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Frank Petro

Frank Petro

Hard Working Attorneys for Hard Working People
  • Workers' Compensation
  • New Jersey
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Biography

Mr. Petro is a founding partner and heads the Workers’ Compensation Department of the firm. He has limited his practice to handling workers’ comp cases over the past 40+ years. Mr. Petro is certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Workers’ Compensation Law Attorney, which is the highest specialty certification available to workers’ compensation lawyers in New Jersey. He is one of only 18 lawyers in the state that have held this certification since its inception in 1998.

For twenty-seven consecutive years, Mr. Petro has been named on the Best Lawyers in America® list for workers’ compensation, a distinction held by only 14 lawyers throughout the country. He is one of only four workers’ compensation attorneys in New Jersey to be named on the list, and the only NJ attorney to be named for 27 consecutive years.

Mr. Petro also has been selected to the New Jersey Super Lawyer® list every year since 2005, an honor that no more than five percent of the State’s lawyers receive. Additionally, he has an “AV” rating from the world’s leading lawyer referral service, Martindale-Hubbell; a rating reserved for those lawyers considered preeminent in their field as voted by their peers.

Mr. Petro has been one of only three Presidents of the leading professional organization for workers’ compensation judges and lawyers in New Jersey, The Justice James H. Coleman, Jr. New Jersey Workers’ Compensation American Inn of Court, which has a membership of approximately 150 lawyers and judges throughout the State. He was also one of 38 National Trustees for the American Inns of Court Foundation, the nation’s leading professional organization promoting legal excellence, professionalism, ethics, and civility for United States judges and lawyers. In addition, he served from 2008 to 2012 as National Treasurer for the American Inns of Court Foundation.

