If you live in Monmouth County, New Jersey and need legal representation due to a serious injury or disability, the law firm of Petro Cohen can help. Our firm excels at representing people just like you who are injured at work, who have been seriously injured in an accident, or who are disabled.
If any of the following scenarios apply to you, you’ll need a skilled Monmouth County personal injury lawyer you can trust.
- The negligence of another caused an injury.
- You suffered an injury at work or developed a medical condition while performing your job.
- A disabling medical or psychiatric condition prevents you from getting a job
Let Our Accident Lawyers Help You with Your Case
Petro Cohen can represent you or your family member in a workers’ compensation claim, a personal injury lawsuit, or a claim for Social Security disability benefits. Petro Cohen has focused its practice on these three areas of law so we can be the authorities in these particular practice areas. Our team of eight lawyers has more than 200 years of combined experience.
One of the best ways to determine whether a law firm can assist you is by hearing what other clients have to say about their experience with the firm. We feel our clients tell our story best and encourage you to take the time to read the many testimonials our clients have graciously provided.
When it comes to legal representation, Select Excellence. In Litigation, You Don’t Get a Second Chance.
When you are injured are work, the first and most important thing that you must do is advise your employer of the accident as quickly as possible, even if you are unsure whether the injury is serious. By law, you are required to report your workplace injury within 90 days of the occurrence.
Why You Should Not Represent Yourself in a Worker’s Comp Case in New Jersey
At first, glance, filing a workers’ compensation claim seems relatively easy. We often are asked if it is truly necessary to hire legal representation for a workers’ comp claim. After all, certainly, your employer and their workers’ compensation insurance company will provide you with the medical treatment and monetary compensation that you rightfully deserve. Unfortunately, that is not always the case.
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.
There are three types of benefits to which you are entitled as an injured worker.
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.
To ensure you receive all of the benefits you truly deserve, it is best to have a skilled and experienced workers’ compensation attorney by your side.
By law, attorneys cannot charge you a retainer fee. That means you will not give us any money to even start your case. Legal fees are only payable once a claim is complete and a Judge of Compensation orders the workers’ compensation insurance carrier to pay us the fee.
Petro Cohen has been consistently recognized as one of New Jersey’s leading firms in the area of workers’ compensation. The firm received the highest rating by Martindale-Hubbell – the world’s foremost authority on law firm credentials – in Professional Excellence and Ethical Standards and Legal Ability.
In addition to the firm’s stellar reputation, the department head for the workers’ comp team, Frank Petro, is respected locally, regionally, and nationally as a leading attorney in this specialized field. He has been recognized as an outstanding attorney, named on the NJ Best Lawyers® list every year since 1995 and the NJ Super Lawyers® list every year since 2005. Frank Petro has achieved a rating of “Superb” (the highest achievable rating) on the leading lawyer-review website, Avvo®, and has been certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Workers’ Compensation Law Attorney, since the inception of the New Jersey certification program in 1998.
Along with Suzanne Holz Meola, Terri Hiles, Daniel Rosenthal, and Sam Scimeca, the workers’ comp team has more than 100 years of combined experience, having successfully handled thousands of litigated workers’ compensation cases throughout New Jersey. This experience and winning track record means that you will have a New Jersey workers’ compensation law firm that will work hard for you.
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 won’t have to and, instead, 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.
Here are a few of the other areas of personal injury in which our attorneys have experience.
- Bus Accidents
- Claims against Public Entities
- Construction Litigation
- Dog Bites
- Maritime Personal Injury/Boating Accidents
- Pedestrian Injuries
- Premises Liability
- Product Liability Claims
- Traumatic Brain
The firm’s personal injury attorneys, Susan Petro, Rich Gaeckle, and Mike Veneziani, have decades of combined legal experience and will work hard to ensure you are fairly compensated. They have successfully handled thousands of personal injury cases for clients throughout Southern New Jersey.
You may qualify for benefits if you are seriously and permanently disabled due to a medical or psychiatric condition, whether it is 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 the denial, or appeal a denial and ask for a hearing before the Social Security administrative law judge.
In litigation, you don’t get a second chance.
If you’re facing one of these painful, possibly life-changing events, a critical decision you need to make is choosing an SSD 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, Social Security disability, and personal injury 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).
- The firm has been named in Best Lawyers in America® for Workers’ Compensation every year since 1995.
- 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 help those living in Monmouth County, including those living in the following areas.
- Aberdeen Township
- Asbury Park
- Atlantic Highlands
- Bradley Beach
- Brielle (1)
- Colts Neck Township
- Fair Haven
- Freehold Borough
- Freehold Township
- Hazlet Township
- Holmdel Township
- Howell Township
- Lake Como
- Little Silver
- Loch Arbour
- Long Branch
- Manalapan Township
- Marlboro Township
- Middletown Township
- Millstone Township
- Monmouth Beach
- Monmouth County
- Neptune City
- Neptune Township
- Ocean Township
- Red Bank
- Sea Bright
- Sea Girt
- Shrewsbury Borough
- Shrewsbury Township
- Spring Lake
- Spring Lake Heights
- Tinton Falls
- Union Beach
- Upper Freehold Township
- Wall Township
- West Long Branch
Let Our Hard Working Attorneys Work Hard for You
When you, a friend, or someone you know need legal help because of 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.
With offices in Northfield/Atlantic City, Cherry Hill, Cape May Court House, and the Hamilton Township/Trenton area, Petro Cohen serves communities throughout Southern New Jersey, including Monmouth County. All of our offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM until 5:30 PM and offer evening and weekend hours by appointment.
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.