How Long Do I Have to Sue for Work-Related Injuries?  It’s hard to know what your options are when you have a work-related injury. Although you can’t file a work-related injuries lawsuit against an employer with workers’ compensation insurance in Washington, you can file a workers’ compe...
[caption id="attachment_110271" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo caption: iStockphoto.com/coffeekai[/caption] As summer temperatures begin to climb across Washington state, a new set of emergency worker protection rules issued by the Washington Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) a...
Have you been injured at work? Did you apply for workers’ compensation, or are you still waiting for your settlement? Have you found yourself asking why workers’ comp takes so long to settle? As with any legal process, it can take time and patience. There isn’t a cookie-cutter, one-size-fi...
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...
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...
Sustaining an injury on the job can be devastating. On top of the physical trauma, serious injuries often result in expensive medical bills and taking unpaid time off from work while you recover. In a perfect world, your employer would bend over backward to make you physically and financially...
[caption id="attachment_44695" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/designer491[/caption] If you are injured at work in Washington state, you are more than likely entitled to medical and financial workers’ compensation benefits from the state’s Department of Labor and ...
[caption id="attachment_44168" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/zimmytws[/caption] Generally speaking, workers’ compensation is available to any employee who is injured or acquires certain types of illnesses at the workplace, or during work-related activities, accord...
What is L&I? It stands for the Department of Labor and Industries in Washington State, the government agency responsible for workers’ compensation. In this guide, you’ll learn how L&I works and how to get benefits for an injury you sustained from work. Our lawyers have 15 years of exp...
Workers in the meat-processing industry may be on the chopping block in the final weeks of the Trump administration. Less than a week after Joe Biden was declared the winner of the presidential election, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released news of a proposed regulatory change to spe...