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Lessons from an SNL Cast Member’s On-the-Job Injury

By Celeste Law Firm |

Workers’ compensation and injuries on the job don’t often make headlines. They even less frequently make headlines in the entertainment news. A recent story about a former Saturday Night Live cast member should serve as a reminder that injuries on the job can happen to anyone–and that anyone can miss important time frames when… Read More »

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What Does Temporary Partial Disability Pay?

By Celeste Law Firm |

When it comes to workers’ compensation, we tend to think there are two general categories: Either you are injured and cannot work at all, or you are fully recovered and able to go back to unrestricted work on a full-time schedule for full pay. But that is not the reality for many people recovering… Read More »

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Employers Can’t Punish You for Making a Workers’ Compensation Claim

By Celeste Law Firm |

If you are injured on the job, you may have concerns about how to get treatment, where you will get treatment, when you’ll be able to get back to work, and will you get paid lost wages. You may also worry about your employer retaliating against you for making a workers’ compensation claim in… Read More »

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Study Looks at the Most Dangerous Jobs or Professions

By Celeste Law Firm |

The best way to avoid being embroiled in the frustrating work of Florida workers’ compensation benefits is to avoid getting injured in the first place. That’s in an ideal world, of course, because many professions simply are more dangerous or expose workers to a higher chance of injury than other jobs. Which professions have… Read More »

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Can You Go to the ER When You Have a Work Injury?

By Celeste Law Firm |

As you may imagine, injuries on the job often are acute and sudden, and require immediate medical attention. If you are injured with other employees or staff around, going to an emergency room is OK and advisable–after all, your supervisor is probably right there to document it and get you in touch with the… Read More »

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Remembering the Case That Preserved Workers’ Attorney’s Fees

By Celeste Law Firm |

Rarely would you think the legal areas of workers’ compensation and constitutional due process would have anything to do with one another. But they did in one case in the area of attorney’s fees. Although the Florida Supreme Court made one of the most important workers’ compensation decisions back in 2016, which had to… Read More »

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Watch What You Say When Getting Treatment from Your Workers’ Compensation Physician

By Celeste Law Firm |

Normally, when you go to visit a doctor for care and treatment, either on a cash-basis or through your own health insurance, you have certain rights of privacy. You may be surprised to learn that those protections do not apply if you are treating with a workers’ compensation doctor. Traditional Relationships Don’t Apply In… Read More »

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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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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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Getting Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Heart Attacks and Other Cardiac Events

By Celeste Law Firm |

As a general rule, workers’ compensation covers most on-the-job injuries. However, some medical conditions may not be covered claims. Why Cardiac Claims Are Difficult This is particularly true in the case of heart attacks or cardiac problems that occur while you are working. Even if you are in the heat for hours and the… Read More »

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