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Monthly Archives: April 2020

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Getting Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Exposure to Toxic Chemicals

By Celeste Law Firm |

We tend to think of on-the-job injuries as sudden, unexpected events, such as falls, car accidents, or having heavy objects fall on workers. But many injuries sustained on the job occur slowly overtime, sometimes, without the worker even knowing an injury is occurring. Such is the case with damage due to exposure to toxic… Read More »

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Intruding Squirrel Causes Property Damage

By Celeste Law Firm |

A while back we wrote about a family whose home was trashed by a rampant alligator, and about how their homeowners’ insurance policy refused to pay for that damage. It appears that someone else’s home has been destroyed by a wild animal, although this one was not nearly as menacing: A squirrel. Squirrel Causes… Read More »

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Make Sure You Have Homeowners’ Insurance Coverage for Sewage Damage

By Celeste Law Firm |

Raw sewage: It isn’t a pleasant topic to think about or discuss. It’s particularly disgusting when speaking about it in places it’s not supposed to be, like on the floors or carpets of your home. But before you think this is a highly unlikely occurrence, a recent incident in Ft. Lauderdale may change your… Read More »

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What to Do After a Hit and Run Accident

By Celeste Law Firm |

Anytime a car hits a pedestrian it can be devastating. The human body simply was not meant to withstand the forces of a multi ton vehicle, and unlike another car, the human body is not encased in steel. A car on pedestrian accident is made even worse when the driver does not remain at… Read More »

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Payment of Lost Wage: A Bedrock Principle of Workers’ Compensation Law

By Celeste Law Firm |

In Florida, the “grand bargain,” legislated in 1938, was that the employers promised to provide expeditious medical care and lost wages to an injured worker in exchange for the injured worker forgoing his/her right to sue the employer in Circuit Court. Unfortunately for injured workers, this “promise” has long-been forgotten and ignored, similarly to… Read More »

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Don’t Let Yourself be Misclassified as an Independent Contractor

By Celeste Law Firm |

With certain very limited exceptions, almost all businesses are supposed to provide workers’ compensation benefits for their employees; however, many employers try to avoid paying workers’ compensation premiums by fraudulently classifying their employees as independent contractors, who, by statute, are not covered. Employers Try to Dodge the Workers’ Compensation Statute Pity the worker injured… Read More »

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