En la mayoría de los casos, la ley del Estado de Washington dice que un trabajador no puede demandar al empleador —o compañero de trabajo— por una lesión laboral que cubre el Departamento de Trabajo e Industrias del Estado de Washington (Department of Labor and Industries, L&I). Analice...
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 the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I). Let’s break down how the law works and what you can claim. What Qualifies As An L&I Claim? ...
Navigating Your Workers’ Comp Case The workers’ compensation process is anything but straightforward. Without the right tools and resources, navigating your L&I claim can easily aggravate an already stressful situation. 1. Tell Your Employer You cannot receive workers’ compensation be...
Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) ratings exams are how medical professionals determine how severe your workplace injury is and how it is rated toward the PPD award schedule. You’ll usually have a rating exam done by your primary physician, then an IME by an L&I-approved physician once yo...
As temperatures rise year after year, so does the risk of incurring a heat-related health issue or injury — especially for those who work outside. In the summers of 2021 and 2022, the Washington State Department of L&I filed emergency rules to protect outdoor workers’ health from ambi...
The Board Of Industrial Insurance Appeals (BIIA) In Washington State The Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals is part of Washington State's workers' compensation system. It serves as an independent administrative agency responsible for hearing appeals of decisions made by the Department of Labor...
Independent Medical Exams During the course of your workers’ comp claim, you may be required to complete an independent medical exam (IME) conducted by a doctor other than your primary provider. The purpose of this exam is for L&I to get an expert opinion regarding your medical condition. H...
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Worker's Rights In Washington State As a Washington employee, you are entitled to worker's rights: several protections and benefits under State and Federal laws. Everyone deserves to be paid fairly, work free of discrimination and harassment, and perform their job in a safe work environment. Unfo...
The Washington State Senate Passed A Bill That Would Improve Workers’ Compensation Benefits For Nurses With PTSD. Nursing has always been a stressful job, but nursing in a post-covid world is more challenging than ever. Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver is sponsoring a bill that would provid...