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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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Types of Homeowners’ Insurance

By Celeste Law Firm |

According to ValuePenguin, Florida has the highest rate of homeowners’ insurance claims in the country. This is because Florida is prone to natural disasters such as hurricanes and a “rainy” season. Before you ever need to submit a claim to insurance for your home and possessions, it is wise to consider what insurance you… Read More »

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Asbestos and Mesothelioma

By Celeste Law Firm |

Asbestos exposure can lead to a deadly form of cancer called mesothelioma, and because asbestos is still used in many products and building materials, it is a constant source of threat in the workplace and at home. If you have suffered from asbestos poisoning, or mesothelioma, you should talk to a West Palm Beach… Read More »

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Vandalism Claims

By Celeste Law Firm |

If you are the unfortunate victim of home vandalism, the last thing you need right now is to be denied coverage by your homeowners’ insurance. However, vandalism claims are often denied. Insurance companies routinely offer low settlements for vandalism, arguing that the damage you have suffered is much less than what you claim. If… 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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