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Traumatic Brain Injuries in the Workplace

By Celeste Law Firm |

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is caused by a sudden jarring of the brain. This happens from a blow, jolt, or penetrating object, such as a nail or other piece of metal. The brain is an incredibly delicate organ, and, of course, maintaining its health is extremely important. While most TBI victims recover within… Read More »

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Is Your Employer Meeting OSHA’s Standards?

By Celeste Law Firm |

All employers must adhere to state and federal laws when it comes to workplace safety and sanitation. Employees who are injured on the job or come down with a workplace illness deserve to be financially and medically compensated through Florida’s no-fault workers’ compensation system. Only when an employer expresses egregious negligence or malicious intent… Read More »

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Workers Suffering From HAVS, White Finger, Dead Finger Syndrome

By Celeste Law Firm |

It goes by many names, but Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) is a debilitating condition from which tens of thousands of workers suffer each year. HAVS, also called white finger syndrome or dead finger syndrome, is caused by repetitive use of vibrating tools or machinery. Indeed, workers who suffer from HAVS most commonly are construction… Read More »

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Dangerous Consumer Items: Nursery Products

By Celeste Law Firm |

With all the potential hazards to babies and young children in everyday life, such as vehicle traffic, falling from a height, or eating a toxic substance or allergen, the last place an ordinary parent would expect to find a threat is in their own home. Even more surprising is that the threat could potentially… Read More »

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Hit and Run Bicycle Accident

By Celeste Law Firm |

The Florida Highway Patrol reported 99,004 hit and runs in 2016. In fact, 25 percent, or one in four crashes are hit and run events, according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. And, only 15,851 of those nearly 100,000 hit and runs resulted in charges being filed. That is because,… Read More »

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Has My Employer Committed Workers’ Compensation Fraud?

By Celeste Law Firm |

In the media, it is most common for employees to take the rap for the rising cost of workers’ compensation premiums. Nothing could be further from the truth. The Florida’s workers’ compensation rate-making system is flawed in that there is little to no competition allowed among insurance carriers. The National Council on Compensation Insurance,… Read More »

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The Future of Personal Injury Protection in Florida

By Celeste Law Firm |

Florida lawmakers are discussing repealing personal injury protection insurance, which is one of the mandatory policy requirements for Floridians to drive. Personal injury protection insurance may be repealed as a result of the supposed growing number of fraudulent claims, according to the Sun Sentinel. If repealed, the average motorist could save $81 on their… Read More »

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Possible PTSD Coverage For First Responders

By Celeste Law Firm |

Police officers, corrections officers, and firefighters have some of the most dangerous occupations in Florida and across the U.S. Fla. Chapter 112 offers first responders and law enforcement agents additional workers’ compensation benefits through the heart and lung statute in which these particular workers are relieved of proving that certain illnesses occurred in the… Read More »

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Florida Workers’ Compensation Reform an Ongoing Threat to Workers

By Celeste Law Firm |

Over the last 30 years, the Florida Legislature has reduced benefits payable to an injured worker. Rising costs of medical care result in higher costs for workers’ compensation insurers and higher premiums for employers. Workers’ compensation “reform” usually results in cutting benefits to injured workers while keeping insurers profitable. Workers’ Compensation Research Institute Rings… Read More »

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Injured by a Drunk Driver

By Celeste Law Firm |

Drunk drivers may only cause a small portion of total auto collisions, but they are responsible for roughly one third of all traffic fatalities. Recently, a 29-year-old drunk driver killed a 19-year-old Coral Springs resident while traveling over 100 miles per hour. Four of the teen’s friends, who were passengers, were injured. The drunk… Read More »

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