Do you live in Mercer County, New Jersey, and need competent legal representation for your accident or worker’s comp case? If you or someone you know have been seriously injured or disabled and unable to work, Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo is here to help. For years, we have represented clients in your area, protecting 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.
Several years ago, we opened an office in Mercer County for the convenience of our many clients in Trenton and the surrounding areas.
Our team of injury lawyers can help you if any of the following scenarios apply to your specific situation.
We can represent you or your family member in a personal injury lawsuit, a claim with the workers’ compensation system, or a claim for Social Security disability benefits. Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo has narrowed its practice to these areas of law in order to focus our time and energies where we can do the most good for our clients. Our personal injury lawyers have more than 150 years of combined experience in these three practices areas.
We have found that one of the best ways to learn about our firm is by hearing what our clients have to say. We are very proud of the many testimonials that our clients have graciously given regarding their experience with the Mercer County, NJ injury attorneys and law firm, and encourage you to take a moment to read the reviews and watch the video testimonials.
Workers’ compensation claimants are paid benefits based on the severity and nature of the work-related medical condition, not on who is to blame for the accident. You are covered by workers’ compensation beginning on the first day of work and all employers in the State of New Jersey (regardless of size) must have workers’ compensation coverage. Lawyers cannot charge you a retainer fee. (Beware if a workers’ compensation attorney asks for fees paid up front!) Legal fees are only payable once a claim is concluded and a Judge of Compensation orders the workers’ compensation insurance carrier to pay us the fee.
There are three types of benefits payable through the workers’ compensation system.
Temporary Disability Benefits – are tax-free weekly benefits representing 70% of your gross weekly wage, payable up to 400 weeks. These benefits are payable while you are temporarily unable to work because of a work-related medical condition and under active medical treatment.
Medical Treatment – all reasonable and necessary medical charges to treat your work-related medical condition are payable by the workers’ compensation insurance carrier. The carrier has the initial right to authorize specific physicians who are competent to treat your condition. If a problem arises concerning the medical treatment you require, you have the right to make an application to a Judge of Workers’ Compensation. With our assistance, we can work with you and the Judge for a determination as to what, if any, additional compensable medical treatment you require.
Permanent Partial Disability – is additional compensation which is payable to you, if after your completion of compensable medical treatment, you have a measurable loss of physical function proven by “demonstrable objective medical evidence.” This benefit can be payable to you even if you are able to return to work and have made an excellent recovery.
One of the most compelling reasons for hiring a competent workers’ compensation attorney is so that you don’t leave money on the table. Our experienced team of workers’ compensation lawyers know the system and will fight to ensure you receive all of the benefits to which you are legally entitled.
Learn more about the workers’ compensation attorneys at Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo, by visiting their bio pages (click on the links below).
Have you been seriously injured in an automobile, truck motorcycle, or other accident? It can be extremely frustrating dealing with insurance agencies who claim to have your best interest in mind, all while trying to heal from your injuries.
Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo helps those who have been seriously injured recover fair compensation and appropriate medical care for those injuries. We deal with the insurance companies so you won’t have to and, instead, can focus your energies on simply getting better. Whether your injury resulted from any type of motor vehicle accident, a bicycle accident, a slip and fall accident, or a construction site accident, our attorneys have the skills and knowledge to help you.
Susan Petro, who heads the PI department and is also the Managing Partner of the firm, along with Rich Gaeckle and Mike Veneziani, will handle your personal injury case, fighting for full and fair compensation in every case they handle. They have successfully handled thousands of personal injury cases for clients throughout Southern New Jersey.
While each of the attorneys have won cases in all types of personal injury cases, here are a few key areas that they cover.
If you or someone you know have experienced a serious personal injury, you need a qualified attorney by your side to ensure that you receive the maximum available compensation and best available medical care. Our personal injury attorneys do NOT charge anything upfront for a consultation and will only get paid by winning your case and receiving a percentage of compensation.
Learn more about the lawyers at the personal injury law firm of Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo by clicking on the links below.
Have you been denied Social Security disability? Do you question whether you or someone you know is entitled to receive Social Security benefits? If you are seriously and permanently disabled due to a medical or psychiatric condition, whether it’s the result of a disease, accident, or congenital condition, you may qualify.
You are entitled to apply for Social Security Disability at any time as long as the medical evidence shows that you will be unable to perform gainful work for 12 consecutive months or that your condition may result in death. Whether filing a claim for the first time, whether Social Security has initially denied your claim and you need to file for a Request for Reconsideration, and, of course, our firm will vigorously represent you when it is necessary to request a hearing to obtain your benefits.
We encourage you to take advantage of our free consultations in this area. Suzanne Holz Meola, head of the Social Security Disability Department at Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo, would be happy to talk with you to learn about your specific case and provide guidance.
When facing a painful, possibly life-changing events, a critical decision you need to make is choosing the right 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 Mercer County, including those living in the following areas.
In litigation, you don’t get second chances.
When you, a friend, or a family member need legal 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.
In addition to our office in Hamilton, NJ, Petro Cohen has offices in Northfield, Cape May Court House, and Cherry Hill, NJ. All of our offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM until 5:30 PM, with evening and weekend hours by appointment.
For a free consultation, call today at (888) 675-7607 or fill out our online contact form.