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Should an Injured Undocumented Worker Risk Filing a Claim?

By Celeste Law Firm |

An undocumented worker severed his fingers down to the bone when he was cutting concrete blocks. When the injured worker reported the injury to his supervisor as is required under Florida Workers’ Compensation law, he was fired. And, to add insult to injury, his boss reported him to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement… Read More »

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Failed Attempt to Return to Work

By Celeste Law Firm |

After a serious injury, before returning to work it is best to take the time you need to heal physically, as well as ensure that you recover emotionally and psychologically. All too often, injured workers rush back to the job before they are ready. The drive to do so is hard to resist: you… Read More »

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Difficulty Proving Exposure to Toxic Substances in the Workplace

By Celeste Law Firm |

Many people have serious difficulties procuring workers’ compensation benefits even for injuries that obviously happened on the job. Such scenarios include the crushed hand of a factory employee who works with dangerous machinery, or the broken back caused by a worker who fell down a flight of stairs on the job. These types of… Read More »

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Florida Heart and Lung Bill 112.18

By Celeste Law Firm |

Florida statute 112.18, commonly referred to as Florida’s Heart and Lung bill, offers firefighters, law enforcement agents, and Florida correctional officers workers’ compensation benefits for health complications related to heart and lung issues. However, in order to qualify for these benefits, state employees must have passed a physical examination, upon being hired, clearing them… Read More »

When is an Off-Duty Police Officer Within Course and Scope of Employment?

By Celeste Law Firm |

Not everyone is expected to be able to perform their job at all waking hours and on a moment’s notice; not so with police officers. Off duty police officers are truly never off duty, so what happens if they get hurt responding to an incident when off duty? Will workers’ compensation cover an off… Read More »

Workers’ Compensation Fraud

By Celeste Law Firm |

When employees get hurt on the job, it does not matter if they were at fault or it was their employer’s negligence that caused the accident; workers’ compensation works as a no-fault system. However, that does not stop employers/carriers from denying benefits to their employees for a variety of reasons such as the employee… Read More »

Can Undocumented Workers Receive Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

By Celeste Law Firm |

In short, undocumented workers can receive workers’ compensation benefits in Florida. However, receiving these benefits can be a challenge, just as it can be a challenge for a natural born citizen. Employers can be extremely difficult to work with, and the insurance companies deny claims even when there is ample evidence proving that the… Read More »

Workers’ Compensation Retaliation and Defense

By Celeste Law Firm |

Accidents on the job can be common, especially in construction, factory work, and other types of manual labor. Workers’ compensation exists because of this, and works as a compromise between employees and employers. Employers provide no-fault workers’ compensation benefits so that their employees will not file lawsuits. However, employers and their insurance companies often… Read More »

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