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Workers’ Compensation and a Third-Party Lawsuit

By Celeste Law Firm |

It is a common belief that financial responsibility of all on-the-job accidents falls onto the shoulders of your employer, and/or, more accurately, its insurance carrier. While workers’ compensation takes the place of suing your employer in most cases for causing personal injuries, you may still sue a third party who may have been responsible… Read More »

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Election of Remedies for Workplace Accidents

By Celeste Law Firm |

When an employee is injured on the job or becomes ill from the work he or she performs, the vast majority of the time he or she will not have the option of pursuing a personal injury lawsuit against his or her employer. That is, assuming that he or she worked for an employer… Read More »

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Can Heart Disease be Covered by Workers’ Compensation for Non-First Responders?

By Celeste Law Firm |

Florida’s Heart/Lung bill offers workers’ compensation benefits to first responders when they get tuberculosis, heart disease, and hypertension. It is assumed that their line of duty was the main contributing factor for their illness, and their employer must prove otherwise if they wish not to provide workers’ compensation benefits. However, can non-first responders file… 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 Apportionment

By Celeste Law Firm |

Many employees who get injured on the job wonder if they will qualify for benefits, or if they will be forced to pay the medical bills and other expenses on their own. This worry is compounded when the accident or overuse injury happens to an area that has been injured in the past. An… 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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