Jeffrey S. Gross

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Workers' Compensation Attorney in Philadelphia, PA

Gross & Kenny, LLP
 | 1500 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 1450
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 215-512-1500
Fax: 267-589-0091
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1991
Practice Areas:
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • French
  • Free Consultation
Attorney Profile

As a partner with Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, firm Gross & Kenny, LLP, Jeffrey S. Gross has represented injured workers in the Philadelphia area since 1991. He focuses exclusively on workers' compensation litigation, including subrogation matters, full and partial disability claims, lump sum settlements, occupational diseases and workplace fatalities, and he has a long record of success aggressively pursuing the best interests of his clients.

Ranked by Philadelphia magazine among the region's top 100 attorneys in 2006 and 2007, Mr. Gross steadfastly believes each worker is entitled to all the possible benefits available under the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act and brings his considerable experience to bear on each case. He was honored with the Martha Hampton Award in 2003 for his compassionate approach and exemplary professionalism, and he holds a solid 10.0 rating from Avvo.

Mr. Gross earned his undergraduate degree in business administration and accounting with honors from Muhlenberg College in 1988 and his Juris Doctor from The Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in 1991. He has been admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Pennsylvania and the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Gross is also a member of the prestigious Louis D. Brandeis Law Society in Philadelphia and maintains current membership in the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association.

Held in high esteem by his peers, Mr. Gross was elected for three consecutive years to the Philadelphia Bar Association's Board of Governors and was once co-chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association's Workers' Compensation Section. He is additionally a published author with more than a dozen featured articles in local law magazines, and he has also lectured extensively on a variety of workers' compensation litigation topics at seminars conducted by professional organizations such as the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Institute.

 
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About Jeffrey Gross

Admitted: 1991, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: http://www.philaworkerscomp.com/Attorneys/Jeffrey-S-Gross.sh...

Honors/Awards:

  • Martha Hampton Award, Philadelphia Bar Association, 2003
  • Recognized by Philadelphia magazine, as a leading attorney in workers' compensation litigation, 2004 - 2013
  • One of the Top 100 Attorneys, Philadelphia Magazine, 2006 - 2007
  • Highest Possible Rating from Avvo (10.0/10.0 "Superb")

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • 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., 2013

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Solo and Small Firm Section, Philadelphia Bar Association, 2004 - Present
  • Assistant Bursar, Louis D. Brandeis Law Society, 2010 - Present
  • Founding Member, Brandeis Law Foundation, 2009 - Present
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1991
  • Co-chair of the Worker's Compensation Section, Pennsylvania Association for Justice, 2017
  • Board of Governors, Philadelphia Bar Association, 2008 - 2011
  • Member, Workers' Compensation Section, Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Member, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers' Association, 1993 - Present
  • Vice Chancellor, Brandeis Law Foundation, 2011 - Present
  • Pennsylvania, 1991
  • Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association, 1991 - Present
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1991
  • Executive Committee, Workers' Compensation Section, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1995 - Present
  • Member, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, 1993 - Present
  • Member, Louis D. Brandeis Law Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Sustaining Member, Pennsylvania Association for Justice, 2009 - Present
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 1996
  • Chair, Workers' Compensation Section, Philadelphia Bar Association, 2001 - Present

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Mens' Club President, Temple Adath Israel 2004 - 2006

