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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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Occupational Welding Injuries

By Celeste Law Firm |

Welding is a trade that requires intense training and many years of mastery. Even then, it is a dangerous job to undertake because of the immense heat and pressure that is required to fasten two pieces of metal or thermoplastics together. According to Industrial Safety and Hygiene News, one out of every 250 construction… Read More »

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Tax Exemptions for First Responders

By Celeste Law Firm |

The work of a first responder is dangerous. In fact, first responders such as EMTs, firefighters, and police officers are all on the top 10 list of most dangerous occupations, according to Time. Dangers include traffic collisions, violence, working around toxic substances, smoke inhalation, burns, and severe psychological injury that can lead to depression,… Read More »

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Occupational Loss of Limb

By Celeste Law Firm |

Losing a limb or body part is incredibly traumatic regardless of how it happened. Losing a finger poses difficulties performing tasks that you were once used to doing mindlessly, such as tying a shoe or typing an email. Losing a foot or a leg presents even more lifestyle changes and adaptations that you and… Read More »

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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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