An important component of House Bill (HB) 1927, passed during the 2024 legislative session, takes effect June 6, 2024. The new law reduces the number of days a worker needs to be disabled to receive time-loss benefits. Injured workers become eligible for benefits when they are unable to work for...
Si trabajas como contratista independiente en el estado de Washington, es esencial que comprendas las leyes estatales de contratistas independientes de Washington. En Washington, la clasificación de un trabajador puede afectar significativamente los derechos y beneficios a los que tienes derech...
¿Se lesionó en el trabajo? ¿Presentó un reclamo ante el Departamento de Trabajo e Industrias del Estado de Washington (Department of Labor and Industries, L&I) o todavía está esperando su acuerdo? ¿Se preguntó alguna vez por qué tarda tanto un reclamo de L&I en cerrarse? Como todo p...
The L&I Industrial Insurance Act provides for Washington state’s workers’ compensation system. The Industrial Insurance Act (IIA) states that workers cannot sue their employers or their coworkers, but injured workers can obtain benefits for lost wages, lost earnings, and medical treatmen...
If you work as an independent contractor in Washington state, it's essential that you understand Washington state independent contractor laws. In Washington, the classification of a worker can significantly impact which worker’s rights and benefits you are entitled to, including the responsibi...
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...
As one of the three main types of L&I settlements, a permanent partial disability (PPD) award is a designation that can help you obtain money due to a work-related injury. Specifically, a PPD award is the result of an L&I claim where the claimant is able to eventually return to work. ...
Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) ratings exams are how medical professionals determine how severe your workplace injury is and how it is rated toward the PPD award schedule. You’ll usually have a rating exam done by your primary physician, then an IME by an L&I-approved physician once yo...
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,...