Throughout Philadelphia, people with disabilities struggle to get the help that they need. At Bross & Frankel, we believe that should change. We have devoted our practice to working with individuals with disabilities, advocating for them so that they can get benefits or other necessary compensation.
From our office on JFK Boulevard in Philadelphia, we represent veterans who are seeking disability benefits that they have earned their service. We also work with individuals with disabilities seeking Social Security benefits, both at the initial application stage and through the appeals process. At Bross & Frankel, we also aren’t afraid to take on massive insurance companies when they wrongfully deny or delay our clients’ long-term disability claims.
Our firm is proud to assist hardworking Philadelphians with their workers’ compensation claims, making sure that they get the benefits that they deserve after a workplace injury or illness. For anyone who has experienced an employment law issue, such as harassment or discrimination, we stand tall — fighting for justice.
What We Do
The federal government, through the Social Security Administration (SSA), offers two benefit programs for people with disabilities: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Social Security Income (SSI). There are specific criteria that an individual must meet in order to qualify for each type of benefit. The process of applying can be difficult, particularly for anyone struggling with a disability and potentially unable to work due to their physical or mental health condition. Our firm can help you with the initial application, as well as with any appeals in the event of a denial.
The Veterans Administration (VA) offers certain benefits to men and women who have served our country, including disability benefits for veterans. As with many programs administered by the federal government, the process of applying for VA benefits can be confusing. Although veterans cannot be represented by a lawyer for their initial benefits application, our Philadelphia disability benefits attorneys are happy to advise all veterans about what benefits they may be eligible for under the law — free of charge. We can also represent you on any issues that may arise after you apply, including a denial of benefits or challenging a disability rating.
Purchasing a long-term disability (LTD) insurance policy can be a smart financial plan, as it will pay between 50 and 60% of your salary each month if you are unable to work due to a disability. Too often, however, insurance companies will try to avoid paying on these policies, by denying or delaying claims or terminating benefits early. For policies covered under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), a federal lawsuit may be necessary to enforce your rights. Our team can examine your policy, help you apply for benefits, and monitor your claim. If a problem arises, such as an unreasonable delay or denial of your claim, we can appeal it in accordance with the policy — or file a lawsuit as needed.
In Pennsylvania, workplace injuries and illnesses are covered by a no-fault system of insurance governed by the Workers’ Compensation Act. If you are injured or become ill due to your work, then you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, including medical treatment, lost wages, and disability. In some cases, employers and/or insurance companies may challenge the extent of your injury or whether your injury was truly work-related. Our firm can advocate on your behalf so that you get the benefits that you are entitled to under the law.
Pennsylvania is an “at-will” state. This means that unless you have an employment contract or are in a union, in Pennsylvania, you can be fired for any reason — with one big exception. The reason cannot be illegal. Under federal and state law, an employer cannot fire you or discriminate against you on the basis of a protected status, such as your age, religion, disability status, gender, national origin, or race. Bross & Frankel represents clients who have been subject to harassment, unfair disciplinary actions, discrimination, and other employment-related claims. We also assist individuals with unemployment compensation claims and a range of other employment matters.
What Our Clients Think
The class organization really cares about their clients and fights with all they have. Thank you.
Best disability law firm to work with if needed. So happy that I chose their law firm to help with my disability case.
Excellent experience. Prompt and courteous replies. Mr. Frankel was persistent, patient, and most importantly effective.
-Mary Ann C.
After the first interview, the process seemed to move right along. All the paperwork was filed fast and emails were sent on detailed updates.
Why Bross & Frankel?
Our team has 90 years of combined legal experience, including decades of practice devoted exclusively to disability benefits and employment law. Our deep knowledge in the areas of disability benefits, workers’ compensation and employment law give us a significant advantage, allowing us to anticipate issues and develop a strategy for handling your case.
In a free initial consultation, we will analyze your claim and help you decide on the appropriate course of action. We strongly believe in personal, professional service — which includes returning calls promptly and working hands-on with our clients. In Philadelphia and the surrounding areas, we work hard to make sure that you get the best possible results.
Have Questions? We Are Here to Help.
The world of disability benefits, employment law, and workers’ compensation can be overwhelming — particularly if you are already struggling with a medical or mental health condition. Fortunately, you don’t have to handle the application or claims process on your own. We will work with you, advocating for your right to benefits.
For over 20 years, Bross & Frankel has helped individuals with disabilities get the compensation that they deserve. If you need assistance or are interested in a free claim review, contact us today or call us at 215-545-5990 to schedule an appointment with a Philadelphia, PA disability benefits attorney.