In Washington state, workers’ compensation claims fall into two categories: industrial injury claims and occupational disease claims. Some factors, such as eligibility requirements and filing processes, may differ. It is important to know which type of workers’ compensation claim you need, a...
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...
What Is Permanent Partial Disability Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) means you have an impairment that didn’t go away after you recovered from a workplace injury or illness. Workers’ compensation PPD awards are monetary awards for injured workers who are able to return to work and do their...
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,...
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...
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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 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...