Tag Archives: West Palm Beach Workers Compensation Lawyer
Workers Suffering From HAVS, White Finger, Dead Finger Syndrome
It goes by many names, but Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) is a debilitating condition from which tens of thousands of workers suffer each year. HAVS, also called white finger syndrome or dead finger syndrome, is caused by repetitive use of vibrating tools or machinery. Indeed, workers who suffer from HAVS most commonly are construction… Read More »
Commonly Asked Workers’ Compensation Questions
Suffering a workplace injury can be one of the more difficult and confusing times of a person’s life. The attorneys of Celeste Law Firm are here to answer any questions you may have. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us for more information on how we can assist you in your case. When Do… Read More »
Workers’ Compensation and Co-Worker Immunity from Lawsuits
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 »
Failed Attempt to Return to Work
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 »
When is an Off-Duty Police Officer Within Course and Scope of Employment?
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 »
Can Undocumented Workers Receive Workers’ Compensation Benefits?
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 »