Workers’ compensation claims are quite different than other types of cases, such as motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice claims, and wrongful death claims. Moreover, workers’ compensation laws vastly differ from state to state. Did you know that workers’ compensation benefits are paid very differently in Pennsylvania than in New Jersey? You may have seen the billboards and TV commercials of large Philadelphia law firms claiming to be experts in all areas of workers’ compensation law. The truth is that those firms rarely, if ever, appear in the New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Courts.
New Jersey Claims
At Pietras Saracino Smith & Meeks, LLP, we handle New Jersey workers’ compensation claims exclusively. Christopher J. Saracino has been certified as a workers’ compensation law attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court. He is one of only 120 attorneys state-wide to hold that designation and one of only 26 to hold that designation in Camden County.
Our attorneys appear in court daily and in every single District Office in the New Jersey Division of Workers’ Compensation. Our attorneys at Pietras Saracino Smith & Meeks, LLP have earned a reputation for being aggressive advocates for our clients. We take the time to thoroughly document all the ways in which your injury or loss has affected your life to make certain that you recover all the benefits that you deserve.
Workers’ compensation is all we do every single day. Our attorneys have a combined 140 years of workers’ compensation trial experience in New Jersey. Think about that for a moment before choosing an attorney to represent you.
If you have been injured at work, there are a few things to consider when choosing a workers’ compensation lawyer for your case.
What Should You Research on the Internet?
Use the internet to research attorneys and law firms. Review their websites and look at the types of cases that they have handled. Most importantly, look to see whether the firm handles workers’ compensation cases exclusively in New Jersey or has a general practice with a workers’ compensation department.
What Should You be Aware of?
Lawyer directories can be useful tools, however, many times the lawyers or law firms listed in those directories have paid a fee to be included. Do not be fooled by endorsements or ratings provided solely by a paid legal directory.
Ask for a Free Consultation
Any attorney handling a New Jersey workers’ compensation case should be willing to provide you with a free consultation to discuss your claim and answer any questions that you might have. A reputable and experienced New Jersey workers’ compensation attorney should also be able to explain exactly how he or she will be paid for handling your claim.
Look to Hire a Firm with a Certified New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Law Attorney
Finding the right attorney benefits you and the attorney you choose. That is why the Supreme Court of New Jersey has directed the Board on Attorney Certification to administer the attorney certification program in an effort to protect consumers from false advertising and to raise the level of competence of attorneys in this state. This program is designed to help you make an informed decision when seeking and selecting a lawyer.
The Board on Attorney Certification was established by the Supreme Court of New Jersey in 1980, its purpose is to help consumers find attorneys who have a recognized level of competence in particular fields of law. A certified attorney must have certain qualifications, including:
- Having sufficient levels of experience
- Having skills in a specific area of law or practice
- Successfully passing a rigorous examination
- Being recognized by their peers as having sufficient skills and reputation in the designated specialty
The Supreme Court, through recommendation by the Board, certifies attorneys in five areas:
- Civil trial law
- Criminal trial law
- Matrimonial law
- Municipal court law
- Workers’ compensation law
It is important to seek an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer immediately after an accident in order to obtain compensation quickly. Our legal team is here to assist you.
Cherry Hill Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at Pietras Saracino Smith & Meeks, LLP Will Help You with Your Workers’ Compensation Claim
Finding the right workers’ compensation lawyer can be a difficult task. Our team has the experience and dedication that you need for your case. Our Cherry Hill workers’ compensation lawyers at Pietras Saracino Smith & Meeks, LLP will fight for your rights and help you obtain the compensation you rightfully deserve. For a free consultation, contact us online or call us at 856-761-3773. Located in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, we serve clients throughout South Jersey, including Camden, Cinnaminson, Delran, Maple Shade, and Pennsauken.