The Ricci Law Firm Blog

    Do Insurance Companies Have a Lawyer?

    Do insurance companies have a lawyer? This is a common question we get these days. People like you send in claims every day and it is the insurance company’s job to investigate them. Once you file the claim, the insurance company starts asking questions. You aren’t sure how to answer those questions since you were not expecting them. You think […]

    What Happens If My Employer Fires Me?

    Getting fired from your job can be a frightening thing. What are you going to do about new employment? Why were you fired when you thought you were doing so well? Getting an answer to why your employer fired you can be a tough battle. Coming out of that battle can be as difficult as entering it in the first […]

    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 […]

    Xarelto and the Danger of Long-term Use

    Xarelto is a well-known blood thinner in Greenville, NC and the surrounding areas of Pitt County. It is a form of medication that is used to treat and prevent blood clotting. That means, it is used to prevent pulmonary embolism (PE) and deep vein thrombosis (DVT). In addition, Xarelto is usually administered to people who are undergoing knee or hip […]

    First Responders’ Month

    Did you know that September is First Responders’ Month? As member of the community, we have a lot to thank them for these days, as they are always on high alert for things that could go wrong. Police officers make sure our community is safe from harm, paramedics make sure we get to the hospital if necessary, and firemen put […]

    What Happens if My Employer Fires Me

    You get hurt on the job due to circumstances out of your control along with faulty equipment. You don’t know what you should do first and it almost shows in the way you act. You’re taken to the hospital, where a doctor treats you for a broken left leg. The doctor suggests you file for workers’ compensation since you will […]

    Worker Killed at Butterball Plant

    A Duplin County man tragically died in a work-related accident this past Tuesday at around 2pm. Robert McCullen, 28 years of age, was electrocuted while he was working in the ceiling replacing a light at the Butterball plant on Garner Road in Duplin County. His co-workers attempted CPR as EMS crews rushed to the scene, but the attempts to revive […]

    Compensation for Forklift Accidents and Injuries at Work

    Working with or around heavy equipment presents a challenge to worker safety. Even though heavy equipment operators are usually highly trained and have plenty of experience, accidents can and do occur. Forklift injuries are among the most common type of heavy equipment injuries, due in part to the fact that forklifts are used in so many different settings. From constructions […]