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Workers Suffering From HAVS, White Finger, Dead Finger Syndrome

By Celeste Law Firm |

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 »

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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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Apportionment and Permanent Total Disability

By Celeste Law Firm |

Permanent total disability is reserved only for workers who have suffered a catastrophic injuries or health complications that render them incapable of performing work in the future. Such conditions must meet the standards set in Florida statute 440.15, which states that the employee must be incapable of performing a full range of sedentary employment… 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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