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Tag Archives: Florida Workers Comp Benefits

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Has My Employer Committed Workers’ Compensation Fraud?

By Celeste Law Firm |

In the media, it is most common for employees to take the rap for the rising cost of workers’ compensation premiums. Nothing could be further from the truth. The Florida’s workers’ compensation rate-making system is flawed in that there is little to no competition allowed among insurance carriers. The National Council on Compensation Insurance,… Read More »

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Possible PTSD Coverage For First Responders

By Celeste Law Firm |

Police officers, corrections officers, and firefighters have some of the most dangerous occupations in Florida and across the U.S. Fla. Chapter 112 offers first responders and law enforcement agents additional workers’ compensation benefits through the heart and lung statute in which these particular workers are relieved of proving that certain illnesses occurred in the… Read More »

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Florida Workers’ Compensation Reform an Ongoing Threat to Workers

By Celeste Law Firm |

Over the last 30 years, the Florida Legislature has reduced benefits payable to an injured worker. Rising costs of medical care result in higher costs for workers’ compensation insurers and higher premiums for employers. Workers’ compensation “reform” usually results in cutting benefits to injured workers while keeping insurers profitable. Workers’ Compensation Research Institute Rings… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation and Co-Worker Immunity from Lawsuits

By Celeste Law Firm |

If you were injured on the job  by a co-worker, unless it was an intentional act, you are precluded from suing your co-worker but may still file a workers’ compensation claim against the employer and its carrier. In Florida, it is very difficult to sue a co-worker for causing your injuries on the job…. Read More »

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