Joe Borucki defends insurance carriers and third-party administrators in workers’ compensation matters.
Joe focuses primarily on personal injury litigation, from cases involving basic work injuries to matters of advanced occupational medical conditions. Joe also handles insurance coverage, environmental, criminal, real estate and municipal court matters.
His experience as a workers’ compensation lawyer began on the Petitioner’s side representing injured workers claims involving basic work injuries, to advanced occupational medical conditions that have become more widely accepted. Joe’s experience became exclusively Respondent oriented in 1998 when he joined house counsel workers’ compensation department for Zurich Insurance Company in New Jersey. As house counsel attorney, Joe worked closely with numerous insured employers, learning key components of their business to assist in defending their claims. This work also allowed close interaction with the insurance adjusters responsible for administering the claims.
Successfully defended employer in claim of an employee who allegedly sustained injury to his back, left ankle and knee as a result of a work injury in November 2014. The matter had potential liability of $100,000 for possible fusion surgery with additional possible exposure of another $50,000 to $75,000 on permanency. Case was settled for $20,000 due to causation and expert defenses.
Successfully defended a claim by house cleaner against home owner for a workplace fall. The housecleaner alleged sustaining work related injuries on April 2, 2012, during the course of her job duties when she fell and injured her shoulder, arm and back. Defended issue on compensability. The housecleaner had $10,000 in bills with a doctor recommendation for rotator cuff surgery and a value between $50,000 and $100,000 overall. With help of the insured, we were able to convince the Judge that her work did not meet the statutory threshold and we settled for trial costs of $3,500 full and final Section 20.
Defended an occupational claim where the petitioner alleged that while working as a dental hygienist she sustained carpal tunnel syndrome. The petitioner filed a Second Injury Fund looking for permanent disability. In our handling of the claim, we noted significant questions of causal relationship, an intervening MVA and other sundry issues. We resolved our portion of the claim for only $5,000 (Section 20).
Professional & Community Involvement
Past Member of the Justice James H. Coleman, Jr. New Jersey Workers’ Compensation American Inn of Court. Member of the New Jersey Bar Association
Evesham Township Representative of Lenape Regional High School District Board of Education, with past experience as President and Vice President of the Board of Education
Former elected representative of Evesham Township Board of Education
Former elected Republican Committeeman for Evesham Township District 2
Past member of the Evesham Township Zoning Board of Adjustment and Municipal Utilities Authority
Camden City Schools Foundation Board Member
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