Celeste Law Firm is a full-service litigation law firm focusing on injury and disability cases in South Florida from Broward through Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, and Indian River Counties West to Okeechobee. With experience and expertise in workers’ compensation, social security, homeowners’ insurance, and personal injury matters, our firm is able to offer a full range of solutions to help the injured, disabled, and their families as well as homeowners receive the maximum amount of benefits and compensation due and available. Our attorneys are experienced in all of the following matters:
- Workers’ Compensation – Medical benefits and wage replacement for the duration of the claim.
- Work Comp Retaliation – When your employer fires you in retaliation for filing a workers’ compensation claim, we know the steps to take to recover the full range of legally-available money damages.
- Social Security – If you are unable to work due to injury, disease, or any other medical condition, our attorneys can help you obtain the compensation and medical benefits you deserve.
- Homeowners’ Insurance – We represent clients throughout West Palm Beach who have had their homeowners’ insurance claims wrongly denied, or have been offered less than they deserve.
- Personal Injury – For accidents caused by the negligence of another, we fight for a full and fair settlement of your claim, or take the case to court to secure fair compensation.
- Duty Disability and Pension – Our attorneys are well-versed in duty disability claims for union workers who are members of the Florida Retirement System or are self-insureds.
Caring attorneys providing the utmost in personal attention
Celeste Law Firm is a small, family-owned and family-oriented law firm devoted to the concept of providing personal service to our clients. You will find that our attorneys and staff devote personal care and attention to every case and take as much time as needed, in person and over the phone, to pursue your case to a successful conclusion. Our attorneys and staff are accessible throughout the course of your representation. We maintain constant communication through phone calls, emails, and in-office contact with our clients to keep you informed and updated on your case. Clients who call the office with questions are always provided with the courtesy of a quick response. Simply put, we are a family law firm who treat clients like family.
We don’t advertise on TV, radio, or billboards because we don’t have to. Our clients are referred by current and former clients who appreciate the level of service they receive, the personal relationship they have with their attorney, and the results we achieve together.
Workers’ Compensation, Homeowners’ Insurance, Personal Injury & More
At Celeste Law Firm, we focus on helping the injured, disabled, and homeowners in Florida recover all of the benefits and compensation due and available. Below is a brief overview of the firm’s main practice areas. Click on a topic link for more information in a particular area. For immediate assistance, call 561-478-2447, or contact our attorneys online to schedule a free consultation.
Workers’ Compensation – Workers who are injured on the job are entitled to Florida workers’ compensation benefits, which include wage replacement benefits as well as full coverage of their medical expenses. Employers and their insurance carriers may try to deny a claim by alleging the injury is not work-related, is exaggerated, comes from a preexisting condition, or that the worker failed to follow the proper procedures for submitting a claim. Michael Celeste is a Board-Certified specialist in Florida workers’ compensation law since 1998. Michael will walk you through the workers’ compensation process, answer your questions, and fight to see that you receive the benefits you deserve.
Work Comp Retaliation – Florida law protects workers from being fired in retaliation for filing a workers’ compensation claim or asking about workers’ compensation benefits. If you believe you were fired for exercising your legally-protected workers’ compensation rights, we will fight to hold your employer and its insurance carrier accountable for their wrongdoing, including recovering your lost wages and other related damages.
Social Security Disability – A portion of every dollar a worker earns is deposited into the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program to provide benefits for you if you can no longer work due to disability. If you are found disabled, you will receive past a future monetary benefits and become eligible for Medicare regardless of your age. This is not an easy process, in spite of what you may have heard. The Social Security Administration turns down more than two-thirds of all the applications it receives! Don’t try to navigate this difficult process alone. Our attorneys and paralegals will assist you through the appeals process and answer all of your questions. If your claim is denied, our firm will aggressively prosecute your claim through every level of administrative and judicial review to ensure that you get the benefits that you deserve.
Supplemental Security Income – Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is similar to SSDI in that it provides benefits if you can no longer work due to disability; however, these benefits are less generous than those found disabled under SSDI and you are only entitled to Medicaid, rather than Medicare. The procedural difference in entitlement to SSI verses SSDI is that there is no work requirement to receive SSI; you are entitled to SSI if you make less than the threshold amount and cannot work. Like SSDI, obtaining benefits under SSI is not an easy process. Don’t try to navigate this difficult process alone. Our attorneys and paralegals will assist you through the appeals process and answer all of your questions. If your claim is denied, our firm will aggressively prosecute your claim through every level of administrative and judicial review to ensure that you get the benefits that you deserve.
Personal Injury – When you are injured as a result of another’s negligence, the law allows you to recover compensation for your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and other legal damages. As the injured plaintiff, you must prove every aspect of your case in order to receive monetary compensation. This is no easy feat. You can bet your bottom dollar that the insurance company will fight you at every turn, claiming that you were not really seriously injured, or that your own negligence caused or contributed to the accident. Our experienced and tenacious legal team will fight to the insurance companies for a full and fair settlement and, if need be, take your case all the way to court to vindicate your rights. At Celeste Law Firm, we handle auto accidents, slip and fall accidents, defective product injuries, workplace accidents, and wrongful death.
Duty Disability and Pension – Celeste Law Firm helps union workers, municipal and state employees, and others who are permanently injured on the job secure in-line disability benefits from the Florida Retirement System. We can help you understand your options and walk you through the process of obtaining in-line-of-duty disability, regular disability, and Investment Plan or Pension Plan retirement benefits.
Experienced Legal Representation for Florida Workplace and Other Injury Claims
For help with an on-the-job injury, other personal injury, or disability benefits claim in Florida, contact our West Palm Beach personal injury & workers comp attorneys at 561-478-2447 for a free consultation.
Dedicated, Caring and Experienced Attorneys Ready to Work for You
At Celeste Law Firm, we offer a free initial consultation on all cases and work on a contingency fee basis. This means that we do not charge any legal fees unless and until we recover for you. Your call is 100% confidential and does not obligate you to use our services in any way. Call our attorneys at 561-478-2447 to find out more how we can help you.