The Commonwealth Court has ruled that the family of a SEPTA employee who committed suicide is entitled to workers’ compensation benefits because the suicide was not an “intentional” act.

A three-judge panel consisting of Judges Renee Cohn Jubelirer, P. Kevin Brobson and Christine Fizzano Cannon agreed with the plaintiffs’ argument that Gregory Hansell’s suicide was the result of stressors from a work-related injury that caused him depression and anxiety over his family’s financial security.