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Safe and Sound Week is a nationwide event taking place from August 10 to 16, 2020. Every year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) holds Safe and Sound Week to encourage every workplace to have a safety and health program that runs year-round., Philadelphia Workers' Compensation Lawyer, Advocate for Workplace Safety During Safe and Sound Week, https://www.philaworkerscomp.com/, , Construction Workers, First Responders, maritime workers, Nurses, Office Workers, Pilots, Plumbers, Public Employees, Roofers, School Teachers, Zoo Workers, 2020
  • Gross & Kenny, LLP are thrilled to announce that partners, Jeffrey S. Gross and Patrick W. Kenny, have been selected to this year’s Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list. Super Lawyers uses a multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent research of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area. The final result is a credible and diverse list of outstanding attorneys published in magazines and publications across the country., Philadelphia Workers' Compensation Lawyers, Gross & Kenny, LLP 2020 Super Lawyers, https://www.philaworkerscomp.com/, Gas/Utility Workers, Highway Workers, Industrial Workers, Plumbers, Police Officers, Truck Drivers, 2020
  • The COVID-19 pandemic continues to sweep the nation and cause disruptions in the workforce. For those who work on the front lines to keep our communities healthy and to help flatten the curve of the virus, the concern for Workers’ Compensation claims is at an all-time high. Janitorial workers who are keeping facilities clean and sanitary are at a high risk for work-related injuries and illness., Philadelphia Workers' Compensation Lawyers, Workers’ Compensation for Sanitation Workers During COVID-19, https://www.philaworkerscomp.com/, Construction Workers, Gas/Utility Workers, Highway Workers, Industrial Workers, Plumbers, Police Officers, Truck Drivers, 2020
  • Workplace injuries happen every day, and workers often do not have control over the circumstances of their injuries. Businesses can take steps to help workers remain safe at work, and these technology options might help protect employees. If employees are injured at work, remember to report any workplace injuries, request Workers’ Compensation, and get treated as soon as possible., Philadelphia Workers' Compensation Lawyers, How Can Technology Prevent Workplace Injuries?, https://www.philaworkerscomp.com/2020/06/06/technology-workplace-injuries/, 2020
  • All workers who must use ladders should implement safety precautions while on the job, extra provisions can lower the risk of injuries and fatalities., Philadelphia Workers' Compensation Lawyers, How Important is Ladder Safety on Worksites?, https://www.philaworkerscomp.com/, Construction Workers, Gas/Utility Workers, Highway Workers, Industrial Workers, Plumbers, Police Officers, Truck Drivers, 2020
  • When workers suffer occupational illnesses, they may wonder if they are eligible for Workers’ Compensation. This is normally the best course of action for injuries or illnesses that result quickly after being exposed to an irritant or other harmful work hazard. Exposure to asbestos can be a bit more complex since this type of exposure usually results in an illness with a long latency period. Mesothelioma is the most common illness related to asbestos exposure, and it could take many years before an employee actually develops the illness. The employee may no longer be employed with that employer or the employer may no longer exist., Philadelphia Workers' Compensation Lawyers, Can I Collect Workers’ Compensation for Asbestos-Related Illnesses?, https://www.philaworkerscomp.com/, Gas/Utility Workers, Highway Workers, Industrial Workers, Plumbers, Police Officers, Truck Drivers, 2020
  • Excavation and trenching work are often done on construction sites, and it can be very hazardous work. Trenches are narrow, underground excavations that are deeper than they are wide. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) defines the width as being no more than 15 feet., Philadelphia Workers' Compensation Lawyers, Advocate for the Safety of Workers During Trench Safety Stand Down Week, https://www.philaworkerscomp.com/, Construction Workers, Gas/Utility Workers, Highway Workers, Industrial Workers, Plumbers, Police Officers, Truck Drivers, 2020
