Decades Of Experience With Injury Cases
At Jacobs, Schwalbe & Petruzzelli, P.C., one of our strengths as a law firm is our ability to coordinate cases in-house when a single set of circumstances touches on a combination of legal issues such as:
- A workers’ compensation case and a third-party liability personal injury claim
- A car accident leading to serious injuries that in turn leaves an accident victim unable to work because of disabilities
- A personal injury and/or workers’ compensation claim that results in employment law problems such as an employer’s refusal to offer reasonable accommodations for temporary or permanent disabilities
We Can Help With A Range Of Injury Cases
Instead of dealing with different law firms for different aspects of their injury or disability cases, our clients have the opportunity to work seamlessly with members of our legal team to achieve the highest possible awards quickly and efficiently.
Workers’ Compensation Claims
Workers’ compensation claims: If you were injured on the job, you may initially receive direction from your employer’s human resources (HR) department. Your employer may direct you on how to apply for workers’ comp benefits and get the medical treatment you need.
Remember, however, that neither your employer nor your employer’s workers’ compensation insurer shares your interests. An attorney on your side can help ensure that you receive all benefits you are eligible for and overcome delays and denials.
Social Security Disability Claims
Social Security Disability: If your disability is expected to last a year or longer, you should apply for benefits right away. You do not have to wait a year to apply. We can represent you if your initial claim is denied, or if your reconsideration is denied.
Appeals must be filed within 60 days from your denial or you could lose your right to appeal. If your demand is over 60 days, you should speak with our attorneys to determine what you should do to get your benefits, which might include having our office file a new claim for you.
Personal Injury Issues
Personal injury: Injury claims on the basis of negligence of other parties can be challenging in New Jersey, especially because of “verbal threshold” laws. Talk with a lawyer as soon as possible to maximize your ability to recover compensation after a car accident, slip-and-fall or other personal injuries.
Employment Law Claims
Employment law: In addition to medical bills and pain and suffering, many of our clients face problems related to their jobs. Our lawyers can advise and direct you on how to deal with employment law problems.
We Offer Free Consultations
Call 856-429-5661 or use our contact form. Jacobs, Schwalbe & Petruzzelli, P.C., can help you meet the legal challenges related to personal injury, workers’ compensation claims, Social Security Disability rights or employment law issues.