Petro Cohen handles cases for residents of Cumberland County, New Jersey who have been seriously injured or disabled and are unable to work. With a commitment to excellence, our firm strives 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.
If any of the following situations apply, the injury attorneys at Petro Cohen law firm can assist you.
- You suffered an injury at work or developed a medical condition while performing your job.
- The negligence of another caused a serious injury.
- A disabling medical or psychiatric condition prevents your gainful employment.
We can represent you or your family member for a claim within the workers’ compensation system, a personal injury lawsuit, or a claim for Social Security disability benefits. Petro Cohen has narrowed its practice to these three areas of law, honing our skills in each area and gaining invaluable experience. In fact, our team of lawyers has more than 200 years of combined experience in these practices areas, with a highly successful track record and thousands of satisfied clients. To hear what some of our clients have to say about their experience with Petro Cohen, view their testimonials: Petro Cohen Client Testimonials.
In the State of New Jersey, the Department of Labor and Workforce Development requires all employers meeting certain criteria to maintain workers’ compensation insurance (or self-insure) to cover their employees in the event of a work-related accident. 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 starting the first day you begin working and employers (regardless of size) must have workers’ compensation coverage.
Lawyers are not permitted to charge you a retainer fee for a workers’ compensation case. 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.
What Are The Types of Worker’s Comp in New Jersey?
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.
If your injury or illness falls into one of these four categories, your disability benefits will be based upon the amount you were earning prior to your injury—typically, two-thirds of your regular wages. But you will not have to pay income tax on the benefits you collect.
Many people do not realize that they may be entitled to workers’ compensation if they have a repetitive stress injury. These types of injuries occur over time when the physical demands of your job take a toll on your body. We call these types of claims “WEAR and TEAR” and have handled many cases in this niche area.
It’s important to note that if you are injured at work, you need to report the incident to your employer within 90 days of the accident.
The workers’ compensation system can be complicated. We strongly recommend speaking with a qualified workers’ compensation lawyer to ensure you receive all of the benefits to which you are entitled.
What Kinds of Benefits Do You Get with Workers’ Compensation?
The medical benefits of workers’ compensation are intended to cover doctor visits, medication and surgeries related to identifying and treating your injury or illness. Should you need special therapy or equipment to deal with your injury, workers’ comp will also cover these costs as well.
Rehabilitation benefits initially cover medical and therapeutic care necessary for you to recover and cope with your injury or illness. Then, they cover the care and physical or occupational therapy necessary for you to regain skills and abilities you need to return to work. Although, if you are unable to return to your previous position, rehabilitation benefits may help you to qualify for different work through evaluation, retraining, and tuition compensation.
Disability benefits are meant to compensate you for wages while your injury or illness makes it impossible for you to work. There are four categories of disabilities:
- A temporary total disability prevents you from working, but only for a limited amount of time. Meaning that someday you may be able to return to your full duties just as you did before your injury or illness.
- A temporary partial disability prevents you from doing some of your regular work duties, but only for a limited amount of time. In other words, you can do some of your regular duties now, but in time you may be able to do all of them again.
- A permanent total disability is one that prevents you from ever returning to the same job as when you were injured or ill. This doesn’t mean that you will never work, just that you won’t be able to return to the same or a similar job.
- A permanent partial disability prevents you from ever doing some of the duties required in your regular work.
Learn more about the workers’ compensation attorneys at Petro Cohen.
Petro Cohen 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 can focus on getting better. Whether your injury resulted from a car, motorcycle, or bicycle accident, slip and fall accident, or a construction site accident, we can help.
The lawyers at our firm will handle your personal injury needs with the dedication, respect, and focus you should expect from your legal representation. Our trained injury lawyers and staff take the time to carefully listen to your individual story, working hard to obtain settlements for lost wages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering, and to help bring you closure.
Our team of personal injury lawyers have decades of experience in this practice area and have handled all types of cases with successful outcomes for thousands of clients. Here are just a few key areas where our attorneys can assist you.
- Auto Injuries
- Bicycle Accidents
- Bus Accidents
- Claims against Public Entities
- Construction Litigation
- Dog Bites
- Maritime Personal Injury/Boating Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Injuries
- Premises Liability
- Product Liability Claims
- Slip and Falls
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Wrongful Death Claims
Remember, when it comes to your case, we take personal injury personally. Our Cumberland County personal injury lawyers have been recognized locally and statewide for their legal excellence in this dynamic practice area.
Learn more about the personal injury attorneys at Petro Cohen.
You may qualify for 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 can 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. Petro Cohen can 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.
Learn more about the Social Security disability services attorney and department head at Petro Cohen.
Petro Cohen has the knowledge, credentials, and experience to handle your Cumberland County, NJ 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 are dedicated professionals whose mission is providing you with the best possible outcome in your situation.
- We provide our clients with the highest level of personal service. We take the time to listen to our clients, understand what they’re going through, consider their goals, and answer their questions.
- We are one of the state’s most respected workers’ compensation, personal injury, and Social Security disability law firms. The attorneys at Petro Cohen have 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).
- Since 1995, Frank Petro has been named every year 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. Petro Cohen was also named on the prestigious list for Personal Injury in 2017.
- 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 help those living in Cumberland County, NJ, including those living in the following areas.
- Commercial Township
- Deerfield Township
- Downe Township
- Fairfield Township
- Greenwich Township
- Hopewell Township
- Lawrence Township
- Maurice River Township
- Stow Creek Township
- Upper Deerfield Township
In Litigation,You Don’t Get a Second Chance.
Select Excellence when choosing a lawyer to represent you in either workers’ compensation, personal injury, or Social Security disability in Cumberland County, NJ. The qualifications and credentials of your lawyer can make all the difference between success and failure.
When you, a friend, or a family member need legal help because of serious personal injury, workers’ compensation injury, or a disability requiring you to pursue Social Security, don’t take chances. Choose the law firm you can trust, Petro Cohen.
We have offices in Northfield, Cape May Court House, Cherry Hill, and Hamilton, NJ. You can contact all four of our offices Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM until 5:30 PM. Our website is open 24/7 with Live Chat available and you may e-mail us at any time at firstname.lastname@example.org There is also an answering service on call at all times. If your situation makes it unable for you to come into the office, a Cumberland County attorney may be able to come to you.
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.