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Ironworker Injuries in Washington State

By | Workers Comp

The term ‘ironworker’ is frequently used to refer to the tradesmen who are employed in the iron working industry. This is one of the most dangerous professions in the United States. According to the Electronic Library of Construction Occupational Safety & Health (ELCOSH), ironworkers are severely injured or killed on…

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The Construction Workers’ Guide to Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation Claims

By | Construction Accidents, Workers Comp

Construction remains one of the most dangerous industries in the United States. According to the most recent data published by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), construction workers account for approximately 21.1 percent of all workplace fatalities — even though only a small percentage of American workers are employed…

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Were You Hurt While Working at Amazon

By | Workers Comp

Amazon is one of the largest employers in our region. According to reporting from the Seattle Times, the company employs more than 40,000 people in the Seattle metropolitan area alone. Beyond the corporate campus in South Lake Union, Amazon operates several warehouses and fulfillment centers throughout Washington. If you or…

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The Most Common Workers’ Compensation Injuries

By | Workers Comp

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), approximately 2.8 million American workers were hurt on the job in 2017. While workplace injuries happen in many different ways, there are certain types of accidents that seem to occur over and over again. The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries…

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Top Causes of Car Crashes in Seattle

By | Personal Injury

According to the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), there were 14,508 car crashes reported in Seattle in 2015 — the most recent year for which comprehensive data has been made available. Collectively, these motor vehicle collisions resulted in nearly 5,000 injuries. Tragically, there were also 22 fatal accidents reported…

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Washington Workers’ Compensation: Understanding Occupational Disease Claims

By | Workers Comp

Every employee in Washington deserves safe and fair working conditions. Unfortunately, far too many Washington workers suffer disabling injuries or medical conditions related to their employment. Through workers’ compensation, injured workers are entitled to financial benefits, including medical treatment and time loss benefits. Under Washington state law, workers’ compensation claims…

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