  • According to the Electronic Library of Construction Occupational Safety & Health, roofers have the fifth highest death rate in the construction industry. Roofers face many dangers, including slip and fall accidents, electrocution accidents, and even severe burns. Roofing is considered the fourth most dangerous job in the United States. For these reasons, it is important for roofers to learn about the most common job-related hazards and how to prevent them from happening., Philadelphia Workers' Compensation Lawyers, Why is Roofing One of the Most Dangerous Jobs in the United States?, https://www.philaworkerscomp.com/, Gas/Utility Workers, Highway Workers, Industrial Workers, Plumbers, Police Officers, Roofers, Truck Drivers, 2020
  • Summer is one of the seasons when temporary workers are hired for jobs to handle increased workloads at popular vacation destinations. In the northeast, it is also a time when there is an increased demand for labor in the construction and landscaping industries. Approximately 2.7 million workers in the U.S. are temporary workers, which is approximately 10 percent of the entire workforce., Philadelphia Workers' Compensation Lawyers, Do Temporary Summer Workers Qualify for Workers’ Compensation?, https://www.philaworkerscomp.com/, Gas/Utility Workers, Highway Workers, Industrial Workers, Plumbers, Police Officers, Truck Drivers, 2020
  • When people think of hazardous jobs, they tend to picture employees working in manufacturing, industrial, construction, and related fields. Yet, the airline industry can be just as risky for a multitude of reasons., Philadelphia Workers' Compensation Lawyers, Is Working in the Airline Industry Risky?, https://www.philaworkerscomp.com/, Gas/Utility Workers, Highway Workers, Industrial Workers, Plumbers, Police Officers, Truck Drivers, 2020
  • If a worker is injured on the job and receives Workers’ Compensation benefits, he or she may be approached by his or her employer or the insurer with an offer to settle the case. A settlement can be comprised of monthly payments over a specified period of time or a lump-sum payment, which is receiving all of the money at once., Philadelphia Workers' Compensation Lawyers, What Should I Know About Lump-Sum Workers’ Compensation Payments?, https://www.philaworkerscomp.com/, Gas/Utility Workers, Highway Workers, Industrial Workers, Plumbers, Police Officers, Truck Drivers, 2020
  • The restaurant industry includes many different types of services, such as fast food services and fine dining. Yet, everyone working in a commercial kitchen is at risk due to the many dangerous workplace conditions present. Commercial kitchens have the potential to cause serious work-related injuries and even death to workers., Philadelphia Workers' Compensation Lawyers, Restaurant Workers Must be Cautious While Working in Commercial Kitchens, https://www.philaworkerscomp.com/, Airport Workers, Highway Workers, Public Employees, Sanitation Workers, Teachers, Union Workers, 2020
  • Jeffrey S. Gross and Patrick W. Kenny of Gross & Kenny, LLP were recently featured in Suburban Life Magazine discussing their years of experience advocating for injured workers for over three decades. In the July 2020 issue, they discuss their legal philosophy and the importance of hiring an experienced Workers’ Compensation attorney. For more information or to obtain legal counsel, fill out an online form or call 267-589-0090., Philadelphia Workers' Compensation Lawyers, Jeffrey S. Gross and Patrick W. Kenny of Gross & Kenny, LLP advocating for injured workers for over three decades, https://www.philaworkerscomp.com/, Gas/Utility Workers, Highway Workers, Industrial Workers, Plumbers, Police Officers, Truck Drivers, 2020
  • "Simple Solutions to Tough Problems in Workers' Compensation", Workers Compensation Advanced Issues, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, April 2007
  • The past decade has brought unprecedented changes to the way the world sells products, with more and more companies switching from brick and mortar storefronts to digital sales. This means that on-site stock rooms are starting to disappear while warehouses are turning into large e-commerce support hubs. For example, Amazon manages more than 150 million square feet of warehouse space across the globe; they sell over 4,000 products every minute., Philadelphia Workers' Compensation Lawyer, Safety Guide for Warehouse Workers, https://www.philaworkerscomp.com/, First Responders, maritime workers, Nurses, Office Workers, Pilots, Plumbers, Public Employees, Roofers, School Teachers, 2020
  • "Tough Problems in Workers' Compensation", Advanced Workers Compensation Issues, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, March 2007
  • "Uses and Misuses of the Notice of Temporary Compensation Payable, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, June 2006
