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Category Archives: Workers Compensation

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Occupational Traffic Collisions

By Celeste Law Firm |

Not all traffic collisions happen on the way to work. Some happen at work. The later was the case for a 25-year-old employee of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement, according to WCTV Eyewitness News. The worker was tragically killed when his vehicle veered off the road… Read More »

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Violence in the Workplace

By Celeste Law Firm |

The news, including CNN, has been covering, in detail, the events of the recent Orlando office shooting massacre, in which a retired Army veteran murdered five of his fellow employees, then killed himself. How do these tragic events continue to occur? “This is a gun problem,” and “No, this is a mental health problem,”… Read More »

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Deadly Construction Falls

By Celeste Law Firm |

Amidst the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) initiative “National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction,” one Jacksonville worker was killed and another critically injured in a workplace construction fall, as reported by Jacksonville.com. The two men were standing on top of a wooden crate, which was itself set on top of a… 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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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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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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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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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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