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South Jersey Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

We Recover Benefits for Injured Workers

Who We Are

First and foremost, we are a team of highly skilled attorneys driven to achieving the most successful outcome possible for our clients. We offer more than 140 years of combined resources and experience as workers’ compensation trial attorneys. We have represented all types of injured workers in serious workers’ compensation litigation cases throughout New Jersey. In other words, we know what it takes to secure a favorable outcome for our clients, and we have done it successfully since 2003.

At Pietras Saracino Smith & Meeks, LLP, we believe that only the most experienced and savvy attorneys should be making the decisions that shape the outcome of your case. That is why each case is handled by an attorney with a minimum of 10 years of trial experience in workers’ compensation. When your case is not best served by going to trial, we are highly skilled at negotiating favorable settlements that quickly, efficiently, and fairly bring matters to a close.

What We Do for You

We have vast experience working for clients on both sides of workers’ compensation law matters. That means we understand all aspects and possibilities, and building your case comes to us instinctually. Whether you have suffered an injury at work or a condition or illness related to your employment, and are facing devastating financial losses related to medical, temporary, and / or permanent disability benefits, we are on your side with the power and the knowledge you need.

Further, if you have suffered an injury at work and your claim has been denied, we can show you why that does not need to be the end of your story. We can help you build an appeal successfully so that you can receive the medical and financial benefits you have worked so hard for and to which you are entitled.

Why Hire Us

For more than 15 years, we have been dedicated to providing responsive, personal, dedicated service to each of our clients. We handle workers’ compensation claims exclusively. We love what we do, and our record of success shows that. We welcome the chance for you to discover firsthand why Pietras Saracino Smith & Meeks, LLP should be the firm you choose to fight for you. Please call 856-761-3773 to learn more or contact us online for a free consultation.

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Coronavirus COVID-19 UPDATE:
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Coronavirus COVID-19 UPDATE:

Please be advised that in accordance with Governor Murphy’s Executive Order 107, which imposed strict limitations on the operations of "brick-and-mortar" businesses and required telecommuting to the greatest extent possible, all N.J. workers’ compensation courts will continue to be closed to the public and to non-essential court personnel until April 13, 2020.

In response to overwhelming requests from the Workers’ Compensation Bar to hold non-emergent matters electronically or by teleconference, as of April 6, 2020, the following Workers’ Compensation Judges shall be designated by the N.J. Department of Labor and Workforce Development and the N.J. Division of Workers’ Compensation as essential personnel and shall report to their home vicinages for the purpose of hearing as many Workers’ Compensation matters as possible by telephonic conferencing, including all emergent matters and the following non-emergent matters, pre-trial conferences, general motions for medical and temporary benefits, and settlements by affidavit:

Hon. Audrey Kernan, S.J., Atlantic City WC Courthouse
Hon. Arthur Marchand, A.S.J., Bridgeton WC Courthouse
Hon. Ingrid French, A.S.J., Camden WC Courthouse
Hon. Lionel Simon III, A.S.J., Freehold WC Courthouse
Hon. Diana Ferriero, S.J., Hackensack WC Courthouse
Hon. Jill Fader, S.J., Jersey City WC Courthouse
Hon. Glenn Kaplan, S.J., Lebanon WC Courthouse
Hon. Michael Luther, S.J., Mt. Arlington WC Courthouse
Hon. George Geist, S.J., Mt. Holly WC Courthouse
Hon. Ashley Hutchinson, A.S.J., New Brunswick WC Courthouse
Hon. Philip Tornetta, A.S.J., Newark WC Courthouse
Hon. William Roca, S.J., Paterson WC Courthouse
Hon. Maria Del Valle Koch, S.J., Plainfield WC Courthouse
Hon. Eugene Mulvaney, S.J., Toms River WC Courthouse
Hon. David Puma, S.J., Trenton WC Courthouse

The Division’s plan is to limit physical interactions in our workers’ compensation courts to the greatest extent possible and shift to the use of telephone conferencing, and if possible video conferencing for judges, attorneys, and litigants. There will be no in-person Workers’ Compensation Court proceedings (except for extremely limited emergent matters and certain ongoing motions for medical and temporary benefits and trials in which case social distancing will be enforced). Court offices will remain closed for in-person submissions. Filings will continue to be accepted electronically through COURTS On-line.

The N.J. Division of Workers’ Compensation’s number one goal is to limit the exposure and spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus to court personnel, attorneys and their staff, litigants, witnesses, and members of the public at large.

Pietras Saracino Smith & Meeks, LLP also continues to closely monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and its impact on our local community and the world at large. In accordance with Governor Murphy’s Executive Order 107, our office is closed and the members of the firm continue to work remotely. As such, the members of the firm may have limited access to information during this time. We continue to appreciate your understanding. We encourage our current clients, new clients, and fellow members of the bar to contact us via e-mail as that remains the best form of communication. All attorneys and paralegals have access to e-mail and case information. We have designated essential personnel to report to our office for the purpose of handling emergent matters only and to complete essential administrative tasks. Pietras Saracino Smith & Meeks, LLP remains committed to complying with all health and governmental regulations. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with those most affected by this situation.