  • "Dissecting and Defending IRE Reports and Other Post Gardner lssues-Case Law Update, Legal Issues and Strategies", Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, 2006
  • "Misuses of the Notice of Temporary Compensation Payable: Case Law Update, Attorneys' Fees and Penalties", Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2006
  • "Techniques in Handling Workers Compensation Litigation Involving Labor Market Surveys", Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry, Bureau of Workers Compensation, 2006
  • "Pension Offsets and Workers' Compensation Benefits", Pension Offsets, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, April 2005
  • "Medicare: Dealing with Medicare Set Aside Trusts", Medicare Set Aside Trusts, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, May 2004
  • "Litigating Cases Under the Occupational Disease Act", Occupational Disease Claims Litigation, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, March 2003
  • "Penalties for Violation of the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act: Misuse of the Temporary Notice of Compensation Payable", Litigation of Penalties Under the Workers Compensation Act, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, September 2002
  • "Calculation of the Average Weekly Wage: Maximizing Your Client's Rate and Award- Recent Decisions", Correct Methods of Calculating the Average Weekly Wage, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, November 2001
  • "Case Studies: Learning Techniques on Handling and Litigating Claims from the Claimants and Defense Attorneys' Perspective", Proper Claims Handling, Occupational Health Medical & Legal Workshop - Temple University Health System, May 2001
  • "Important Changes in Reinstatement Petitions: Case Law Update on Statute of Limitations and Burdens of Proof", Reinstatement of Benefits Litigation, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, June 2001
  • "Ethical Considerations in Workers' Compensation Cases", Ethical Standards, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, June 2000
  • "The 4 Common Injuries and Mental Stress Claims in Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation",  Mental Injuries in the Workplace Environment, Lorman Education Services, November, 2007
  • "Commonwealth Court Addresses Workers' Compensation Section", Philadelphia Bar Reporter, May, 2005
  • "Medical Reports Inadmissible Despite Act 57 Allowance: Evidence on Claims Exceeding 52 Weeks is Deemed Hearsay", The Legal Intelligencer, Vol. 225, No. 116, December, 2001
  • "Palliative Physical Therapy is Deemed Reasonable and Necessary Treatment According to Commonwealth Court", The Legal Intelligencer, Vol. 225, No. 93, November, 2001
  • "Pennsylvania Supreme Court Clarifies 'Discovery Rule' of Workers' Compensation Act Notice Provision", The Legal Intelligencer, Vol. 225, No. 72, October, 2001
  • "Key in Reinstatement Positions: Aggravation vs. Recurrence - Burden of Proof Issues", The Legal Intelligencer, Vol. 225, No. 52, September, 2001
  • "Workers' Compensation Subrogation Liens Inapplicable in ADA Claims: Separate Causes of Action Do Not Entail Double Recovery", The Legal Intelligencer, Vol. 225, No. 8, July, 2001
  • "Workers' Compensation Subrogation Liens are No Longer Absolute", The Legal Intelligencer, Vol. 224, No. 115, June, 2001
  • "Commonwealth Court Decision in American Belt_Sparks Controversy Over Child Labor Law", The Legal Intelligencer, Vol. 224, No. 91, May, 2001
  • "Courts Address Statute of Limitations Involving Petitions to Reinstate Benefits: Injured Workers Have Three Years After Partial Disability Expires", The Legal Intelligencer, Vol. 224, No. 71, April, 2001
  • "Workers' Compensation Carrier Required to Pay Full Amount of Subrogation Lien Asserted by Separate Third Party Health Insurance Plan in Excess of Cost Containment Provision of Act 44", The Legal Intelligencer, Vol. P.1711, March, 2001
  • "Supreme Court Considers Burden of Proof for Reinstatement Petitions Following Layoff While Under Suspension of Benefits", The Legal Intelligencer, Vol. P943, February, 2001
  • Occupational Diseases and Workers Compensation, Occupational Disease Claims, 2009

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Educational Background:

  • Muhlenberg College, B.A. in Business Administration & Accounting, Cum Laude, 1988

Industry Groups

  • Injured Workers from all backgrounds
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Office Location for Jeffrey S. Gross

1500 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Suite 1450
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Phone: 215-512-1500

Fax: 267-589-0091

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