What Are Your Rights for a Work Injury? For workers in Washington State who are injured on the job, there are a number of options available to help you stay afloat financially during this trying time. While, at times, your options may seem complicated, help exists to ensure you can secure what...
Compensation insurance for workers is required by law for businesses in most US states. It is designed to ensure the protection of both the employee and the employer in the event of injuries occurring in the workplace. If you experience an injury at work, workers’ comp assists in covering t...
On March 14, 1911, Washington enacted the first workers’ compensation system in the country, alongside Kansas.  It was a new concept at the time, giving workers insurance benefits, including payment of lost wages and medical costs as well as protection from coercion by their employers in exch...
[caption id="attachment_24573" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/J. Michael Jones[/caption] Washington state regulators received no formal comment from Amazon.com Inc. during public hearings on a proposal to create a new insurance risk category for the e-commerce compan...
Falls, trips and slips are consistently among the top ways workers get seriously injured or worse on the job. In 2018, Washington state witnessed 7,400 injuries and 17 deaths from work-related tumbles, according to statistics from the Washington Department of Labor & Industries (L&I). Not s...
The family of a 19-year-old delivery worker did not qualify for any kind of worker's compensation death benefits after their son was killed by a dump truck earlier this year. Antawani Wright-Davis, who worked as a cyclist for DoorDash, an app that hires workers as independent contractors, died i...
In Washington State, truck drivers experience among the highest rates of workplace injuries, according to a new report from the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I). Every year, 1 in 13 truck drivers suffers from a work-related injury serious enough to require missed days of work. The r...
The Washington State Department of Corrections must close down a 40-year old program staffed by prison inmates who have been tasked with removing asbestos from prison facilities. After determining that these inmate workers were exposed to hazardous asbestos dust, the Department of Labor and Indus...
The long-anticipated and hotly-debated new documentary “League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis” finally debuted last night on PBS, with public interest and critical attention at a fever pitch after ESPN (foolishly) tried to dilute the film’s impact but withdrawing its name and support...
[caption id="attachment_3511" align="alignright" width="300"] Texas A&M accidentThis photo provided by KBTX-TV shows damage to the Texas A&M University equestrian center on Saturday, June 22, 2013 near College Station, Texas. A portion of the equestrian center under construction has collapse...