Practice Area
    Workers' Compensation
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Education
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
J.D. (1976)
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American University
B.S. (1973)
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Honors: Cum Laude
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Awards
Best Lawyers in America - NJ Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers
For the twenty-seventh consecutive year, Frank A. Petro, Esq. of Petro Cohen, P.C. has been recognized on the prestigious Best Lawyers in America list for 2020. The announcement was formally made in the Best Lawyers in America publication, which is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.
Best Law Firm, Workers' Compensation Law, Tier 2, NJ
Best Lawyers
For the eleventh consecutive year, Petro Cohen, P.C. has been recognized regionally for Workers’ Compensation Law on the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" list for 2021.
Super Lawyers - NJ Workers' Compensation
Super Lawyers
Named as a NJ Super Lawyer every year since 2005
AV Preemination Rating
Martindale-Hubell
AV rated for 21 consecutive years. Martindale-Hubbell is the world’s leading referral service; the AV rating is the highest rating achievable and is reserved for less than 10% of lawyers who are considered preeminent in their fields.
Best Lawyers in America - NJ Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers
Super Lawyers - NJ Workers' Compensation
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AV Preeminant Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Best Law Firm, Workers' Compensation Law, Tier 2 NJ
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AV Preeminant Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Best Lawyers in America - NJ Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers
Best Law Firm, Workers' Compensation Law, Tier 2 NJ
Best Lawyers
Super Lawyers - NJ Workers' Compensation
Super Lawyers
AV Preeminant Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Best Lawyers in America - NJ Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers
Best Law Firm, Workers' Compensation Law, Tier 2 NJ
Best Lawyers
Super Lawyers - NJ Workers' Compensation
Super Lawyers
Best Law Firm, Workers' Compensation Law, Tier 2 NJ
Best Lawyers
Best Lawyers in America - NJ Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers
Super Lawyers - NJ Workers' Compensation
Super Lawyers
AV Preeminant Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Best Law Firm, Workers' Compensation Law, Tier 1 NJ
Best Lawyers
A/V Preeminent Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Best Lawyers in America - NJ Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers
Super Lawyers - NJ Workers' Compensation
Super Lawyers
A/V Preeminent Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Best Law Firm, Workers’ Compensation Law, Tier 1 NJ
Best Lawyers
Super Lawyers - NJ Workers' Compensation
Super Lawyers
Best Lawyers in America - NJ Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers
A/V Preeminent Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Best Law Firm, Workers’ Compensation Law, Tier 1 NJ
Best Lawyers
Super Lawyers - NJ Workers' Compensation
Super Lawyers
Best Lawyers in America - NJ Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers
A/V Preeminent Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Best Law Firm, Workers' Compensation Law, Tier 1 NJ
Best Lawyers
Super Lawyers - NJ Workers' Compensation
Super Lawyers
Best Lawyers in America - NJ Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers
A/V Preeminent Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Best Law Firm, Workers' Compensation Law, Tier 1 NJ
Best Lawyers
Super Lawyers - NJ Workers' Compensation
Super Lawyers
Best Lawyers in America - NJ Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers
A/V Preeminent Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Best Law Firm, Workers' Compensation Law, Tier 1 NJ
Best Lawyers
Super Lawyers - NJ Workers' Compensation
Super Lawyers
Best Lawyers in America - NJ Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers
A/V Preeminent Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Super Lawyers - NJ Workers' Compensation
Super Lawyers
Best Lawyers in America - NJ Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers
A/V Preeminent Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Super Lawyers - NJ Workers' Compensation
Super Lawyers
Best Lawyers in America - NJ Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers
A/V Preeminent Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Super Lawyers - NJ Workers' Compensation
Super Lawyers
Best Lawyers in America - NJ Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers
A/V Preeminent Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Super Lawyers - NJ Workers' Compensation
Super Lawyers
Best Lawyers in America - NJ Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers
A/V Preeminent Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Super Lawyers - NJ Workers' Compensation
Super Lawyers
Best Lawyers in America - NJ Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers
Super Lawyers - NJ Workers' Compensation
Super Lawyers
Best Lawyers in America - NJ Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers
Best Lawyers in America - NJ Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers
Best Lawyers in America - NJ Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers
Best Lawyers in America - NJ Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers
Best Lawyers in America - NJ Workers' Compensation
Best Lawyers
Best Lawyers in America - NJ Workers' Compensation
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Best Lawyers in America - NJ Workers' Compensation
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Best Lawyers in America - NJ Workers' Compensation
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Best Lawyers in America - NJ Workers' Compensation
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Best Lawyers in America - NJ Workers' Compensation
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Best Lawyers in America - NJ Workers' Compensation
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Professional Associations
American Inns of Court Foundation
National Trustee, National Treasurer (2008-2012)
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Activities: National Trustee for the American Inns of Court Foundation, the nation’s leading professional organization for judges and lawyers dedicated to legal excellence, professionalism, ethics and civility (2004 to date); National Treasurer for the American Inns of Court Foundation (2008 to 2012)
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The Justice James H. Coleman, Jr. New Jersey Workers’ Compensation American Inn of Court
Member, President (2002-2006)
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Activities: Past President of The Justice James H. Coleman, Jr. New Jersey Workers’ Compensation American Inn of Court, the leading New Jersey workers’ compensation professional organization for judges and lawyers who practice New Jersey workers’ compensation (2002-2006)
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New Jersey State Bar  # 026741976
Member
- Current
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New Jersey State Bar Association
Member, Executive Committee for the Workers’ Compensation Section
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Activities: Fifteen years service on the Executive Committee for the Workers’ Compensation Section of the New Jersey Bar Association, including representative of the Judicial Selection Committee for all attorney’s seeking to become workers’ compensation judges
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Filing a Third-Party Lawsuit in Addition to a Work Accident Claim
Petro Cohen Website
What Are Common Lifting Injuries That Lead to Workers' Compensation Claims?
