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Domenic J. Celeste

Domenic J. Celeste

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  • Workers' Compensation, Personal Injury, Employment Law
  • Florida
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Reviewed by Bryan R. Greenberg October 25, 2021
Rating: 10 Justia Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
If I had a family member or close friend in need of an attorney, I would not hesitate to recommend Domenic.
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Biography

Virtual Accident Attorney ("VAA") is based in Palm Beach County, Florida, but represents those injured in accidents on the job and/or as a result of the fault of another all across Florida. VAA does not maintain an office nor staff; rather, it utilizes innovative technology and automation to perform actions in the most time-efficient and cost-effective manner on the market. Further, unlike other law firms, all communication is directly with your attorney and in the manner of your preference - whenever, wherever.

Practice Areas
    Workers' Compensation
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
Video Conferencing
  • Zoom
  • GoToMeeting
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
    Work Comp: 25% by contract; 10-20% by Statute (in some situations) Personal Injury: 33.33% before suit; 40% after suit per Florida Bar
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner | Attorney
Virtual Accident Attorney
- Current
Florida Workers' Compensation & Personal Injury.
Associate Attorney
Celeste Law Firm
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Workers' Compensation, Social Security, Personal Injury
Education
Florida Coastal School of Law
J.D. (2013) | Law
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Roger Williams University
B.S. (2009) | Major: Construction Management; Minor: Business
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Activities: Varsity Lacrosse
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Awards
Rising Stars
SuperLawyers
Based off of an evaluation of 12 indicators including peer recognition and professional achievement in legal practice.
Rising Stars
SuperLawyers
Based off of an evaluation of 12 indicators including peer recognition and professional achievement in legal practice.
Rising Stars
SuperLawyers
Based off of an evaluation of 12 indicators including peer recognition and professional achievement in legal practice.
10 Best Workers' Compensation Attorneys - Florida
American Institute of Legal Counsel
For exceptional and outstanding client service.
Professional Associations
Florida State Bar  # 0105796
Member
Current
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Florida Workers' Advocates
Board of Directors
- Current
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Palm Beach County Chapter of the Florida Association of Woman Lawyers
Board of Directors
- Current
Activities: Member since 2013
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Florida Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Palm Beach County Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Young Lawyers Section of the Palm Beach County Bar Association
Member
- Current
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American Trial Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
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Hispanic Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Florida Justice Association
Member
- Current
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Workers’ Compensation Practice Committee
Member
- Current
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Florida Workers’ Advocates
Member
- Current
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National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives
Member
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Top 10 Considerations when Converting to or Opening a Virtual Law Practice
Avvo
Speaking Engagements
Future of Practicing Law: Working Remotely & Virtually, FWA Conference, Virtual
Florida Workers' Advocates
Things and services to consider for attorneys working remotely or virtually.
Evidence, FWA Conference, Orlando, FL
Florida Workers' Advocates
Florida Evidence Code as it relates to Florida Workers' Compensation cases.
Evidence, FWA Conference, Orlando, FL
Florida Workers' Advocates
Florida Evidence Code as it relates to Florida Workers' Compensation cases.
Certifications
Legal Research and Writing
Florida Coastal School of Law
Websites & Blogs
Website
Virtual Accident Attorney
Blog
Virtual Accident Attorney - Learn
Videos
This video goes over the top six things that you should know about Florida’s complex workers’ compensation laws. #Florida #westpalmbeach #palmbeach #workerscompensation #workerscomp #workcomp #injured #accident #hurt #atwork #onthejob #attorney #lawyer TOP 6 things you SHOULD KNOW about Florida Workers' Compensation laws

This video goes over the top six things that you should know about Florida’s complex workers’ compensation laws. #Florida #westpalmbeach #palmbeach #workerscompensation #workerscomp #workcomp #injured #accident #hurt #atwork #onthejob #attorney #lawyer

This video goes over six tips that you should know AFTER you’re injured or hurt on the job at work in Florida. #Florida #westpalmbeach #palmbeach #workerscompensation #workerscomp #workcomp #injured #accident #hurt #atwork #onthejob #attorney #lawyer 6 tips to know AFTER you get HURT AT WORK!

