What is a Workers’ Comp Lien?

    When you are injured on the job in North Carolina, an insurance company may pay your medical bills and disability benefits. If the paying insurer is a workers’ compensation insurer, you are good to go. But if the paying insurer is a different insurer, such as a health care plan or disability plan, then that insurer may place a “lien” […]

    Back to the Basics… Do I Have a Workers’ Comp Case?

    In North Carolina, many work-related injuries are covered by workers’ comp, but many are not. How do you know the difference? Every case is different, and a specialist workers’ compensation attorney can advise you on your unique situation, but here is a quick primer: 1. Injuries due to “accident” For an injury to be covered under workers’ comp in North […]

    When the Checks Stop Coming

    You get hurt on the job in NC. You can’t work. You start receiving weekly workers’ compensation checks. Then one day, those checks just stop coming. Is it legal? What do you do? Here are some answers, from the workers’ compensation specialist attorneys at Ricci Law Firm: Why Did My Checks Stop? In North Carolina, when an insurer accepts your […]

    What is Average Weekly Wage?

    Sick or injured workers in North Carolina may receive both medical benefits and weekly disability benefits. A big question the attorneys at Ricci Law Firm address is “how much will I get each week?” The answer is not as simple as you may think. Determining Average Weekly Wage It is very important for the Average Weekly Wage to be calculated […]

    Setback for NC Firefighters Seeking Workers’ Comp Changes

    North Carolina firefighters, first responders, and their advocacy groups just hit a firewall in their fight for additional workers’ compensation benefits. Despite impressive lobbying, two bills designed to help first responders collect workers’ compensation benefits are stalled, at least for now. What was the problem? Firefighter cancer Under current North Carolina workers’ compensation law, there are two ways for a […]

    Workers’ Compensation Adjusters’ Dirty Little Secrets

    Injured at work in North Carolina? Confused about the process, the law, and whether you are being treated fairly? Many times, it is no accident that the insurance adjuster seems to know it all and leaves you in the dark – with knowledge comes power. Below are the top three secrets the insurance companies do not want you to know: […]

    Overuse Injuries in NC

    North Carolina workers often experience pain due to the overuse of certain body parts. For some people, overuse pain can be permanent and even debilitating. Some workers feel dull aching pain, while others describe more pinching, stabbing pain. Regardless, workers’ comp may cover those conditions, so it is important to seek help and know what to look for. Body parts […]

    Mechanics Injuries in North Carolina

    Most mechanics working in North Carolina are covered under workers’ compensation insurance, provided by their employers. The mechanic field tends to be high-risk, meaning that the chance of injury is higher than in other fields. The workers’ compensation attorneys at Ricci Law Firm regularly represent mechanics injured in the course of their employment. The risks Unlike many fields of manual […]

    What in the World is MMI?

    For a workers’ compensation patient in North Carolina, the term “MMI” seems significant. MMI stands for Maximum Medical Improvement. So why is it such a big deal? Mission Accomplished The North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act was created to achieve one major goal:  to heal sick or injured workers so they can return to work. The insurer must provide medical treatment […]

    Top 3 Tips for Testifying in Workers’ Compensation Cases

    Many workers’ compensation clients at Ricci Law Firm never testify about their injury. If the process goes smoothly, the attorney does all the talking, and the parties may reach a settlement or agreement outside of court. However, sometimes to achieve justice for the injured worker, the attorney recommends a hearing where the employee will testify. Here are our top three […]