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Category Archives: Workers Compensation

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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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OSHA Investigations Following Workplace Fatalities

By Celeste Law Firm |

An employee of a plumbing company was working to repair a broken storm sewer, which had caused a minor sinkhole north of Boynton Park, when he was killed by an explosion, as reported by The Palm Beach Post. Water from a nearby lake was seeping into an eight by three foot sinkhole surrounding the… Read More »

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Should an Injured Undocumented Worker Risk Filing a Claim?

By Celeste Law Firm |

An undocumented worker severed his fingers down to the bone when he was cutting concrete blocks. When the injured worker reported the injury to his supervisor as is required under Florida Workers’ Compensation law, he was fired. And, to add insult to injury, his boss reported him to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement… Read More »

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Working and Receiving SSD Benefits

By Celeste Law Firm |

Millions of Americans suffer from a disability. In fact, 40 million Americans have some sort of disability, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This is not to say that all of these people are disabled from working. In fact, many disabled people, even those who are receiving Social Security Disability… Read More »

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Aid and Attendant Care

By Celeste Law Firm |

After a serious injury, it is not uncommon for an injured worker to rely on a home aid and attendant-care person to help him/her with activities of daily living (ADL’s). However, procuring these benefits can be difficult. If you were seriously injured on the job or became sick as a result of the work… Read More »

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Employee Misconduct and TPD

By Celeste Law Firm |

If you get injured on the job, or if you suffer a workplace illness that was caused by your occupation, your employer must pay you lost wages (temporary partial disability – TPD) when your condition renders you unable to earn at least 80% of your normal weekly wages. However, these benefits can be denied… Read More »

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Family and Medical Leave Act – Refusing to Accept Light Duty Offer

By Celeste Law Firm |

In Florida, an injured worker may eventually lose his/her job if he/she gets injured and is unable to return to full duty. An employer does not have to keep a position open indefinitely. An injured worker may take a leave of absence from work and is protected for that time under the Family and… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation Retaliation and Defenses

By Celeste Law Firm |

Have you been intimidated, coerced, or terminated because you reported a workers’ compensation accident? Your rights have likely been violated, and your employer has possibly broken the law by doing so. As such, you may file a civil claim in Circuit Court, not workers’ compensation Court, for damages including pain and suffering. We strongly… Read More »

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Medical Non-Compliance in a Workers’ Compensation Case

By Celeste Law Firm |

When you treat with an authorized doctor following a workplace accident, you must comply with the physician’s recommendations for treatment, if reasonable and medically necessary. If you refuse such treatment, the workers’ compensation carrier may cutoff your benefits for “medical non-compliance.” Contact a West Palm Beach workers’ compensation attorney before you begin missing appointments,… Read More »

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Supermarket Injuries

By Celeste Law Firm |

A Deerfield Beach grocery store employee was injured recently when her leg became trapped under a pallet moving device, called a low lift walkie, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Motorized lifting devices come in all shapes and forms, and are one of the leading causes of grocery store, outlet store,… Read More »

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