This video goes over six tips that you should know AFTER you’re injured or hurt on the job at work in Florida. #Florida #westpalmbeach #palmbeach #workerscompensation #workerscomp #workcomp #injured #accident #hurt #atwork #onthejob #attorney #lawyer

This video goes over six tips that you should know BEFORE you’re injured or hurt on the job at work in Florida. #Florida #westpalmbeach #palmbeach #workerscompensation #workerscomp #workcomp #injured #accident #hurt #atwork #onthejob #attorney #lawyer 6 tips to know BEFORE you get HURT AT WORK!

This video goes over six tips that you should know BEFORE you’re injured or hurt on the job at work in Florida. #Florida #westpalmbeach #palmbeach #workerscompensation #workerscomp #workcomp #injured #accident #hurt #atwork #onthejob #attorney #lawyer

This video goes over six tips that you should know WHEN you’re injured or hurt on the job at work in Florida. #Florida #westpalmbeach #palmbeach #workerscompensation #workerscomp #workcomp #injured #accident #hurt #atwork #onthejob #attorney #lawyer 6 tips to know WHEN you get HURT AT WORK!

This video goes over six tips that you should know WHEN you’re injured or hurt on the job at work in Florida. #Florida #westpalmbeach #palmbeach #workerscompensation #workerscomp #workcomp #injured #accident #hurt #atwork #onthejob #attorney #lawyer

This video goes over the four most important events in a Florida workers’ compensation case. #Florida #westpalmbeach #palmbeach #workerscompensation #workerscomp #workcomp #injured #accident #hurt #atwork #onthejob #attorney #lawyer #event #events #doctor #dr #appointment #deposition #mediation #trial #court #finalhearing #hearing Four IMPORTANT EVENTS in a workers' compensation case

This video goes over the four most important events in a Florida workers’ compensation case. #Florida #westpalmbeach #palmbeach #workerscompensation #workerscomp #workcomp #injured #accident #hurt #atwork #onthejob #attorney #lawyer #event #events #doctor #dr #appointment #deposition #mediation #trial #court #finalhearing #hearing

In this video, I go over the three most important dates and deadlines in a Florida work comp case. #Florida #westpalmbeach #palmbeach #workerscompensation #workerscomp #workcomp #injured #accident #hurt #atwork #onthejob #attorney #lawyer What are the IMPORTANT DATES and DEADLINES in your work comp case?

In this video, I go over the three most important dates and deadlines in a Florida work comp case. #Florida #westpalmbeach #palmbeach #workerscompensation #workerscomp #workcomp #injured #accident #hurt #atwork #onthejob #attorney #lawyer

In this video, I go over your different options when you get hurt at work. #Florida #westpalmbeach #palmbeach #workerscompensation #workerscomp #workcomp #injured #accident #hurt #atwork #onthejob #attorney #lawyer What are your OPTIONS if you get HURT AT WORK?

In this video, I go over your different options when you get hurt at work. #Florida #westpalmbeach #palmbeach #workerscompensation #workerscomp #workcomp #injured #accident #hurt #atwork #onthejob #attorney #lawyer

In this video, you'll learn about what to expect and what happens at a Florida workers' compensation mediation. #Florida #westpalmbeach #palmbeach #workerscompensation #workerscomp #workcomp #injured #accident #hurt #atwork #onthejob #attorney #lawyer #mediation #settle #settling #benefits What to EXPECT at your workers' compensation MEDIATION

In this video, you'll learn about what to expect and what happens at a Florida workers' compensation mediation. #Florida #westpalmbeach #palmbeach #workerscompensation #workerscomp #workcomp #injured #accident #hurt #atwork #onthejob #attorney #lawyer #mediation #settle #settling #benefits

In this video, you'll learn what to expect before and during your Florida workers' compensation deposition. #Florida #westpalmbeach #palmbeach #workerscompensation #workerscomp #workcomp #injured #accident #hurt #atwork #onthejob #attorney #lawyer #depo #deposition What to expect BEFORE & DURING your work comp DEPOSITION

In this video, you'll learn what to expect before and during your Florida workers' compensation deposition. #Florida #westpalmbeach #palmbeach #workerscompensation #workerscomp #workcomp #injured #accident #hurt #atwork #onthejob #attorney #lawyer #depo #deposition

This video goes over the various factors that help determine your Florida workers’ compensation case’s worth and value. #Florida #westpalmbeach #palmbeach #workerscompensation #workerscomp #workcomp #injured #accident #hurt #atwork #onthejob #attorney #lawyer #caseworth #casevalue #settle #settling #settlement What's your Workers' Compensation CASE WORTH? Factors to know.

