If you, a friend, or family member are a resident of Gloucester County, New Jersey, and have been seriously injured or disabled and unable to work, the law firm of Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo is here to help you. Over the years, we have represented people just like you, working diligently to protect the rights of the disabled, accident victims with serious injuries, and people injured at work or who are suffering health problems because of their jobs.
We can assist you if any of the following should apply.
When you need competent legal counsel, our attorneys can represent you or your family member in a claim with the workers’ compensation system, a personal injury lawsuit, or a claim for Social Security disability benefits. Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo focuses on these three areas of law so that we are able to dedicate our time and energies where we can do the most good for our clients. Our team of eight lawyers in these three practice areas have more than 150 years of combined experience and have the knowledge and skills to help you get all the benefits you rightfully deserve.
When you are injured are work, the first and most important thing is to advise your employer of the injury as soon as possible, even if you initially think that the injury is not serious. By law, you are required to report the workplace incident to your employer within 90 days of the accident.
Every worker in the State of New Jersey is entitled to workers’ compensation benefits regardless of the size of the employer or the length of time the employee has been employed. In fact, you are eligible for workers’ compensation on your very first day of employment.
To ensure you receive all of the compensation that you rightfully deserve, we strongly recommend that you contact a qualified workers’ compensation attorney who will be an advocate for you and help guide you through the entire process. Regardless of which law firm you select, you should never be asked to pay fees up front. Our attorney fees are actually set by the Workers’ Compensation Court and are ONLY paid after the lawyer is successful in obtaining benefits for you. By law, the fee cannot exceed 20% of your recovery.
Many people do not realize that there are three benefits associated with workers’ compensation. Rather than leave money on the table to which you may be entitled, an experienced workers’ compensation attorney will be sure you receive all the benefits you deserve. Although the system is designed to have the Workers’ Compensation court review every case to make certain that the insurance company compensates you properly, you must retain a lawyer to file a Petition arranging for judicial review. Otherwise, you will simply receive whatever the insurance company decides to voluntarily pay, and the workers’ compensation court system is not involved.
It may seem that you would get less money by hiring an attorney and representing yourself, we understand that draw. However, by representing yourself, you will not know the ins and outs of the New Jersey worker’s comp system. You may also be quick to settle for a lesser amount just to get it over with. It has been proven that by hiring a worker’s comp attorney, injured worker’s actually do get more benefits and also decrease the chance they will be denied a claim because of a technicality they were not aware of. Remember, you will not pay fees up front with our firm so it will cost you nothing to get your case started. Fees are paid by the Worker’s Comp court and they can never legally exceed 20% of your award.
As many of our clients will attest, having a Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo workers’ compensation attorney by your side can be invaluable. We encourage you to check out the many client testimonials our clients have provided, including these two video testimonials.
To learn more about the workers’ compensation attorneys at Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo, visit their bio pages.
At Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo, we take personal injury personally! Our team of attorneys have helped thousands of people who have been seriously injured recover fair compensation and appropriate medical care for those injuries. We believe that your focus should be on getting better. In fact, we will work with you to make sure you are receiving the proper medical treatment, and obtaining the benefits to which you are entitled.
Barry D. Cohen heads the Personal Injury Department at Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo, along with fellow founding partner, Susan Petro, and the newest team member, Richard W. Gaeckle. Together, our three personal injury attorneys have successfully handled thousands of personal injury cases for clients throughout Southern New Jersey.
Our attorneys have dealt with a variety of serious personal injury claims and are ready to help you with yours. Whether your injury resulted from an automobile, truck, motorcycle, or bicycle accident, a slip and fall accident, or a construction site accident, we can assist.
We encourage you to take a moment to hear what our personal injury clients have to say by reading the firm’s testimonials or watching the following testimonial videotaped by one of the firm’s personal injury clients.
Learn more about the personal injury attorneys at Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo.
Social Security disability benefits may be available to you or your family member if you are seriously and permanently disabled. In order to qualify for these benefits, you must be considered totally disabled from performing any substantial, gainful work, and must be disabled or expected to be disabled for a minimum of 12 months
Our legal team at Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo will work with you to help you apply for benefits, request the reconsideration of a denial, or appeal a denial and ask for a hearing before the Social Security administrative law judge.
Suzanne Holz Meola heads the Social Security Disability Department at Petro Cohen and has more than 10 years experience in this area. Suzanne would be happy to provide you with a free consultation to discuss your specific case.
If you’re facing one of these painful, possibly life-changing events, a critical decision you need to make is choosing an attorney to help you and your family. You deserve nothing less than excellent legal services and the highest level of personal service.
We help those living in Gloucester County, NJ, including those living in the following areas.
For years, we have reminded our clients that you don’t get a second chance in litigation. That’s why it is so important to Choose Carefully when selecting a lawyer to represent you with your workers’ compensation, personal injury, or Social Security disability case in Cumberland County NJ. The qualifications and credentials of your lawyer can make all the difference between success and failure.
Whenever you or someone that you know need legal guidance help due to a workers’ compensation injury, a serious personal injury, or a disability requiring you to pursue Social Security, don’t take chances. Choose the law firm you can trust, Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo.
We have offices in Northfield, Cape May Court House, Cherry Hill, and Hamilton, NJ. For your convenience, you can contact all four of our offices Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM until 5:30 PM. Our Web site is open 24/7 with Live Chat available and you may e-mail us at any time at email@example.com There is also an answering service on call at all times.
Call today at (888) 675-7607 for a free consultation so we can discuss your situation and learn how we can help you and your family, or fill out our online contact form.