[caption id="attachment_51880" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/Darylann Elmi[/caption] Workers’ compensation benefits increased by 7.5% at the start of July in line with the state’s rising average wage, according to to the Washington State Department of Labor an...
[caption id="attachment_92394" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/Ivan-balvan[/caption] Wage theft comes in many forms and affects all industries. On May 11, the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) and the state Attorney General’s office fi...
[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 ...
[caption id="attachment_51880" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/Darylann Elmi[/caption] Washington state workers’ compensation benefits increased by a record 10 percent at the start of July following the largest year-over-year increase in the average wage in Washingt...
[caption id="attachment_46877" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/Natee127[/caption] Workers’ compensation insurance gives employees access to a variety of benefits if they are injured on the job or develop an occupational illness. In Washington state, about 70% of w...
[caption id="attachment_46872" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/Cineberg[/caption] Workers who are injured or develop a work-related illness in Washington state are entitled to benefits through the workers’ compensation insurance system. About 70% of workers’ com...
[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...
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...
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_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...