[caption id="attachment_51880" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/Darylann Elmi[/caption] Washington state workers’ compensation benefits increased by a record 10 percent at the start of July following the largest year-over-year increase in the average wage in Washingt...
What Are Your Rights for a Work Injury? For workers in Washington State who are injured on the job, there are a number of options available to help you stay afloat financially during this trying time. While, at times, your options may seem complicated, help exists to ensure you can secure what...
How Much to Expect from Your L&I Payouts If you’ve been injured at work and forced to miss work due to your injury, the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) may pay for part of your lost wages. Benefits include medical care, time loss compensation, permanent pa...
[caption id="attachment_49906" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/wildpixel[/caption] Emery Reddy secured a $150,000 settlement for a former Everett Community College (EvCC) employee who was fired after amid a discrimination investigation following her workplace injury. ...
When you’re thinking of filing a workers’ compensation claim, one thing everyone wants to know is what percentage do compensation lawyers take? This is an important detail, but it’s just one small part of hiring the right lawyer. So, how much do workers comp lawyers charge in Seattle an...
Compensation insurance for workers is required by law for businesses in most US states. It is designed to ensure the protection of both the employee and the employer in the event of injuries occurring in the workplace. If you experience an injury at work, workers’ comp assists in covering t...
[caption id="attachment_49171" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/Pixel_away[/caption] Since the nationwide rollout of coronavirus vaccines less than eight months ago, government agencies and health officials have used virtually every tool at their disposal – short of ...
As officials in the Biden administration scrutinize rules governing non-compete agreements across the country, it’s a good time to ask how their potential changes may affect Washington state’s recent overhaul of non-competes. The short answer is that Washington state protections of lower-wage ...
There’s a lot at stake when an injured employee applies for workers’ compensation benefits. You may be working reduced hours or unable to work at all as medical bills pile up and your condition doesn’t seem to be getting any better. Although wage replacement, medical coverage and other worker...
Every industry tries to maintain safety standards for its staff at all times. Sometimes, regardless of what precautions are taken, there is always a chance of an accident happening and a worker getting injured. According to the Bureau of Labor’s statistics, there were approximately 2.8 million ...