This video goes over the various factors that help determine your Florida workers’ compensation case’s worth and value. #Florida #westpalmbeach #palmbeach #workerscompensation #workerscomp #workcomp #injured #accident #hurt #atwork #onthejob #attorney #lawyer #caseworth #casevalue #settle #settling #settlement

This video goes over when might be a good time to settle your Florida workers’ compensation case. #Florida #westpalmbeach #palmbeach #workerscompensation #workerscomp #workcomp #injured #accident #hurt #atwork #onthejob #attorney #lawyer #settle #settling #settlement WHEN to SETTLE your workers' compensation case?

This video goes over when might be a good time to settle your Florida workers’ compensation case. #Florida #westpalmbeach #palmbeach #workerscompensation #workerscomp #workcomp #injured #accident #hurt #atwork #onthejob #attorney #lawyer #settle #settling #settlement

In this video, you'll learn the different parties and people that you may encounter in your Florida Workers' Compensation case. #Florida #westpalmbeach #palmbeach #workerscompensation #workerscomp #workcomp #injured #accident #hurt #atwork #onthejob #attorney #lawyer #parties #people Who are the PARTIES and PEOPLE in a workers' compensation case?

In this video, you'll learn the different parties and people that you may encounter in your Florida Workers' Compensation case. #Florida #westpalmbeach #palmbeach #workerscompensation #workerscomp #workcomp #injured #accident #hurt #atwork #onthejob #attorney #lawyer #parties #people

Legal Answers
23 Questions Answered
Q. I am supposed to be in a sling that is not documented per workman's comp doctors but now my manager is telling me to
A: You should listen to what your work comp doctor says. If the doctor's recommendation to wear a sling is in a medical record, provide it to your employer. If your employer insists that you take the sling off to work, you're violating your doctor's orders. If you listen to your employer and get further hurt, work comp could deny your claim. Remember, your employer must abide by your work comp doctor's restrictions, and if it doesn't have work under those restrictions, you may be entitled to work comp checks, although they are paid at around 2/3 your full wage. I'd highly recommend that you consult with an attorney licensed to practice law in Florida and who regularly handles workers' compensation cases.
Q. Reopen workers compensation case.
A: Unfortunately, once you've settled your work comp case, and especially when a judge has enforced the settlement, there's not much you can do. Usually, if you disagree with the judge's decision, you can appeal to the First District Court, but they don't usually do much, and, most likely, won't even comment if you're handling the appeal yourself. HOWEVER, if the garbage truck that ran over you is not associated with your employer, you may have a personal injury case against the garbage truck company. I'd highly recommend that you consult with an attorney licensed to practice law in Florida, and who regularly handles personal injury cases, and, if you can find one that also handles workers' comp cases, that would be even better since he/she will understand the nuances in how what happened/didn't happen in your work comp case could affect the personal injury case.
Q. Just got a letter from a car accident lawyer. What are my next steps?
A: If you have car insurance, it should defend you against the claim being made against you. If you believe you may have a claim against the other party (say you have injuries, car damages, lost wages, etc), then, just as the other party has done, you'd hire your own attorney. Unless you plan on making a claim against the other party, it does not appear that you would need to hire your own attorney. I agree that you should provide your car insurance with the letter you received, even though it most likely was sent the same letter already. Just confirm that your insurance will be representing your interests in defending against the other party's claim.
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Virtual Accident Attorney
7750 Okeechobee Blvd., Suite #4-1094
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West Palm Beach, FL 33411
Toll-Free: (833) 822-1354
Telephone: (561) 935-3822
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Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
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