[caption id="attachment_58793" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/Iam Anupong[/caption] Victims of the fatal crane collapse that killed four people at a Google job site in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood in 2019 were awarded more than $100 million by a jury on ...
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 Washington L&I. Let’s break down how the law works and what you can claim. What Is an L&I Claim? Here in Washington, when a worker is injured on the job ...
[caption id="attachment_49906" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/wildpixel[/caption] Emery Reddy secured a $150,000 settlement for a former Everett Community College (EvCC) employee who was fired after amid a discrimination investigation following her workplace injury. ...
The Washington Department of Labor and Industries (L&I), which has been monitoring whether businesses are following coronavirus guidelines to keep workers safe, is also in charge of accepting or rejecting claims filed on behalf of injured or ill workers to the state’s workers’ compensation...
[caption id="attachment_23250" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStock.com/maska82[/caption] The long-term economic losses of workers with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS), whose common symptoms include numbness and weakening of the hand muscles, have long been known to exceed those of wo...
Washington state is a surprisingly safe place to work when it comes to on-the-job fatalities, according to Business.org. Using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the business research firm looked at the number of fatal workplace injuries per 100,000 residents aged 18 and older. Combinin...
Washington state’s workers’ compensation arm spends a lot of time and resources investigating employers and employees suspected of defrauding the public safety net program that acts as a lifeline for workers injured on the job. Sometimes, the worker’s comp division itself comes under scrutiny...
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...
On-the-job injuries can become a headache for workers for a number of reasons beyond the obvious ones: Coworkers might not be happy that they have to pick up the slack to hit production targets. Bosses might feel the same way. Too many injuries could even reflect poorly on the company as a whole. ...
After nearly a half of a year stuck in legal battles and hospital beds, East Olympia firefighter Chief Warren Peterson has been granted workers’ compensation benefits in what seemed like an open-and-shut case, according to an investigation by KING 5 News. The case, which turned out to be anythin...