Workers' Compensation

Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo has been consistently recognized as one of New Jersey’s leading firms in the area of Workers’ Compensation. The following Frequently Asked Questions provide valuable information on Workers’ Compensation. You can also check out some interesting facts on Workers’ Compensation by visiting our Facts You Need to Know page.

Our experienced attorneys are always available to talk with you and provide additional information on workers’ benefits, wage claim, workplace injury, wage loss, and workers’ compensation settlement. Call us at (888) 675-7607 for your free legal consultation.

Q: What exactly is workers' compensation? Q: What should I do if I am hurt at work? Q: Do I have a claim if my medical condition was pre-existing? Q: Do I really need a workers' compensation lawyer, and if so, what does it cost? Q: Can I be denied benefits if the injury was my fault? Q: Can I be fired if I retain a lawyer and make a workers' compensation claim? Q: How long do I have to be employed before I am covered for workers' compensation? Q: Can I go to my own doctor for a workers' compensation injury? Q: What do I do if my claim is denied by my employer or workers' compensation carrier? Q: How much do I receive for my weekly temporary disability under workers' compensation? Q: Are illnesses such as lung conditions or heart attacks covered? Q: Does "occupational" disease cover orthopedic and neurological conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome or degenerative joint or disc disease? Q: Do I have to lose time from work to have a valid workers’ compensation claim? Q: What is permanent partial disability and how do you go about receiving it? Q: Do I qualify for permanent partial benefits if I am no longer working for the employer where I was injured? Q: Can I receive Social Security disability benefits and workers' compensation benefits? Q: Can I receive public employment pension disability benefits, Social Security benefits, private disability benefits, and workers' compensation benefits? Q: How much does a lawyer cost? Q: Is there any limit as to when a claim must be filed? Q: How are permanent partial disability benefits determined?

Why Work With PCPM?

  • Highest firm rating (A/V) from Martindale-Hubbell
  • 22 Consecutive years of recognition by "Best Lawyers in America®"
  • Named in every (13) "NJ Super Lawyers®" survey for Workers' Compensation and 10 for Personal Injury