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Penalties Against Self-Insured Employers

By | Workers Comp

If medical bills aren’t paid when due or medical treatment not authorized in a timely fashion, it can cause significant harm to injured workers and their families. Consistent nonpayment or late payment of medical bills is one of the reasons doctors opt out of treating injured workers. It’s just too…

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Fraud and Willful Misrepresentation

By | Construction Accidents, Workers Comp

Fraud and Willful Misrepresentation

You may have noticed that the Department of Labor & Industries has been advertisingforpeople to come forward and report injured workers they think are committing fraud. There are some clear-cut incidences of worker fraud such as working and receiving time loss at the same time. However, this type of fraud is not nearly as common as the Department would like you to think.

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New Walthew Location in Seattle

By | Media & News, Workers Comp

The Walthew Law Firm has moved from the Pioneer Square neighborhood to Belltown. Our firm has a long history dating back to the 1930s. We enjoyed our previous residence at the Walthew Building in Pioneer Square for over forty years. The new Walthew Building is located at 3000 1st Avenue,…

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Social Media and Injuries

By | Workers Comp

You have Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter accounts. You have posted video about yourself to YouTube. You are hip, happenin’, and connected. Then you are involved in an automobile accident or an on-the-job injury. Should you be concerned about who can see what you are posting? The answer is absolutely yes….

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Staying in Contact With Your Legislators

By | Workers Comp

The Workers’ Compensation Act in the State of Washington is a creature of legislation. Therefore, it is constantly under attack in Olympia by Big Business in hopes of reducing injured workers’ benefits. It is imperative that voters in the State of Washington stay on top of what is taking place…

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Social Security and Workers’ Comp – can you get both?

By | Workers Comp

     Did you know that you may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits while receiving benefits under a workers’ compensation claim? Obtaining both may result in greater total compensation.  Medicare benefits may also be available.      Workers’ compensation and Social Security Disability benefits can be paid at the…

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What is a Third-Party Claim?

By | Workers Comp

Living with an injury is often the most difficult thing to do. An appropriate third party claim, along with your workers’ compensation benefits, can go a long way to making this difficult part of your life less burdensome. Workers’ comp provides you with benefits that can keep you going until…

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