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Monthly Archives: January 2017

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Offsets of Workers’ Compensation

By Celeste Law Firm |

If you have been injured and permanently disabled on the job, you undoubtedly have a lot of questions. If I am receiving workers’ compensation, will I still be eligible for Social Security Disability? Will my VA benefits be cut if I receive Permanent Total Disability or Social Security Disability benefits? An experienced attorney can… Read More »

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Apportionment and Permanent Total Disability

By Celeste Law Firm |

Permanent total disability is reserved only for workers who have suffered a catastrophic injuries or health complications that render them incapable of performing work in the future. Such conditions must meet the standards set in Florida statute 440.15, which states that the employee must be incapable of performing a full range of sedentary employment… Read More »

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Social Security Supplemental Income: Factors in Determining Monthly Benefits and Deductions

By Celeste Law Firm |

Social Security’s Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a available the blind, disabled, and population who cannot work or are underemployed but do not have the requisite quarters of employment that predates the date of onset of disability. Many of these individuals have no income at all, and SSI provides them the means for the… Read More »

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Can Heart Disease be Covered by Workers’ Compensation for Non-First Responders?

By Celeste Law Firm |

Florida’s Heart/Lung bill offers workers’ compensation benefits to first responders when they get tuberculosis, heart disease, and hypertension. It is assumed that their line of duty was the main contributing factor for their illness, and their employer must prove otherwise if they wish not to provide workers’ compensation benefits. However, can non-first responders file… Read More »

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Difficulty Proving Exposure to Toxic Substances in the Workplace

By Celeste Law Firm |

Many people have serious difficulties procuring workers’ compensation benefits even for injuries that obviously happened on the job. Such scenarios include the crushed hand of a factory employee who works with dangerous machinery, or the broken back caused by a worker who fell down a flight of stairs on the job. These types of… Read More »

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Florida Heart and Lung Bill 112.18

By Celeste Law Firm |

Florida statute 112.18, commonly referred to as Florida’s Heart and Lung bill, offers firefighters, law enforcement agents, and Florida correctional officers workers’ compensation benefits for health complications related to heart and lung issues. However, in order to qualify for these benefits, state employees must have passed a physical examination, upon being hired, clearing them… Read More »

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Florida Board Certified Workers’ Compensation Attorney Michael J Celeste Jr.

By Celeste Law Firm |

When an injury temporarily or permanently takes away your ability to provide for you family, anxiety, depression, and fear of the future take over. Because of the difficult situation you, as an injured worker, have been put in, it only makes sense to seek out the most experienced, qualified workers’ compensation attorney available. There… Read More »

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