How Long Do I Have to Sue for Work-Related Injuries?  It’s hard to know what your options are when you have a work-related injury. Although you can’t file a work-related injuries lawsuit against an employer with workers’ compensation insurance in Washington, you can file a workers’ compe...
  In May 2022, the Emery Reddy team helped secure a $500,000 settlement for the family of Sunny Taylor, a longtime police officer with the Everett Police Department who died by suicide in 2020. In the wake of her tragic passing, her family opened an L&I claim for survivor benefits whi...
[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_109447" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/smodj[/caption] The US Supreme Court has overturned a 2018 Washington state law that gave federal contractors and subcontractors working at a nuclear waste site an easier path to collect workers’ compen...
[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...
When choosing to hire an L&I attorney, it’s important to do your research. Many law firms will claim they’re the best for you, but not every firm is created equal. Hiring the wrong attorney means potentially losing your case or being the victim of malpractice. It’s important to veri...
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 ...
There’s a lot at stake when an injured employee applies for workers’ compensation benefits. You may be working reduced hours or unable to work at all as medical bills pile up and your condition doesn’t seem to be getting any better. Although wage replacement, medical coverage and other worker...
[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...