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West Palm Beach Dog Bites

By Celeste Law Firm |

While most dog bites do not even break the skin, a small percentage cause severe or even irreparable physical and psychological damage. In fact, Florida has the second highest number of dog attacks in the nation. If you or a loved one was injured by a dog, you may be able to collect compensation… Read More »

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Future of the National Flood Insurance Program

By Celeste Law Firm |

As private insurance companies have realized that providing flood damage insurance is unprofitable, the federal National Flood Insurance Plan (NFIP) is virtually the only insurer left standing against flood damage. That may all change in the coming years, or even sooner, now that the program is set to expire September 2017, according to the… Read More »

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Have You Been Injured by an Uber Driver?

By Celeste Law Firm |

Uber, the popular online application that allows for people to hire drivers within their area, has taken off in recent years, to the chagrin of taxi and limo companies. Uber is less expensive and, according to its user base, more convenient. But unlike taxi and limo services, Uber drivers do not have to go… Read More »

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Florida Workplace Fatalities Rise in Recent Years

By Celeste Law Firm |

Florida has the third-highest number of fatal workplace injuries in the country, despite it being only the fourth largest state in terms of population, according to the Tampa Patch. And, things are going in the wrong direction; the current trend could move Florida into the second or most lethal state for employers in the… Read More »

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Personal Injury in Schools

By Celeste Law Firm |

The victims of serious physical injuries are not always adults involved in traffic collisions. Children of all ages get hurt too and not just skinned knees from recess. Unfortunately, inexcusable injuries occur on school grounds all the time and responsibility for these injuries may fall onto the shoulders of the school. Negligent school districts… Read More »

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In the Mind of the Judge: Employee Plausibility and Demeanor

By Celeste Law Firm |

There are well over 200 fatal occupational injuries in Florida every year, and tens of thousands of injuries, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. With all those cases, and thousands ending up in the hands of judges, how are the final decisions made? The Power of a Judge in Workers’ Compensation Claims Workers’… Read More »

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Supplemental Security Income: Benefits for Disabled Children

By Celeste Law Firm |

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) under the Social Security Administration is a resource for low income senior citizens aged 65 or older, as well as the blind or disabled. Additionally, children under the age of 18 can qualify for SSI benefits if they have certain physical or mental disabilities and the income of their family… Read More »

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Workplace Accidents to Become Easier for Employers to Hide

By Celeste Law Firm |

Unfortunately for employees, their workplaces may become less safe in the near future due to a new law that was passed in early April. The law will weaken the requirements for employers to report employee injuries and illnesses. Specifically, the law will decrease the amount of time that employers within hazardous industries are required… Read More »

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Common Slip and Fall Injuries

By Celeste Law Firm |

The leading cause of unintentional injuries treated in emergency department visits throughout U.S. hospitals is falling. Every year, roughly 10 million Americans seek emergency medical care after falling, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But what do these injuries entail? Below are some of the most common types of severe… Read More »

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Do I Have to Comply With a Drug Test to Receive Benefits?

By Celeste Law Firm |

Workers’ compensation can be a tricky business. There are many aspects of the accident that must be proven by you and your attorney. You must show that the injury or illness happened at work or was a result of the work that you do, you must prove the extent and seriousness of the injury… Read More »

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