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 […]

    The Not-So-Simple Slip and Fall

    It’s simple, right? You slip and fall at work, and you get workers’ compensation benefits. Not so fast…it’s not as easy as you may think. How do you know whether your slip and fall entitles you to workers’ compensation benefits in North Carolina? Here are some guidelines: Did you fall in the “course and scope” of employment? Generally, to be […]

    1 Dead, 2 Injured in Construction Accident in Raleigh

    There was an accident at a site near Old Wake Forest Road in Raleigh last week that left 1 dead and 2 hospitalized. It happened at 11:15 am and appears to be caused by dirt collapsing during a digging operation, according to an investigation by the NC Department of Labor, the agency investigating the incident. The body of a construction […]

    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 […]

    Death Benefits in North Carolina Workers Compensation

    I’m Brian Ricci a Greenville, NC workers’ compensation attorney with over 20 years of experience in North Carolina Workers’ Compensation death claims. When a loved one is involved in a fatal work-related accident, the family, dependent or legal beneficiary of the deceased may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit. There are several different avenues to pursue for a […]