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Monthly Archives: February 2017

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Workers’ Compensation and Co-Worker Immunity from Lawsuits

By Celeste Law Firm |

If you were injured on the job  by a co-worker, unless it was an intentional act, you are precluded from suing your co-worker but may still file a workers’ compensation claim against the employer and its carrier. In Florida, it is very difficult to sue a co-worker for causing your injuries on the job…. Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation and a Third-Party Lawsuit

By Celeste Law Firm |

It is a common belief that financial responsibility of all on-the-job accidents falls onto the shoulders of your employer, and/or, more accurately, its insurance carrier. While workers’ compensation takes the place of suing your employer in most cases for causing personal injuries, you may still sue a third party who may have been responsible… Read More »

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Election of Remedies for Workplace Accidents

By Celeste Law Firm |

When an employee is injured on the job or becomes ill from the work he or she performs, the vast majority of the time he or she will not have the option of pursuing a personal injury lawsuit against his or her employer. That is, assuming that he or she worked for an employer… Read More »

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Credibility of Treating Doctors Versus Social Security Administration Consultative Examinations

By Celeste Law Firm |

In order to receive Social Security Disability benefits (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you must show that your condition will last more than 12 months and that the disability keeps you from performing Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA). One of the measurements for SGA is monthly income. If you are regularly earning more than… Read More »

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Social Security and Sedentary Duty

By Celeste Law Firm |

When the Social Security Administration makes disability determinations, it uses a system that scales the work people do from sedentary to very heavy. The full scale is as follows: sedentary, light, medium, heavy, and very heavy. Sedentary work, as it happens, accounts for the majority of jobs in the U.S; indeed, 80 percent of… Read More »

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Failed Attempt to Return to Work

By Celeste Law Firm |

After a serious injury, before returning to work it is best to take the time you need to heal physically, as well as ensure that you recover emotionally and psychologically. All too often, injured workers rush back to the job before they are ready. The drive to do so is hard to resist: you… Read More »

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