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2021 Workers’ Comp Cost of Living Increase in Washington (A Record High Increase)

By | Media & News, Workers Comp

Effective July 1, 2021, the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) will apply a 10.1 percent cost-of-living increase to time-loss, pension, and loss-of-earning power benefits. This is the single largest year-over-year increase in the average wage in Washington in recorded history. 2021-2022: Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) and Workers’ Comp Benefits The…

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Workers’ Comp Claims are Surging Among Frontline Workers—What You Need to Know About COVID-19 Exposure

By | Media & News, Workers Comp

The coronavirus (COVID-19) is a fast-spreading disease that poses a serious risk to most people, but especially to older adults, people with underlying medical conditions, and healthcare and frontline workers. The Washington State Department of Health reports that more than 17,600 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in this State as…

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Front Lines of the Coronavirus Outbreak: What First Responders and Health Workers Need to Know About Workers’ Compensation in Washington

By | Media & News, Workers Comp

As of March 16th, 2020, the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) reports that more than 167,500 cases of the novel coronavirus have been confirmed worldwide. Originating in Hubei Province, the virus—officially known as COVID-19—has spread all around the globe, with communities in China, South Korea, and Northern Italy being hit the…

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