Petro Cohen Website
Common Workplace Accidents in Workers’ Compensation Cases
Petro Cohen Website
What Are Common Causes of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)?
Petro Cohen Website
Occupational Disease and Workers' Compensation: What You Need To Know
Petro Cohen Website
How to Reopen a Workers’ Compensation Claim
Petro Cohen Website
What to Do If My Workers’ Compensation Claim Is Denied
Petro Cohen Website
What Are My Rights When I Return from Being Out on Workers’ Compensation?
Petro Cohen Website
Work-Related Hearing Loss Claims: What You Need To Know
Petro Cohen Website
6 Key Facts about Hiring a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
Petro Cohen Website
Are EMTs Eligible for Workers’ Compensation in New Jersey?
Petro Cohen Website
What are the Considerations for Filing for Workers’ Compensation in New Jersey?
Petro Cohen Website
Can You File for Workers’ Compensation If You Accidentally Hurt Yourself at Work?
Petro Cohen Website
Can I File a Worker’s Compensation Claim for a Concussion in New Jersey?
Petro Cohen Website
New Jersey Senate Passes Bill Expanding Workers’ Compensation Benefits for “Essential Employees” during the COVID-19 Crisis
Petro Cohen Website
NJ Senate Passes Bill Expanding Workers’ Comp Benefits for “Essential Employees” during the COVID-19 Crisis
Petro Cohen Website
How Does Workers’ Compensation Work?
Petro Cohen Website
What to Do When Your Employer Denies Your Workers’ Compensation Claim in Bad Faith
Petro Cohen Website
Do You Need a Lawyer to File for Workers’ Compensation in New Jersey?
Petro Cohen Website
WEAR and TEAR Injuries in the Medical Profession: When Can Nurses, Therapists, and Other Health Care Providers Seek Workers’ Compensation?
Petro Cohen Website
What Are the Types of Workers’ Compensation Insurance Benefits?
Petro Cohen Website
Can I Claim Compensation for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Petro Cohen Website
Settling on a Settlement: Section 20 vs. Section 22 Approval – What's the Difference?
Petro Cohen Website
Are You Entitled to Permanent Partial Disability?
Petro Cohen Website
How Do I Know If My Injury Is Due to WEAR and TEAR at Work?
Petro Cohen Website
How Does New Jersey’s Recent Supplemental Benefit Statute Impact Me?
Petro Cohen Website
What to Do If your Employer Won't Take Your Wear and Tear Injury Seriously
Petro Cohen Website
Three Ways to Reduce Slip and Fall Injuries
Petro Cohen Website
Surveillance by Workers’ Compensation Insurers
Petro Cohen Website
Rotator Cuff Wear and Tear Injuries
Petro Cohen Website
What Happens at an Informal Hearing Before the New Jersey Department of Labor?
Petro Cohen Website
Certifications
Certified by New Jersey Supreme Court as a Workers’ Compensation Law Attorney, since the inception of the New Jersey certification program (1998)
New Jersey Supreme Court
A/V rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the world’s leading referral service; The A/V rating is reserved for less than 10% of lawyers who are considered preeminent in their fields
Martindale-Hubbell
Websites & Blogs
Website
Petro Cohen
Blog
FAQs on Workers' Compensation
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New Jersey Statute of Limitations and Workers’ Compensation Claims
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Are You at Risk for a Workers’ Compensation WEAR and TEAR™ Injury?
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Workers’ Compensation Medical Care – What You Need to Know
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What Kinds of Benefits Do You Get with Workers’ Compensation?
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Permanency Benefits in New Jersey Workers’ Comp
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Tips for Avoiding On-the-Job Injuries
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Recap on Important Workers’ Compensation Posts
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When Should You Contact a Workers’ Compensation Attorney?
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Are You Suffering from a Repetitive Stress Injury?
Blog
Youth Workplace Injuries on the Rise
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Most Common Workers' Comp Claims
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Can Employees Sue Employers for Negligence?
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Four Common Myths About Workers’ Compensation
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What To Do When Your Employer Is Uncooperative with Workers' Comp Claim
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How to File a WEAR and TEAR™ Workers’ Compensation Claim
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Healthcare Workers Are Especially Susceptible to Workplace Injuries
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Do You Have a WEAR and TEAR™ Injury?
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What if My WEAR and TEAR™ Injury is Related to a Pre-Existing Condition?
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Why You Should Stop Ignoring Your WEAR and TEAR™ Injury Today
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How Medical Evidence Affects Your Workers’ Compensation Claim
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Employer Defenses Against Workers’ Comp Claims
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Most Common Dangers at Construction Sites
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How to Avoid Back Problems on the Job
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Employers are Paying More While Employees Get Less Workers’ Comp Benefits
Blog
The Danger of Chemical Exposure in the Workplace
Blog
Tyson Foods’ Fight Against Workers’ Compensation
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Can I Receive Workers’ Compensation for a Pre-Existing Condition?
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What Constitutes Unreasonable and/or Unnecessary Treatment for Workers’ Compensation Injuries?
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Wear and Tear Injuries in the Workplace: An Overview for Employees
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Can You Lose Your Retirement Benefits If You File a Workers’ Compensation Claim?
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When Does an Illness Qualify for Workers’ Compensation?
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Is Workers’ Compensation a No-Fault System?
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Could My Lower Back Pain Be a Repetitive Stress Injury?
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Common Wear and Tear Among Health Care Workers
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How is a Workers' Compensation Claim Different from a Personal Injury Claim?
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Are Mental Health Claims Covered Under Workers’ Compensation?
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Be Proactive: Identifying, Diagnosing & Preventing WEAR and TEAR Injuries in an Office Environment
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Know the Signs: Catching Wear and Tear Injuries Early
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When Repetitive Stress Leads to Disability: Resources for Workers with WEAR and TEAR Injuries
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Wear and Tear Recovery – How Long Does It Take?
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Are There Any Exceptions to the “Going and Coming Rule” in New Jersey?
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How Do You Prove When You Suffered a WEAR and TEAR Injury?
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How Do You Prove That a WEAR and TEAR Injury Is Work-Related?
Contact & Map
Petro Cohen, PC
2111 New Rd
#202
Northfield, NJ 08225
Toll-Free: (888) 675-7607
Telephone: (609) 677-1700
Cell: (609) 432-4666
Fax: (609) 677-1790
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