Industrial Plant Accidents or Explosions and Workers’ Comp

    Explosions in chemical plants and refineries are not common, but when they do occur, they can cause devastating injuries and immense property damage.  The deadliest plant explosion on record occurred thirty-six years ago in India at a pesticide plant leading to more than 600,000 people being exposed to the deadly gas cloud that night. The gases caused victims throats and […]

    3 Things You Need to Do Right After a Workplace Injury

    Getting injured on the job can be one of the most stressful things during your working career. Not knowing the process surrounding workers’ comp can certainly add to that feeling of stress suddenly landing on your “plate”. What happens when you’re injured on the job for the first time? Let’s look at the first 3 steps you need to take […]

    How Long Do I Have to Report a Workplace Injury?

    Imagine the following scenario. You fall off a forklift while at work and suffer a broken ankle, preventing you from walking. Since you’re on the other side of the building, you shout out for help until someone else calls 9-1-1 for you. While waiting for assistance, you realize that the reason you fell off the forklift at all is due […]

    Common Eye Injuries That Can Occur in an Accident

    I’m Brian Ricci, an injury and workers’ compensation attorney serving Greenville and the rest of North Carolina. The human eye is an astounding feat of biological engineering. A multitude of components work together to allow our eyes to take in raw information about the world and communicate those messages to the brain. Tiny blood vessels, intricate musculature and an entwined […]

    Knee Injuries Due to Job Related Accidents in Pitt County NC

    I’m Brian Ricci, a workers’ compensation attorney serving Greenville and the rest of North Carolina. Has a knee injury been keeping you out of work and from the activities you love most? Sitting, standing, running, jumping, walking… your knees are involved and can become vulnerable to potential workplace injuries. We often think of knee injuries usually being associated with professions […]

    North American Occupational Safety and Health Week Begins

    So much of what makes our nation great ties back to the labor of American workers across a wide range of industries. From construction to farming, technology to production lines, it is the workers who truly keep our country running. North American Occupational Safety and Health Week is an excellent opportunity to remember the often unheralded time and effort that […]

    Common Hospital Employee Injuries

    Hospitals are among the most hazardous places to work in North Carolina. There’s any number of life-altering situations a hospital employee might experience while on the job. They include but are not limited to slippery conditions, unstable patients, and heavy lifting. Nurses are infamous for having back problems because of their duties, but all hospital staff are at risk of […]

    The Dangers of Working on Cell Towers

    The majority of the residents of Greenville, North Carolina, and the surrounding areas use a cell phone on a regular basis. The cell towers that carry the radio waves are constructed and maintained by workers who have to climb up and down the tall towers in order to ensure that cell phone consumers can have reliable service. Cell tower climbing […]