Rearview shot of a businesswoman suffering from neck pain at the office_musculoskeletal disorder and chronic pain This year, state Senator Manka Dhingra, a Democrat representing Redmond, introduced Senate Bill 5217. This bill would repeal a current prohibition that prevents Labor and Industries (L&I), Washington State from enacting rules designed to lower the risk of workplace musculoskeletal disorders,... (Read More)
Independent Medical Examination (IME) form on a wooden table. Independent Medical Exams During the course of your workers’ comp claim, you may be required to complete an independent medical exam (IME) conducted by a doctor other than your primary provider. The purpose of this exam is for L&I to get an expert opinion regarding your medical condition. H... (Read More)
ATTACHMENT DETAILS female-nurse-leaning-over-bedside-while-attaching-the-blood-pressure-armband-to-a-female-patients-rightarm The Washington state senate passed a bill that would improve workers' compensation benefits for nurses. Nursing has always been a stressful job, but nursing in a post-covid world is more challenging than ever. Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver is sponsoring a bill that would provide workers com... (Read More)
Court of Justice, Law and Rule Concept, Judge's Gavel on The Table. The Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals (BIIA) in Washington State The Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals is part of Washington State's workers' compensation system. It serves as an independent administrative agency responsible for hearing appeals of decisions made by the Department of Labor... (Read More)
construction worker on construction site at sunset What Is Workers’ Compensation? Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance that provides wage replacement and medical benefits to injured workers. In Washington state, it is handled by the Department of Labor and Industries (L&I), a state agency that oversees distributing benefits to emp... (Read More)
know your rights workers rights on chalkboard next to glasses Worker's Rights In Washington State As a Washington employee, you are entitled to worker's rights: several protections and benefits under State and Federal laws. Everyone deserves to be paid fairly, work free of discrimination and harassment, and perform their job in a safe work environment. Unfo... (Read More)
2022 Emery Reddy Workers' Compensation Law Firm Scholarship winners   We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 Emery Reddy Workers' Compensation Law Firm Scholarship. Read below to learn more about our winners and what they're working on!   Legal Studies Scholarship - Dylan Marks Dylan Marks is a 2L student at the University of Califo... (Read More)