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Getting Injury Victims in Rocky Mount the Compensation and Benefits They Need and Deserve
With over 90 years of combined experience and millions of dollars in compensation recovered, the Rocky Mount personal injury lawyers at Ricci Law Firm know how to take care of our clients. It takes an appreciation of the struggles and challenges injury victims and their families face after an accident or work injury upends their lives. It takes a commitment to ensure that each client receives the personal attention, respect, and effort they deserve. And it takes Rocky Mount lawyers with the skills and relentless determination to get our clients the maximum compensation available.
When you hire Ricci Law Firm to represent you in your personal injury or workers’ compensation matter, you will have a team of legal professionals on your side who will answer all your questions, always be available when you need them, and stand by you every step of the way. No matter the type of accident or nature of your injuries, you can count on us for exceptional personal injury representation in Rocky Mount.
What Are Pain and Suffering Damages in North Carolina Personal Injury Cases?
North Carolina law recognizes that pain and suffering are real consequences of a severe injury. Even though such “non-economic” damages don’t lend themselves to easy calculation, you can receive compensation for the pain and suffering caused by another person’s negligent conduct.
Within the words “pain” and “suffering” is a whole range of physical, emotional, and psychological impacts of an accident or injury. Such elements can include:
- Physical pain.
- Stress, anxiety, or depression.
- Embarrassment from scarring or disfigurement.
- Limitations and restrictions on the victim’s day-to-day life.
- Impact on a victim’s ability to sleep.
- Impact on a victim’s relationships with loved ones.
- Shortened life expectancy.
Is Workers Comp My Only Option After a Work Injury?
North Carolina workers’ compensation benefits cover a lot of your medical expenses and make up for much of the income you’ve lost after an on-the-job injury. Unfortunately, while certainly helpful and welcome, those benefits can leave plenty of ongoing expenses unpaid and don’t fully replace the amount you made when working. They also don’t address the pain, suffering, and other intangible damages you incurred from your work injury.
Usually, workers’ compensation benefits are the only source of compensation after a work-related accident and injury. However, when the blame for a workplace accident is on a third party’s shoulders, meaning someone other than the direct employer, the law does not protect those parties from personal injury lawsuits as it does for employers.
For example, you may be able to pursue a claim for compensation against other individuals or companies if:
- You suffered injuries in a car or truck accident caused by another driver during the course of your employment.
- You were injured on negligently maintained property owned by a third party while at work, such as making a delivery or service call.
- Your injury was caused by a defective or unreasonably dangerous tool, piece of equipment, or machine in the workplace.
- A toxic substance manufactured by a third party was the source of the injury.
For these reasons, never assume that starting a worker’s compensation claim is the only possible source of recovery for your injuries and losses. You should speak with an experienced North Carolina personal injury and workers’ compensation attorney to determine if a civil lawsuit may be possible in your situation.
Ricci Law Firm: Your Rocky Mount Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
In Rocky Mount and throughout North Carolina, individuals and families can turn to Ricci Law Firm after a car accident, workplace injury, or other incident turns their lives upside-down. Contact Ricci Law Firm today to arrange for a free consultation to discuss your claim. We look forward to assisting you.