[caption id="attachment_22651" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStock.com/8c061bbf_466[/caption] Workplace injuries and illnesses take many forms and require a variety of legal strategies to secure compensation. One of the more complex types of cases involves proving that an illness ...
[caption id="attachment_5557" align="alignright" width="300"] A view on Monday of 70 Christopher Columbus Drive, a 50-story apartment building under construction in Jersey City[/caption] While delivering sheet rock to a high-rise building under construction on Monday, Gary Anderson, 58, was hit i...
Every job comes with its own load of stress, but a new report from the job search site CareerCast details which positions have the most and least. As the study reveals, jobs where employees risk their lives in the daily round of work, such as military personnel and firefighters, rank as the most ...
As summer approaches and teenagers in Washington look to line up jobs for the season, the Washington Department of Labor & Industries is pushing employers, parents and others to rally behind its current “Safe Jobs for Youth Month.” Last summer more than 450 young workers (ages 12-17) sust...
A recent study indicates that allowing workers to take paid sick leave can lower the rate of workplace injuries among employees, while simultaneously boosting a company’s bottom line. See our previous story on sick leave legislation in Washington State, “New Bill Requires Seattle Employers to Pr...
One of the questions that drives a perennial wedge between liberal and conservative thinkers is the role of hard work versus luck in an individual’s success. Conservatives tend to celebrate financial success as a fairly reliable consequence of talent and exertion. Liberals, on the other hand, remi...
As reported in a recent story by the New York Times, only 1 in 4 Americans consider it is a good time to find a job. That compares to about one in three people worldwide, as shown in Gallup surveys just conducted in 146 countries. If you believe the local individuals surveyed, Oman and Saudi Arab...
Forget about that sneeze guard... A new study by the workers’ rights group Restaurant Opportunities Center reports that 40% of restaurant employees who worked while sick admitted to coughing or sneezing while preparing food. This troubling statistic becomes even more worrisome when we consider th...
In most cases, Washington State law holds that a worker cannot sue his or her employer — or a co-worker — for a job injury covered by the workers’ compensation program administered by the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I). Let’s break down how the law works and what y...
 A third-party claim can be filed against the individuals or companies whose negligence caused your injuries. Yet many third party injuries are not as straightforward as they initially seem. These cases can require careful investigation and a comprehensive understanding of liability law to identify...