If you have been collecting workers compensation benefits you were awarded after enduring a work-related injury or illness and have had your benefits suddenly stopped, you may be wondering when the insurer has the right to do this. While every case is different, there are certain times when the insurance company does have the right … Continue reading When Can the Insurer Stop My Workers Comp?
Work accidents happen quite often, and when yours was directly caused by your work duties, you may be able to secure workers compensation benefits, depending on the circumstances of your case. However, obtaining approval for these benefits can prove to be more of a challenge than you may be prepared for, and there are many … Continue reading Injured at Work in North Carolina? Here’s What You Need to Know
Individuals who work from home are often denied when they apply for workers compensation benefits due to a work-related injury. However, that doesn’t mean that they don’t qualify for benefits or are entitled to an approval. In fact, a substantial portion of employees who work from home may meet the criteria for obtaining workers comp … Continue reading Can I Get Workers Comp in North Carolina if I Work from Home?
Being injured through electrocution is one of the most serious injuries a person can endure. If your electrocution injury took place while you were on the job, you may be able to secure workers compensation benefits. Consider reaching out to a highly trained workers comp attorney for assistance. Those who work on or near electrical … Continue reading Electrocution on the Job: Recovering Workers Comp Benefits
Police officers put themselves at risk every day when they go to work protecting the public. But this dedication to serve sometimes comes at a great personal cost. Law enforcement officials are often known for developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) due to the emotional distress that comes with their job. If you have been experiencing … Continue reading PTSD in Law Enforcement: Collecting Workers Comp
When you think “Workers’ Compensation,” you think “Injury at Work,” right? Traditionally, most work-related injuries occur at a factory, or a plant, or an office. First comes a big crash or bang or screech. Next come the co-workers, rushing to scoop up the injured worker. Then come the sirens and the ambulance and the doctors … Continue reading 21st Century Workers’ Comp: When the Workplace is Everywhere
Injured in an auto accident in North Carolina? No matter who was at fault, if your accident was connected to your job, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. The law is complicated and depends on each situation, but here is a brief recap: Generally (very, very generally) if an accident happens while you … Continue reading Car Crashes and Workers’ Comp
At Ricci Law Firm, we often write about the dangers of working in construction, or with heavy machinery. But you may be surprised to learn that hidden dangers also lurk in ordinary, boring workplaces: Working while sleep deprived For whatever reason – holding multiple jobs, juggling kids and work, stress and worry – Americans are … Continue reading Top 5 Surprising Workplace Dangers
Amanda has worked as a stylist at Patty’s Cut and Style for seven years. Patty hosted Amanda’s baby shower and even gave Amanda a day off when her son got pink eye. Patty buys lunch for the gang on Staff Appreciation Days and lets workers leave early on Saturdays. Life is good at Patty’s Cut … Continue reading Filing A Workers’ Comp Claim? It’s Not Personal
March is Students@Work Month in North Carolina. According to Governor Cooper’s proclamation, more than 46,000 students will participate in shadowing and work-based learning across the State this month. What a wonderful chance for our youngsters to experience the real world and learn to become productive workers themselves! Safety for students Ricci Law Firm regularly helps workers, … Continue reading Safety Awareness for Student Workers in North Carolina