Salem County

Salem County, NJ Worker’s Comp Lawyers Serving Clients in all of New Jersey

When you live in Salem County, New Jersey, and have been seriously injured or disabled and unable to work, the attorneys at Petro Cohen can help. For years, we have successfully represented people just like you, 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.

We can help if any of the following scenarios apply.

  • You suffered an injury because of someone else.
  • You suffered an injury at work or developed a serious medical condition white working.
  • A medical or psychiatric problem that prevents you from getting a job.

Petro Cohen can represent you, a family member, a friend, or other loved one in a claim with the workers’ compensation system, a personal injury lawsuit, or a claim for Social Security disability benefits. The firm focuses on these three practice areas and has a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience, having successfully handled thousands of cases.  Our lawyers have more than 200 years of combined experience in these practice areas.

To see if our firm is the right fit for your needs, we invite you to contact us for a free consultation and encourage you to take the time to read what our other clients have said about their experience with Petro Cohen.

Workers’ Compensation

If you were hurt while on the job, your employer and its workers’ comp insurance company should do everything possible to help you recover from your injuries and get you back on your feet – physically and financially.

Unfortunately, employers and their insurance companies often times do not make things easy for injured employees. In many of these cases, the difficulties and obstacles created by insurance companies are unnecessary, inappropriate, and completely contradict the law and spirit of New Jersey’s no-fault workers’ compensation system.

We recommend that you have an experienced workers’ compensation attorney by your side to ensure you receive all the benefits to which you are entitled, including the following:

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

Workers’ comp 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.

Our attorneys will never ask for a retainer fee. That means that you pay nothing right from the start. 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.

To learn more about our team of workers’ compensation attorneys, click on the links below

Personal Injury Litigation

At Petro Cohen, we take personal injury personally.  Our team of personal injury attorneys have helped residents of Salem County and other areas throughout New Jersey who have been seriously injured recover fair compensation and appropriate medical care for those injuries.

Whether your injury resulted from a car, motorcycle, or bicycle accident, slip and fall accident, or a construction site accident, we can help.

Our trained attorneys and staff will 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. We have handled thousands of personal injury cases with successful outcomes for our clients and encourage you to read the many testimonials from satisfied Petro Cohen clientele.

As respected attorneys with decades of experience, we know how best to address the challenges and frustrations often encountered in litigated matters. Let us deal with the insurance companies so you won’t have to and can, instead, spend your time focusing on healing from your injuries.

Here are some of the areas of personal injury in which our attorneys have experience.

Learn more about the personal injury attorneys at Petro Cohen by clicking on the links below.

Social Security Disability

Suzanne Holz Meola heads the Social Security Disability Department at Petro Cohen and has more than 30 years of legal experience.

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 are able to apply for Social Security disability benefits at any time, as long as the medical evidence verifies that you will be unable to perform gainful work for 12 consecutive months or that your condition may result in death.

Our team at 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.

Select Excellence. 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 attorney to help you and your family. You deserve nothing less than excellent legal services and the highest level of personal service.

Select Excellence. In Litigation, You Don’t Get a Second Chance. Make sure the attorney you choose has the knowledge, experience, and credentials to ensure you will get all of the benefits and maximum compensation that you rightfully deserve.

  • The team at Petro Cohen is made up of dedicated professionals whose mission is providing you with the best possible outcome in your situation.
  • As our client, you can expect the highest level of personal service. We will take the time to listen to your specific case, understand what you are going through, consider your goals, and answer all of your questions.
  • Petro Cohen is 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 ever year in Best Lawyers in America® for Workers’ Compensation.
  • Petro Cohen 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 all residents of Salem County, NJ, including those living in the following areas.

  • Alloway Township
  • Carneys Point Township
  • Elmer
  • Elsinboro Township
  • Lower Alloways Creek Township
  • Mannington Township
  • Oldmans Township
  • Penns Grove
  • Pennsville Township
  • Pilesgrove Township
  • Pittsgrove Township
  • Quinton Township
  • Salem
  • Upper Pittsgrove Township
  • Woodstown

Contact Us To Speak with a Salem County Lawyer Today

If you live in Salem County, NJ and need legal assistance because of a serious personal injury, a 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.

Regardless of the type, size or scope of your case, it is always our objective to develop a strong professional relationship with you and to continue to be the firm of your choice should you be in need of our services in the future.

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, with an answering service for after hour calls. Our Web site is open 24/7 with Live Chat available and you may e-mail us at any time at

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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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