Yesterday former Industrial Appeals Judge Wayne Lieb published an op-ed in the The Olympian titled "Republicans Attacking an Important Safety Net."  His article is reprinted in full below. March 07, 2013 Wayne Lieb is a former Industrial Appeals Judge and currently an attorney in Olympia, with mo...
Many Washington workers contact us with the following question:  “I received a bill from my doctor for medical services related to my workers’ compensation (L&I) claim. Do I have to pay it”? The answer is "No": injured workers do not have to cover costs for medical treatment resulting ...
Third-party claims are generally brought against private individuals or companies when their negligence caused your accident. Yet oftentimes a third party injury is more complicated that it may initially appear. Many such cases require methodical investigation and a far-reaching knowledge of third p...
[caption id="attachment_2525" align="alignright" width="300"] Learn some more simple and reasonable tactics for managing workplace stress.[/caption] Over the past years we have discussed the medical and emotional risks of excessive or consistent worry. For employees with a workplace injury, occup...
Boeing's engineering union is expected to reject the company’s initial contract offer when ballots are tallied in the coming week. This will leave labor and management at odds in an increasingly tense confrontation over the future status of more than 23,000 members of the Society of Professional E...
The National Football League has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court in an effort to force more than thirty insurance companies to defend the league against a veritable flood of head trauma and brain injury claims by players and their families. The NFL stated that it has been named as a de...
Washington Congressman Doc Hastings, current chair of the U.S. Natural Resources Committee, recently proposed to reduce federal protection for national forests in the northwest, arguing that predation by the Barred Owl, rather than habitat destruction is the real threat that the Northern Spotted O...
Part two in our Labor Day series. In our recent post on the working poor in America, we discussed our broken economy’s inability to provide enough decent jobs for millions of Americans who are unemployed, underemployed, uninsured, or living in poverty.  As we celebrate Labor Day this comin...
Part one in a three-part Labor Day series. As Labor Day approaches, the U.S. continues to struggle with an economy that fails to provide enough decent jobs. Millions of Americans live in poverty or remain unemployed, underemployed, or uninsured. This stands out as a shameful economic and moral f...
Despite the fact that state and federal regulations require employers to observe a wide variety of safety measures, thousands of workers are seriously injured or killed on the job each year. For the majority of workplace injuries, employees are restricted to amounts and benefits established by the w...