Gloucester County

Experienced Gloucester County, NJ Workers Comp Lawyers Can Help You with Your Case

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 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.

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

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 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 200 years of combined experience and have the knowledge and skills to help you get all the benefits you rightfully deserve.

Workers’ Compensation

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.

Can I Represent Myself in a Worker’s Comp Case?

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 workers 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 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, visit their bio pages.

Personal Injury Litigation

At Petro Cohen, we take personal injury personally!  Our team of attorneys has 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.

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.  Together, our 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.

Social Security Disability

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 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 of experience in this area.  Suzanne would be happy to provide you with a free consultation to discuss your specific case.

When experience matters, count on Petro Cohen to handle your case in Gloucester County, NJ

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 have a team of 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, taking the necessary time to listen to our clients, understand what they’re going through, consider their goals, and answer their questions.
  • In the State of New Jersey, Petro Cohen is one of the most respected workers’ compensation, Social Security disability, and personal injury law firms. The attorneys at Petro Cohen have worked hard to maintain a 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 A. Petro has been named every year in Best Lawyers in America® for Workers’ Compensation.
  • The firm has been named among Best Law Firms in America® in New Jersey for Workers’ Compensation since 2010.
  • Three of the firm’s attorneys 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 Gloucester County, NJ, including those living in the following areas.

  • Clayton
  • Deptford Township
  • East Greenwich Township
  • Elk Township
  • Franklin Township
  • Glassboro
  • Greenwich Township
  • Harrison Township
  • Logan Township
  • Mantua Township
  • Monroe Township
  • National Park
  • Newfield
  • Paulsboro
  • Pitman
  • South Harrison Township
  • Swedesboro
  • Washington Township
  • Wenonah
  • West Deptford Township
  • Westville
  • Woodbury
  • Woodbury Heights
  • Woolwich Township

In Litigation, You Don’t Get a Second Chance.

For years, we have reminded our clients that In Litigation, You Don’t Get a Second Chance.  That’s why it is so important to Select Excellence when choosing 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.

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  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.

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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