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Monthly Archives: September 2018

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What is an Independent Medical Exam in the Workers’ Compensation Context?

By Celeste Law Firm |

An Independent Medical Examination (IME) is, in theory, supposed to be exactly as it sounds—a medical review by a health professional that is independent or neutral. The Claimant and/or the employer/carrier can elect one IME per case under Fla. Stat. 440.139(5). Exams May Have Bias At least, in theory, that’s how it is supposed… Read More »

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Case Determines When Someone Becomes a Survivor Under Wrongful Death Law

By Celeste Law Firm |

Florida’s wrongful death statute allows survivors to recover damages when a family member dies as a result of injuries sustained in an accident. A recent case addressed the issue of whether someone who was not married at the time of the accident, but who was at the time of death, can still bring a… Read More »

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What is the Waiting Time for Social Security Disability Hearings?

By Celeste Law Firm |

It is common knowledge that it can take some time to obtain Social Security benefits. But a recent article points out just how long the wait time can be, highlighting the difficulties that those who need benefits face. The Process of Making a Claim It’s important to understand the basic phases of a disability… Read More »

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Avoiding Workers’ Compensation Fraud

By Celeste Law Firm |

The law is clear: It is illegal to knowingly make a false or misleading statement in order to collect workers’ compensation benefits. That’s nothing new; in almost all areas of law, purposefully committing fraud or misrepresenting facts can prevent recovery, or worse, lead to criminal prosecution. But what is fraud in the workers’ compensation… Read More »

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Why Getting Treatment is Especially Important in Car Accident Cases

By Celeste Law Firm |

Treating with your doctors following a car accident is important towards achieving full recovery. It is also important to document you injuries for possible presentation in court. Showing a Threshold Injury In Florida, in order to recover monetary damages, you must establish a permanent injury. You may wonder, “don’t I need a permanent injury… Read More »

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Does it Pay to Shop For Better Homeowner’s Insurance Rates?

By Celeste Law Firm |

Many people take whatever homeowner’s policy is available to them, and don’t give much thought to cost. It’s not that they don’t care what they pay—surely they do—but many just don’t think that price shopping will do any good, because all homeowner’s insurance premium prices are about the same. But, in fact, the high… Read More »

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