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Where’s My Time Loss Check?

By | Workers Comp

In 1911, the State legislature enacted RCW 51.04.010 which provides for “sure and certain relief” to workers injured in this state. The relief includes regular payment of time loss compensation. So what can you do to get your checks on a regular, 14-day schedule? The Department of Labor & Industries uses…

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Workers’ Rights Under Attack Again

By | Workers Comp

The Washington State Legislative season is upon us and that means workers’ rights will again be under attack. Employers in Washington state, through the Republican Party, continuously offer bills in Olympia that would reduce the rights of injured workers. They want to cut the amount of compensation to injured workers and…

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Put your phone away and look up!

By | Personal Injury

Distracted driving and distracted walking can cause serious injury to you or someone else. Recently, there was a tragic and fatal pedestrian accident near our office in the far north end of Belltown in Seattle.  The collision occurred at 1st and Broad, in a crosswalk during daylight hours.  A pedestrian…

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Managing Your Case

By | Workers Comp

THE IMPORTANCE OF MANAGING YOUR CASE FROM THE BEGINNING by Tom Thompson An injured worker makes decisions from day one in dealing with the Department of Labor & Industries or Self-insured Employer. It starts with filing the claim and never ends until the claim is finalized. If you have any…

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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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