to be reheard by a new judge and jury to determine whether the first ruling was reached correctly or not.

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 Chef Nearly Loses Hand in Machine Accident

Compared to jobs in construction and law enforcement, most people do not regard working in a kitchen as extremely dangerous. However, whenever a job requires use of heavy or small equipment, there is the risk of a serious machine accident.

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 Rise in Grain Processing Plant Fatalities

Grain silos, large structures used to store bulk inventories of grains, are one of the most dangerous places to work in the United States. According to Purdue University’s annual survey of grain handling accidents, the number of cases of entrapment and fatalities in grain handling facilities rose from 2015 to 2016.

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 Common Causes of a Building Collapse

A building collapse is a serious event that can result in devastating injuries or even fatalities to anyone caught in its wake. A building can collapse while it is being erected or demolished, as a result of a neighboring demolition, or because of a natural catastrophe such as an earthquake.

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 Safety for Young Workers

Summertime is here, meaning school is out and plenty of young workers will be looking for summer employment. A summertime job is a great way to build character, gain experience, make connections, form friendships, and earn some money.

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 Invisible Work Injuries

When a person is wearing a cast or using crutches to get around, it is clear to others that the person has been injured. However, sometimes the most painful injuries are those that cannot be detected just by looking at the person.

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 Heat Stress Injuries

Occupational heat exposure presents a real risk to workers, especially those unaccustomed to working in high temperature environments. Thousands of workers become sick from exposure to high temperatures every year.

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 The Uncertain Future of Impairment Rating Evaluations (IREs) in PA Workers’ Compensation System

Impairment rating evaluations (IRE) are an important Workers’ Compensation tool for employers in Pennsylvania. Employers have little recourse when it comes to providing benefits for employees who do not make a full recovery and whose return to work after in illness or injury is in doubt.

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 Tesla Working Conditions Linked to High Injury Rates

Safety issues can arise even in workplaces where the most acclaimed products are manufactured. Tesla, the manufacturer of renowned electric automobiles known for their performance and safety, is a recent case in point.

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 Aviation Accidents

The aviation industry is vast and requires large numbers of workers across a broad range of jobs to keep it running smoothly.

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 Woman Who Lost Leg at Work During Momentary Break Can Receive Benefits

In an important decision for Workers’ Compensation law, a ruled that a woman who lost her leg on the job is entitled to benefits, even if she was not performing a job task at the time of her accident.

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 Exceptions to the "Coming and Going Rule" in Pennsylvania Workers' Comp Claims

For more than 100 years, Pennsylvania workers have been protected by the state statute for Workers’ Compensation. Workers who are injured, disabled, or killed on the job can expect compensation for their medical expenses and lost wages.

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 Workplace Concussions

Some of the most insidious physical injuries are those that cannot be seen. Concussions and other brain injuries can cause lifelong disabilities. Seeking immediate medical care for an employee who has experienced a work injury is crucial for their best outcome.

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 Workers' Compensation for Shoulder Injuries at Work

Shoulder injuries are among the most debilitating a person can experience. They occur for a variety of reasons and vary in severity.

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 Delay of New Silica Dust Safety Rule

Recently, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) announced a three-month delay for the rollout of a new rule designed to protect workers from exposure to silica dust.

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 New Back Pain Guidelines Shun Medication

For workers that have suffered a back injury in the workplace, there are new guidelines for treatment from the American College of Physicians (ACP). They recommend first trying non-drug therapies before using any over the counter or prescription drugs.

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 Serious Injuries in Pennsylvania

In effort to increase safety in the workplace, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) introduced a new rule in 2015 that requires employers to report serious injuries that require hospitalization, amputations, and loss of an eye injuries within 24 hours of an incident.

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 Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a serious and potentially debilitating mental health condition that can affect every aspect of a person’s life. Often, the disorder develops in individuals who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event such as a serious accident or violent assault.

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 Workers’ Compensation Investigators

Workers’ Compensation were laws created to protect injured workers and provide for them in the event of a workplace accident. However, it is not uncommon for an insurance company to hire a private investigator to follow you around after your accident.

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 OSHA Fall Prevention Safety Week

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced its fourth annual National Safety Stand-Down Campaign, which is taking place May 8-12.

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 FIling Claims for Occupational Illness

An occupational illness develops slowly by exposure over time to an irritant or poison. A worker may not notice the effects of exposure for many months or years and not every worker will respond to a harmful substance in the same way.

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 Chemical Plant Explosions

Chemical plants and refineries provide Americans with the crucial resources and products we use and depend on every day. Refineries turn oil into the fuel that powers our machinery, and makes metals that fortify our structures.

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 Pennsylvania Drops Workers’ Compensation Rate

Workplaces are getting safer in Pennsylvania, and with that good news comes the announcement that Workers’ Compensation premiums will drop again this year, making this the sixth consecutive year that rates have been reduced.

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 Injury Hazards in Restaurants

Commercial kitchens are typically hot, tight spaces filled with sharp objects and slippery floors. Workers in the restaurant and commercial food service industry are often subjected to physically-demanding work conditions that put them at risk of being injured.

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 Common Healthcare Injuries

The healthcare industry is one of the largest growing sectors in America, employing more than 18 million people.

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 Social Media and Workers' Comp Claims

Like any profit-driven business, Workers’ Compensation insurance companies strive to reduce costs. By finding ways to reject or partially deny Workers’ Compensation claims when possible, companies can reduce their liability.

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 Common Construction Injuries

Construction workers face a high risk of injury every day that they are on the job due to the nature of their work. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that construction workers accounted for more than nine percent of the 3.3 million reported non-fatal injuries and illnesses in 2009.

