Cape May

Experienced Cape May Social Security Disability Attorneys Ready To Serve You

The law firm of Petro Cohen has an office in Cape May Court House to better serve the areas of Cape May, Cape May Court House, the Wildwoods, Rio Grande, Vineland, Bridgeton, Millville, and all other communities in Cape May and Cumberland counties, New Jersey.

Schoolhouse Office Park
211 S. Main Street, Suite 101
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
(609) 729-1187
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If you have been seriously injured or disabled and unable to work in Cape May or Cape May County, Petro Cohen Law Firm can help.  Our top priority is to protect those injured at work or suffering health problems because of their jobs, those suffering from serious personal injury, and those with a disability that may prevent them from working.

Our law firm can assist you if any of the following apply.

  • You suffered an injury at work or developed a medical condition while performing your job.
  • The negligence of another person or persons caused a serious injury.
  • A disabling medical or psychiatric condition prevents your gainful employment.

When you need legal representation, it is important to Select Excellence. Skill, experience, and reputation make all the difference.  With exceptional legal credentials and experience, Petro Cohen  handles workers’ compensationpersonal injury litigation, and Social Security disability claims in New Jersey. Dedicated to providing the highest quality of legal service available, the firm’s lawyers and staff share a passion for winning. We have an uncompromised commitment to every client we represent.

Choose The Right Cape May Social Security Disability Lawyer

If you are seriously and permanently disabled due to a medical or psychiatric condition and are unable to work, whether it is the result of a disease, accident, or congenital condition, you may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits.  The highly-skilled Cape May social security disability lawyers at Petro Cohen can help you apply for benefits, request the reconsideration of the denial, or appeal a denial to ask for a hearing before the Social Security administrative law judge.

Unlike workers’ compensation, Social Security Disability is a federal benefit program. This makes filing for a claim for SSD benefits very different from filing a workers’ compensation claim with your employer. There are different requirements and procedures, and there are even more technicalities that can result in substantial delays and denials.

Our Cape May social security disability lawyer regularly assists Cape May County residents with their Social Security Disability (SSD) claims. If you are unable to work due to a serious and permanent disability – regardless of the cause – we encourage you to get in touch. Your initial consultation is completely free and 100% confidential, and you only pay legal fees (which are capped by federal law) if we help you collect the benefits to which you are legally entitled. With our attorneys’ extensive experience in SSD benefits claims and appeals, we can handle your claim efficiently and you can feel confident knowing that you are receiving the full benefits you deserve.

In addition to helping individuals who need to file for benefits, we also represent many people who have already had their SSD claims denied. Social Security Disability benefit denials can often be overcome. And if you have received a denial letter from the Social Security Administration, we encourage you to contact us promptly and speak with our knowledgeable Cape May social security disability attorneys so that we can evaluate your grounds for appeal.

Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ compensation is a mandatory system that requires employers to pay benefits to workers who suffer job-related injuries, and to family members of workers who lose their lives on the job. Workers’ compensation provides coverage for employees’ medical bills and a portion of their lost wages, as well as the potential for a permanent disability award.  For workers’ comp claims, you will not be charged a fee upfront.  Instead, legal fees are payable once your claim is concluded and a Judge of Compensation orders the workers’ compensation insurance carrier to pay us the fee.

New Jersey has what is commonly known as a “no-fault” workers’ compensation system. This means that employers and their insurance carriers are supposed to provide benefits regardless of how or why you were injured. If you are an employee (as opposed to an independent contractor) and you were injured within the scope of your employment, you should be able to collect benefits. It’s that simple.

Only, it isn’t. Despite the requirements of the New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Act, employers and their insurance carriers routinely deny employees’ benefits claims. Why? While they give a variety of different excuses, the reality is that employers and workers’ compensation insurance carriers deny claims because they put their interests before those of injured workers. From relying on technical deficiencies in employees’ claims to denying injured workers’ claims in bad faith, some companies will go to great lengths to try to protect their bottom lines.

