En la mayoría de los casos, la ley del Estado de Washington dice que un trabajador no puede demandar al empleador —o compañero de trabajo— por una lesión laboral que cubre el Departamento de Trabajo e Industrias del Estado de Washington (Department of Labor and Industries, L&I). Analice...
In most cases, Washington State law says that a worker cannot sue his or her employer—or co-worker—for a job injury covered by the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I). Let’s break down how the law works and what you can claim. What Qualifies As An L&I Claim? ...
Navigating Your Workers’ Comp Case The workers’ compensation process is anything but straightforward. Without the right tools and resources, navigating your L&I claim can easily aggravate an already stressful situation. 1. Tell Your Employer You cannot receive workers’ compensation be...
On Friday, March 24, U.S. District Judge Thomas S. Zilly refused to throw out an FMLA wrongful termination case in Washington state. FMLA Wrongful Termination Juan Gonazlez, a former detention officer, claims to have been wrongfully terminated for taking FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act) to...
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...
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,...
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Can You Sue Your Employer In Washington State? It’s hard to know what your options are when you have a work-related injury. Although you can’t file a work-related injury lawsuit against an employer with workers’ compensation insurance in Washington, you can file a workers’ compensation cl...
In May 2022, the Emery Reddy team helped secure a $500,000 settlement for the family of Sunny Taylor, a longtime police officer with the Everett Police Department who died by suicide in 2020. In the wake of her tragic passing, her family opened an L&I claim for survivor benefits which started...
When choosing to hire an L&I attorney, it’s important to do your research. Many law firms will claim they’re the best for you, but not every firm is created equal. Hiring the wrong attorney means potentially losing your case or being the victim of malpractice. It’s important to veri...