Enduring a Work Injury is Easier When We Are on Your Team

Have You Been Hurt at Work or Do You Suffer From a Condition Related to Your Job?

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It is nearly impossible to go a single day without seeing an overly-dramatic personal injury lawyer on TV or one of their large billboards on the side of the highway peddling “Justice”. The sad reality is that some lawyers are more focused on their own self-promotion than on your potentially life-altering decision in choosing a lawyer to represent you in your workers’ compensation claim. The lawyer you choose should represent your best interests, working to make the most of the benefits you are entitled to after the injury you have suffered.

Unfortunately, there are lawyers out there who proclaim to be “experts” in New Jersey Workers’ Compensation claims – but do not even appear in the New Jersey Division of Workers’ Compensation on a regular basis. Sometimes, the lawyer you think you are hiring might not even be licensed in New Jersey, but rather they refer your case to another law firm only to collect a referral fee.

Before you choose an attorney for your workers’ compensation claim, you need to ask yourself what you really need to protect yourself. Here are a few questions to consider:

  • Will the attorney you call represent you, rather than referring you to someone unfamiliar with your case?
  • How many years of experience does the attorney have specifically dealing in workers’ compensation cases?
  • Has the attorney ever handled claim denials?
  • Will the attorney demand a fee even if you fail to get the compensation you need?
  • Will the attorney provide personal attention and feedback?
  • Will your case be a priority?

At Pietras Saracino Smith & Meeks LLP, every one of our attorneys can answer a resounding YES to each of these questions. Our team has more than 140 years of combined experience helping workers receive the benefits to which they are entitled. We routinely appear before the New Jersey Division of Workers’ Compensation. We are thoroughly familiar with the challenges you face and understand how to obtain the financial recovery you need after a devastating work accident. We have extensive experience successfully appealing denied claims. Our firm has been recognized as a premier workers’ compensation law firm since 2003. Any case we take on is handled by an attorney with a minimum of ten years of experience in workers’ compensation law. We provide one-on-one, personal attention. And we will never take a fee if we do not get results.

Who We Represent

South Jersey Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at Pietras Saracino Smith & Meeks LLP Fight for Injured Workers’ Rights to Benefits

We are here for you. We have a thorough understanding of the Workers’ Compensation process and we will fight for the maximum compensation available for your injury. To arrange a free consultation with a seasoned South Jersey workers’ compensation lawyer, call Pietras Saracino Smith & Meeks LLP at 856-761-3773 or contact us online. From our Cherry Hill, New Jersey office, we represent injured workers throughout South Jersey, including the areas of Burlington County, Camden County, and Gloucester County.

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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.