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Strong Advocates for Injured Workers Across South Jersey

The experienced attorneys at Pietras Saracino Smith & Meeks, LLP have been achieving favorable outcomes for clients since 2003. We possess more than 140 years of combined experience in workers’ compensation law. When we assist you in filing a claim, your case will be handled by a trial attorney who is highly skilled in negotiating favorable settlements, as well as providing vigorous representation in court when needed. We provide personal attention to each worker we represent throughout the South Jersey communities.

Our New Jersey Attorneys Know Both Sides of Workers’ Compensation Law

If you were harmed in a workplace accident or are suffering from a devastating work-related illness, your life has been upended. You may face mounting financial losses, as well as a complete disruption of life. Your road to recovery can be smooth with skilled and knowledgeable legal representation. We have vast experience working for clients on both sides, which gives you a tremendous advantage as we build your case, with a full understanding of what the insurance companies may try to do to minimize your claim.

Workers’ Compensation is Our Primary Focus

Our law practice revolves solely around workers’ compensation. This sets us apart from other firms who may only handle workers’ compensation claims occasionally. The result is that we are well-positioned to make sure you receive all the medical and financial benefits to which you are entitled.

We are experienced in handling claims for all types of workers throughout South Jersey, including the areas of:

  • Camden
  • Cherry Hill
  • Delran
  • Maple Shade
  • Marlton
  • Pennsauken
  • Cinnaminson

We are qualified to file claims on behalf of people in many different occupations, including construction workers, office workers, truck drivers, forklift drivers, and more. We have also handled denied claims, and we know how to build a successful appeal to help you secure the benefits you worked hard to achieve.

We Help Clients Recover All Types of Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Our Cherry Hill workers’ compensation lawyers helped injured workers obtain many different types of benefits, including the following:

  • Medical: This may include treatments, medications, and hospitalization.
  • Temporary total disability: These benefits are temporary and apply if you are disabled and unable to work for more than seven days.
  • Permanent partial disability: These benefits apply if your injury is permanent but partial, such as the loss of an arm, hand, finger, leg, foot toe, eye, or ear.
  • Permanent total disability: An injury may be ruled total and permanent if it prevents you from obtaining any type of gainful employment.
  • Death benefits: Dependent family members of a fatal workplace accident victim may be eligible for benefits equal to a portion of the deceased worker’s weekly wage. Funeral expenses may also be awarded.

Workers may also be eligible for vocational rehabilitation assistance if they are unable to return to the type of work they performed before their workplace injury.

South Jersey Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at Pietras Saracino Smith & Meeks, LLP Advocate for Injured Workers

If you were involved in a workplace accident or suffer from a serious work-related illness, the South Jersey workers’ compensation lawyers at Pietras Saracino Smith & Meeks, LLP stand prepared to answer your questions. Contact us for a free consultation by calling 856-761-3773 or fill out our contact form. Located in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, we serve injured workers throughout South Jersey, including Camden, Cherry Hill, Cinnaminson, Delran, Maple Shade, and Pennsauken.

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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.