Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Lawyer


Jeffrey S. Gross

Location:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Phone:
267-589-0090
Fax:
267-589-0091
Email:

As a partner with Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, firm Batt & Gross, 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.

Areas of Practice

  • Workers’ Compensation

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Workers’ Compensation Law, Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Section on Workers’ Compensation Law

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 1996
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1991

Education

  • The Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. – 1991
  • Muhlenberg College
    • B.A. cum laude – 1988
    • Major: Business Administration
    • Major: Accounting

Published Works

  • “The 4 Common Injuries and Mental Stress Claims in Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation”, 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

Classes/Seminars

  • “The 4 Common Injuries and Mental Stress Claims in Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation”, Lorman Education Services, November 2007
  • “Simple Solutions to Tough Problems in Workers’ Compensation”, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, April 2007
  • “Tough Problems in Workers’ Compensation”, 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”, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, April 2005
  • “Medicare: Dealing with Medicare Set Aside Trusts”, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, May 2004
  • “Litigating Cases Under the Occupational Disease Act”, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, March 2003
  • “Penalties for Violation of the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act: Misuse of the Temporary Notice of Compensation Payable”, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, September 2002
  • “Calculation of the Average Weekly Wage: Maximizing Your Client’s Rate and Award- Recent Decisions”, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, November 2001
  • “Case Studies: Learning Techniques on Handling and Litigating Claims from the Claimants and Defense Attorneys’ Perspective”, 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”, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, June 2001
  • “Ethical Considerations in Workers’ Compensation Cases”, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, June 2000
  • Occupational Diseases and Workers Compensation, Occupational Disease Claims, 2009 – Present

Honors and Awards

  • Martha Hampton Award, Philadelphia Bar Association, 2003 – Present
  • Super Lawyer, every consecutive year since 2004
  • Top 100: Philadelphia Super Lawyers, 2014 – 2015
  • Top 100: Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2010 – Present
  • Top 100: Philadelphia Super Lawyers, 2009 – 2010
  • Top 100: Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2005 – 2007
  • Top 100: Philadelphia Super Lawyers, 2005 – 2007
  • Recognized by Philadelphia magazine, as a leading attorney in Workers’ Compensation litigation, 2004 – 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Board of Governors, 2008 – 2011
  • Brandeis Law Foundation, Vice Chancellor, 2011 – Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member, 1991 – Present
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 1993 – Present
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers’ Association, Member, 1993 – Present
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Solo and Small Firm Section, Member, 2004 – Present
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice, Sustaining Member, 2009 – Present
  • Brandeis Law Foundation, Founding Member, 2009 – Present
  • Louis D. Brandeis Law Society, Chancellor, 2013 – 2015
  • Louis D. Brandeis Law Society, Assistant Bursar, 2010 – Present
  • Louis D. Brandeis Law Society, Member
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Workers’ Compensation Section, Member
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Workers’ Compensation Section, Executive Committee, 1995 – Present
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Workers’ Compensation Section, Chair, 2001 – Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Ominsky, Welsh, Rosenthal & Steinberg, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Associate, 1991 – 1992
  • Temple Adath Israel, Merion, Pennsylvania, Board of Directors
  • Temple Adath Israel, Merion, Pennsylvania, Men’s Club President, 2004 – 2006
  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Licensed Pilot, 2004 – Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Mens’ Club President, Temple Adath Israel, 2004 – 2006

Languages

  • French
  • English (Primary)