[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...
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...
[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...
[caption id="attachment_25992" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/Cylonphoto[/caption] A Washington state congresswoman has drafted legislation to protect workers from having to pay back federal pandemic unemployment assistance if agencies mistakenly pay them these benefi...