Real life is messy. Not every accident occurs while you are doing your regular job, in the regular manner, at the regular time, and at the regular place. Many injured workers think that their injury is not covered under workers’ compensation, just because of some oddity. The attorneys at Ricci Law Firm want to bust … Continue reading Getting Hurt Off-Duty
Healthcare workers in North Carolina care for others, but did you know they also place themselves at high risk of injury? According to OSHA, hospitals are one of the most hazardous places to work. The risk for on-the-job injury at hospitals is higher even than in the areas of construction and manufacturing. Consider the risks: … Continue reading Healthcare Workers Injured at Work
Most of us find work more stressful than sitting at home watching television. Even the greatest job sometimes comes with annoying co-workers, impossible deadlines, angry customers, picky bosses…the workplace is full of stressors. But what if that stress starts to cause physical harm and even a diagnosed stress illness? For North Carolina workers who experience … Continue reading Stress at Work
Unless you are an 18-year-old fitness instructor, you probably have some kind of pre-existing condition. Popping knees, achy elbow, sore back, bum shoulder? Such medical conditions are rampant among adults, and especially common in older workers and in workers whose jobs require repetitive or heavy lifting. Sometimes, North Carolina workers aggravate their condition at work … Continue reading Pre-existing condition? Don’t throw in the towel.
Workers’ compensation accidents and diseases in North Carolina often cause disability, meaning inability to work. On top of missing work, many injured workers need help – at least temporarily – with activities of daily living at home. We call this home assistance “attendant care.” For single folks living alone, workers’ compensation insurers often provide an … Continue reading Can Your Spouse Get Paid for Caring for You?
When most folks think of workers’ compensation, they think of a work-related accident – a slip and fall, a car crash, a lifting injury, a chemical burn. But did you know that many health conditions, including some involving the joints and back, are also covered by workers’ compensation? You may be surprised to learn that … Continue reading Do you have an occupational disease?
According to the Center for Disease Control, the risk of depression is higher for the unemployed than for the employed. No shock there. Working hard at a job where you are respected and trusted builds self-esteem. Plus, earning a paycheck to financially support yourself or your family is incredibly rewarding, and social relationships at work … Continue reading Depression due to Workers’ Comp Injury
Dealing with a work injury is a pain in and of itself, but when your claim for workers compensation benefits is denied, you’ll need to do everything you can to get this denial overturned. When you choose to enlist the services of a regarded legal professional, this process can be made a little bit easier. … Continue reading How Workers Comp Disputes Are Settled in North Carolina
If you’ve been involved in a car accident at work, you are probably concerned with how you’ll be able to support yourself and your family while you’re out of work. Fortunately, you may be entitled to North Carolina workers compensation benefits. When you are hurt in an auto wreck, it’s easy to assume that you … Continue reading Does a Work-Related Car Accident Qualify for Workers Comp?
If you’ve recently had your claim for workers compensation benefits denied and already went through mediation, you may be preparing for an upcoming hearing with the North Carolina Industrial Commission (NCIC). These workers comp hearings can seem intimidating if you’ve never attended one before, which is why we thought it would be helpful for you … Continue reading What Happens in a Formal Hearing with the NCIC?