What Are Your Rights for a Work Injury? For workers in Washington State who are injured on the job, there are a number of options available to help you stay afloat financially during this trying time. While, at times, your options may seem complicated, help exists to ensure you can secure what...
Compensation insurance for workers is required by law for businesses in most US states. It is designed to ensure the protection of both the employee and the employer in the event of injuries occurring in the workplace. If you experience an injury at work, workers’ comp assists in covering t...
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_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...
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...
The family of a 19-year-old delivery worker did not qualify for any kind of worker's compensation death benefits after their son was killed by a dump truck earlier this year. Antawani Wright-Davis, who worked as a cyclist for DoorDash, an app that hires workers as independent contractors, died i...
It's a heated labor dispute, even though the "workers" can't speak out on their own. If you've ever been a tourist in Chicago, you've likely seen the horses that pull carriages through some city's swankiest neighborhoods. The carriage operators claim that those animals are healthy and happy. But...
Those who study workplace injuries in the U.S. had both good and bad news to report this past week. There are fewer occupational injuries today; but the bad news is those who are hurt now get far less help. This data comes from an important report just released on how the system is failing to provi...
In Washington State, truck drivers experience among the highest rates of workplace injuries, according to a new report from the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I). Every year, 1 in 13 truck drivers suffers from a work-related injury serious enough to require missed days of work. The r...