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Getting Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Heart Attacks and Other Cardiac Events

By Celeste Law Firm |

As a general rule, workers’ compensation covers most on-the-job injuries. However, some medical conditions may not be covered claims. Why Cardiac Claims Are Difficult This is particularly true in the case of heart attacks or cardiac problems that occur while you are working. Even if you are in the heat for hours and the… Read More »

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How Are Vocational Experts Used in a Social Security Disability Hearing?

By Celeste Law Firm |

When you file a Social Security disability claim, you may wonder how exactly the government refutes your evidence. In almost every hearing, the government does not have Social Security lawyers there to argue on its behalf. So what evidence does the government present and how does it present it? The Vocational Expert In most… Read More »

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Pedestrians Blamed for Getting Hit Crossing the Street

By Celeste Law Firm |

In Orange County, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) investigated 47 pedestrian fatalities in 2017, as reported by Spectrum News 13. The majority of these fatal pedestrian collisions were, under Florida law, partially the fault of the pedestrian, says Lieutenant Kim Montes of the FHP, the reason being that most occurred outside of crosswalks. When… Read More »

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Recent Case Interprets Florida’s Dog Bite Liability Laws

By Celeste Law Firm |

Many people aren’t aware that Florida law makes you a virtual insurer of injuries caused by your dog. That means that you are strictly liable for any injuries that your dog causes. You may have sweet little Fido, who would never harm a flea, but the law makes people responsible for “damage” done by… Read More »

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Struck-By Injuries

By Celeste Law Firm |

Florida workers are being killed at an alarming rate on the Interstate-4 Ultimate Highway Project, and the private-public joint venture SGL Constructors have been fined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). According to Construction Dive, SGL has been fined over $12,000 for serious violations of exposing workers to struck-by incidents, which is… Read More »

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Landslide Exclusions to Coverage

By Celeste Law Firm |

When it comes to homeowners insurance, unfortunately there are many exclusions to coverage. One of these that can affect particularly wet, subtropical areas is the exclusion to landslides and mudslides. If your home has suffered damage due to a landslide, mudslide, or any shift in the earth, you need to get in contact with… Read More »

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Condominium vs. House Insurance

By Celeste Law Firm |

High Prevalence of Condos in South Florida Florida has the highest number of residents who live in Community Associations, which include homeowners’ associations, condominium communities, and cooperatives, according to the 2016 Community Association Fact Book. In fact, 9.7 million Floridians live in these types of communities. Condo sales have been up in South Florida,… Read More »

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Was Your Intentional Loss Not Covered?

By Celeste Law Firm |

Typically, an intentional act to cause damage is not covered under a homeowners’ insurance policy. As such, insurance companies sometimes do all that they can to prove that an accident was no accident, and that the homeowner or the other co-insured intentionally damaged the property. For example, arson is not covered under a homeowner’s… Read More »

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Chipped Tile Claim

By Celeste Law Firm |

Chipped tile is one of many types of property damage that can cause devalued property or additional home damage if not treated. For example, damaged tile in a bathroom can lead to mold and rot if not fixed and replaced by a professional contractor. Whether your tile floor was damaged due to normal wear… Read More »

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Insurance Claim Issues with Airbnb

By Celeste Law Firm |

Hosting travelers and vacationers in your home through Airbnb is a great way to make some extra money and meet new people. Maybe your primary goal is just to earn enough to afford the home makeover that was necessary to rent your place out, or Airbnb has become your primary source of revenue. However,… Read More »

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