Archives for June 2013

Total Disability v. Temporary Disability

The NJ Workers’ Compensation Law provides for the following benefits: Medical Benefits, Temporary Disability Benefits, Permanent Partial Benefits, Permanent Total Benefits, and Death Benefits to name a few.

Temporary Total Disability Benefits are offered if an injured worker is disabled for more than seven days. The benefits are calculated at a rate of 70% the average weekly wage and cannot exceed 75% of the Statewide Average Weekly Wage (SAWW) or fall below the minimum rate of 20% of the SAWW. Benefits are terminated by when the worker is released to return to work in some capacity, or if the worker has reached maximum medical improvement (MMI). MMI is used when more treatment, if given, will no longer improve the medical condition of the injured worker.

Permanent Total Benefits, on the other hand, occurs when a work injury or illness prevents a worker from returning to any type of gainful employment. These weekly benefits are provided for 450 weeks, and continue past this time as long as the injured worker is able to show that he or she remains unable to earn wages. These benefits are paid weekly and are based on 70% of the average weekly wage, and cannot exceed 75% of the Statewide Average Weekly Wage (SAWW), or fall below the minimum rate of 20% of the SAWW. A combination of injuries that leave a worker unemployable, or when a worker has lost two main members of the body such as eyes, arms, hands, legs or feet, then that person is presumed eligible for Permanent Total Benefits. To find out more about benefits, see the New Jersey Department of Labor site for: Frequently Asked Questions about Benefits.

Learn about your rights with the help of attorneys at Taylor & Boguski in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. The claims process of filing for workers’ compensation can be challenging and the outcome can negatively affect the worker’s quality of life if there is less than favorable determination in the case. Thus, it is best to speak to a workers’ compensation lawyer who will charge no fees until the matter is resolved. At that time, the judge determines the proper legal fees to be paid to the attorney. Call 800-404-5299 or 856-234-2233 for a free consultation or contact us online.

School bus accident calls to mind the common causes of 18 wheeler accidents

In recent Newark, New Jersey transit accident related news, 10 students and 2 adults were injured after a school bus crash. According to the reports, none of the injuries were considered to be life threatening. However further details have not been disclosed. The site of the crash was at Grove and Grain streets and it occurred around 8:25 am but the cause of the accident is still under investigation. Additionally, no charges or summons have been issued. See article here.

There are about 500,000 truck accidents that happen each year. One of the major causes of an 18 wheeler accident is driver fatigue. Some lesser causes include poorly maintained equipment, which can lead to tire blowouts and sideswiping another motor-vehicle when changing into another lane. After suffering from a car accident, an insurance company may ask you to sign away your rights in exchange for money. It is in your best interest not to sign anything for the insurance company without speaking first to an experienced personal injury lawyer.

Truck accidents wrecks can be more complex than Car Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, or Bicycle Accidents. This is because multiple parties such as the truck driver, the truck owner, the transportation company, the shipping company and their separate insurance carriers can be involved in the accident. Many parties will deflect blame from to one another. It is important to seek legal counsel from someone you can trust. The lawyers at Taylor & Boguski have over 30 years of experience and they can help you with your questions and your claims. Contact us online, or us at call 856-234-2233, or toll free at 1-800-404-5299, for a confidential, free of cost consultation.

Tax Dollars at stake in NJ Divorce Loophole

Government officials have been taking into consideration the idea of “divorce from bed and board” which allows a limited divorce procedure for legally separated couples to remain technically married. It creates a loophole in which people who are no longer dependent on a public employee are allowed receive taxpayer-funded health benefits. Additionally, there is no way of tracking the data since it’s a legal procedure that has not been revised. A recently proposed bill would make it illegal to give publicly-funded healthcare benefits plans to a public employee’s spouse who partakes in this “divorce from bed and board.” Read more.

Contact an Experienced Matrimonial Attorney in New Jersey

If you or someone you know if experiencing marital problems which may lead to divorce or seeking legal advice about divorce in southern New Jersey, discuss your situation with an experienced family law attorney at Taylor and Boguski, located in Mount Laurel, NJ by calling 800-404-5299 or 856-234-2233, or contact us online.