Jeffrey S. Gross along with Patrick W. Kenny and our firm’s qualified associate attorneys have represented injured workers throughout Pennsylvania to obtain Workers’ Compensation benefits, which includes the representation of families of workers killed through work-related accidents and occupational diseases.
Like wrongful death claims filed in civil courts, fatal claims call for compensation for the wages the deceased worker would have earned if he or she had not been killed in a work-related accident.
Spouses and dependents of deceased workers may file a petition to obtain death benefits. Pennsylvania law requires such petitions (known as a Fatal Claim Petition for Dependents of Deceased Employees) to be filed within 300 weeks of the work-related injury. However, there are a number of roadblocks that employers and insurers attempt to impose to make recovery of benefits difficult. Disputes may arise over the employee’s earnings before the injury, the employee’s future earning capacity in addition to many other factors, including whether the employee’s death was caused by the work environment or in the course and scope of the employment.
In addition to the pain and trauma of losing a loved one, petitioning for much-needed benefits can be arduous burden.
Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation lawyers of Gross & Kenny, LLP, can prepare your petition, navigate the process and help you obtain the benefits you are entitled to under the Workers’ Compensation Act.
For a free consultation about your claim, call 267-589-0090 or complete our online contact form.
At Gross & Kenny, LLP we view the safety and well-being of our clients, staff and business partners as our highest priority.
The situation regarding the COVID-19 virus is continually changing, and we are following all recommended guidelines to stay healthy.
Currently, our law firm is remaining open to serve your legal needs. If you were working light duty or modified duty as a result of a work injury in Pennsylvania and were recently laid off or terminated from your job due to the Coronavirus you may be entitled to weekly workers' compensation checks for lost wages moving forward. Contact us to find out . We are open and ready to assist.
We are happy to arrange for phone or video consultations should you have any concerns about keeping your scheduled appointments with us. We are also able to exchange documents via secure drives or email.
Should you have any concerns regarding an upcoming meeting with us, please contact us online or call (215) 512-1500.
We are continuing to fight on behalf of our clients and that we are all able to handle things even if mandated by the government that we work remotely.
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