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 Compensation for Workplace Car Accidents

Depending on the circumstances, you may be entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits if you are injured in a work-related car accident.

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 Surveillance and Workers' Comp Claims

If you file a claim for Workers’ Compensation benefits, be aware that employers and their insurance companies routinely hire private investigators to monitor claimants’ activities after the workplace accident.

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 Undocumented Immigrants and Workers' Compensation

Undocumented immigrants make up 3.5 percent of the total population of the United States, according to statistics available from 2014.

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 Workers' Compensation for Traumatic Brain Injuries

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the most serious type of non-fatal workplace accident and can have a significant impact on a worker’s ability to perform their job responsibilities or manage an independent lifestyle.

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 Workers' Comp: Off-the-Clock Accidents

The most basic principle of Workers’ Compensation law is that if an employee is injured on the job, he/she has the right to compensation for medical bills, medications, transportation, and about two-thirds of lost wages.

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 Workplace Burn Injuries & Workers' Compensation

Every year, over 5,000 American workers are injured in work-related fires and explosions. Many more suffer from chemical burns, and sun exposure burns.

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 Scissor Lift Accidents on the Rise

If you are one of the many employees recently injured in an accident involving a “scissor lift,” you may be entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits for your workplace injury.

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 Workers' Compensaiton Death Benefits in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation death benefits are available to the surviving spouse, child, or other dependent family member of a worker that is fatally injured in a work–related accident or illness.

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 Workers' Compensation Benefit Reinstatement in Pennsylvania

In the state of Pennsylvania, an insurance carrier for Workers’ Compensation benefits can only stop payments to an injured worker who has begun receiving payments under very specific circumstances.

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 Workers’ Compensation Deposition

If you have been injured on the job in Pennsylvania and have filed a claim for Workers’ Compensation benefits, you will likely be required to answer questions under oath about your injury.

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 Specific Loss Benefits

Most American workers know that when they suffer an injury on the job they may file a claim for Workers’ Compensation benefits. Administered by an employer’s insurer and regulated by the state, Workers’ Compensation provides partial pay and medical coverage to employees as they recover at home or in a hospital from a workplace injury.

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 Why Do Employers Dispute Claims?

When money is at stake, employers will frequently dispute an employee’s Workers’ Compensation claims. Employers pay insurance premiums to provide Workers’ Compensation benefits to employees, as mandated by state law.

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 OSHA Discourages Post-Injury Drug Testing

While drug-testing any employee who has suffered a workplace accident may seem like a reasonable policy, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) discourages doing so in every case.

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 Seeking Compensation for Hand Injuries Sustained at Work

A hand injury sustained at work can be devastating to a worker’s earning potential and, depending on their severity, may leave workers partially or wholly disabled. While injuries to the arm, wrist, and elbow have the potential to affect any worker in any industry, production line workers are most often at risk.

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 Commercial Truck Driver Injuries

Many people take the job of a commercial truck driver for granted, never realizing the sacrifices or risks involved in the job of transporting our goods and services from state to state.

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 Subrogation and Third-Party Claims

A construction worker injured by malfunctioning equipment, a police officer injured by a misfiring service weapon, or a commercial truck driver injured when his brakes fail are all clearly Workers’ Compensation-eligible. However, these injuries – and thousands of others – may also be easily attributed to a third-party, often in the form of a product liability claim.

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 Injury During Lunch Breaks in Pennsylvania

When a worker is injured on the job in Pennsylvania, they are typically eligible to receive benefits under Workers’ Compensation. However, there are many complications that can arise when trying to file a claim.

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 Telecommuter Workers' Compensation

With technology constantly improving and becoming more prevalent, telecommuting is on the rise. According to a study conducted by Global Workplace Analytics, more than half of all jobs held by Americans can be done from home.

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 Steps for Filing a Workers' Comp Claim

When a worker is hospitalized in connection with an injury sustained on the job, they are unable to work. Other injuries may be less serious but still hinder the ability of a worker to complete his or her duties.

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 Work-Related Car Accidents

Some workers drive for a living while others may only occasionally do so to complete a work-related task. Under either scenario – in the event of a workplace car accident – injuries sustained by an employee can form the basis of a successful Workers’ Compensation claim.

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 Workers' Compensation Laws in Pennsylvania

Suffering a work-related injury in Pennsylvania is no doubt a life-changing experience for workers and their family members. The costly medical bills and time spent out of work can have a significant financial impact, as can losing a family member who was a primary earner.

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 Medical-Only Workers’ Compensation Claims

Recently, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court issued a decision affecting how a claimant must file when an initial Workers’ Compensation claim is accepted as medical-only but later results in a compensable wage loss situation.

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 Benefits for Amputations

When workers experience a serious injury, such as an amputation of a finger, they can pursue a Workers’ Compensation claim for wages lost and a lump sum award due to a “specific loss.”

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 Impairment Rating Evaluations

Recently, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a decision affirming that a Workers’ Compensation Judge has jurisdiction over determining the credibility of a physician’s Impairment Rating Evaluation (IRE).

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 Workplace Stress

Market research firm Nielsen recently reported the results of a study on workplace stress. Eight in ten working Americans reported being stressed about something at work.

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 Catastrophic Injury Claims

Catastrophic work injuries are debilitating injuries that often result in permanent disability and long-term medical care.

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 Securing Benefits for Degloving Injuries

With unprotected nip and pinch points being so prevalent in many workplaces, it comes as no surprise that many workers suffer hand injuries in Philadelphia. Hand injuries range from minor scratches and fractures to catastrophic injuries such as amputation, loss of digits, or degloving accidents.

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