At Petro Cohen, our workers’ compensation lawyers have decades of experience fighting for injured workers in Cape May County. If you are entitled to benefits, we can use our experience to help you effectively assert your legal rights. We will work diligently to secure maximum benefits as quickly as possible. And if your employer or its insurance carrier still refuses to pay, we will not hesitate to take your claim to court.

Personal Injury Litigation

Serious personal injury can be a result of an automobile accident, a slip and fall accident, a construction site accident, or numerous other situations.  The knowledgeable Personal Injury Team at Petro Cohen will be on your side every step of the way – dealing with insurance companies and helping those who have been seriously injured recover fair compensation and appropriate medical care.

If you have been seriously injured in an accident, first and foremost, you need to seek medical care from doctors who understand traumatic injuries and who know how to properly document the cause and extent of your physical and psychological trauma. Whether you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, a fall on someone else’s property, bitten by a dog, or involved in another type of accident, your well-being is always a priority.

Second, there are some critical mistakes you need to avoid, from giving recorded statements to settling too soon. Far too many accident victims unknowingly make costly mistakes that jeopardize their financial recoveries – and their health as a result. By working with one of the experienced personal injury attorneys at Petro Cohen, we can help you make informed decisions based on sound legal advice with your long-term best interests in mind.

Finally, in order to obtain a fair settlement, you need to accurately calculate your losses. This includes economic and non-economic losses, and it includes losses that you have suffered to date and that you may suffer for the rest of your life. Many accident victims suffer substantial harm, and the only way to know how much you stand to lose is to discuss your case with an experienced attorney.

Legal Services in Cape May County You Can Trust

Workplace injuries, serious personal injury, and disability cases can be life-changing, putting a huge amount of stress on you and your family.  If you’re facing one of these painful situations, it is important to choose the right injury attorney to help you and your family. As our client, you will receive excellent legal services and the highest level of personal service.

We are one of the state’s most respected workers’ compensation and personal injury law firms. Our Cape May personal injury law firm has a well-earned reputation for excellence.

  • Petro Cohen has the highest rating (AV) from Martindale-Hubbell, the leading referral service (the AV rating is only for lawyers considered the top in their field).
  • Every year since 1995, Frank Petro has been named in Best Lawyers in America® for Workers’ Compensation.
  • We have been named among Best Law Firms in America® in New Jersey for Workers’ Compensation since 2010.
  • We have been named to the NJ Super Lawyers® list with attorneys featured in Workers’ Compensation (every year since 2005) and Personal Injury (12 years) practice areas.

We serve clients in all areas of Cape May County, including those living in the following areas.

  • Avalon
  • Bridgeton
  • Cape May
  • Cape May Point
  • Dennis Township
  • Erma
  • Lower Township
  • Middle Township
  • Millville
  • North Wildwood
  • Ocean City
  • Rio Grande
  • Sea Isle City
  • South Dennis Township
  • Stone Harbor
  • Strathmere
  • Upper Township
  • Villas
  • Vineland
  • West Cape May
  • West Wildwood
  • Whitesboro
  • Wildwood
  • Wildwood Crest
  • Woodbine

Select Excellence – Choose Petro Cohen Cape May Personal Injury Law Firm

When you, a friend, or a family member need legal help because of a workers’ compensation injury, a serious personal injury, or a disability requiring you to pursue Social Security, you need a personal injury law firm on your side to make sure you get the compensation you deserve.  Select Excellence. In Litigation, You Don’t Get a Second Chance. Call Petro Cohen today at (888) 675-7607 for a free consultation or fill out our online contact form so we can discuss your situation and get started in helping you.

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PC serves communities throughout Southern New Jersey, including the following counties

Why Work With PC?

  • Highest firm rating (AV) from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Recognized by "Best Lawyers in America®" every year since 1995
  • Named in every "NJ Super Lawyers®" survey for Workers' Compensation since 2005 and 12 times for Personal Injury