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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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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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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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Struck-By Injuries

By Celeste Law Firm |

Florida workers are being killed at an alarming rate on the Interstate-4 Ultimate Highway Project, and the private-public joint venture SGL Constructors have been fined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). According to Construction Dive, SGL has been fined over $12,000 for serious violations of exposing workers to struck-by incidents, which is… Read More »

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OSHA Investigations Following Workplace Fatalities

By Celeste Law Firm |

An employee of a plumbing company was working to repair a broken storm sewer, which had caused a minor sinkhole north of Boynton Park, when he was killed by an explosion, as reported by The Palm Beach Post. Water from a nearby lake was seeping into an eight by three foot sinkhole surrounding the… 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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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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Montanile v. Board of Trustees

By Celeste Law Firm |

Depending on your job description, you may be at risk of personal injury when you show up to work each morning. Those who do manual labor are, of course, more prone to injury than those who work in an office. However, no matter how you are injured or what your line of work may… Read More »

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