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Workers’ compensation is a growing area of concern for many people as the country undergoes drastic changes to culture and employment. One story that has caught the attention of many is the recent report that unravels the events leading up to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) investigation at the City Center construction site…

It happened on a hot July night last summer. On a construction site in the University City section of Philadelphia, a 55-year-old engineer named Kirankumar Mistry came to inspect the foundation for a pedestrian bridge project when a drilling rig toppled over and crushed him. The drilling company has been in operation since 1955, and…

The July deaths of two subcontractor employees in separate construction incidents have prompted an investigation by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The fatal accidents occurred at two different construction sites of Amazon distribution facilities. Since last year, the online retailer has been rolling through a major building program around the Philadelphia region….

The most recent annual report from Pennsylvania’s Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) indicates more than 170,000 cases of work injuries and illness were documented. Sprains and strains were the most common injuries—injuries that usually occur because of overexertion or hard contact with other objects. Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation Act compensates for almost any type of…

Handling Workers’ Compensation Claims for More Than Two Decades Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (August 31, 2021) – Philadelphia-based Gross & Kenny, LLP is proud to announce that two of our outstanding attorneys have been recognized by Best Lawyers for their professionalism and success in workers’ compensation law. Attorney Jeffrey S. Gross has been named “Lawyer of the…

An unidentified construction worker was killed in July when the ground surrounding a retaining wall collapsed and trapped him under a crushing rumble. The accident happened at the future site of an Amazon warehouse which is under construction on the 700 block of Ramona Avenue in the Hunting Park section of North Philadelphia. Jeffrey S….

Written By Phil Gianficaro It’s a sad story—and, regrettably, all too common. A worker suffers a severe injury in a workplace accident. The ensuing pain becomes debilitating, even disabling, and results in the worker being unable to return to the job for an indeterminate amount of time. In the meantime, he or she is left…

The Philadelphia School District finds itself embroiled in the national issue of toxic asbestos in U.S. schools. The remediation of damaged asbestos materials has fully or partially shut down 11 Philadelphia schools since the end of 2019. The school district plans to spend $14 million to fix the crisis. Asbestos exposure may lead to mesothelioma—a…

You may have just been hired for your first job out of college … Congrats! To take that a step further, we want you to be aware of your rights, and the compensation benefits that are required to be provided by your employer in case you are injured while working. A recent report revealed that…

Excellence in Workers’ Compensation Law Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (June 2021) – Philadelphia-based workers’ compensation firm, Gross & Kenny, LLP, is honored to announce recognition by Super Lawyers for their outstanding accomplishments. We are also proud to announce Attorney Patrick William Kenny and Attorney Jeffrey S. Gross will be featured in Super Lawyers Magazine. For 30 years,…

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