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Workers Comp

Washington Bill Provides Help for Ill Hanford Workers

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On March 7th, 2018, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed HB 1723 into law. This bill significantly broadens the workers’ compensation eligibility criteria for Hanford workers. Hanford is a decommissioned nuclear production site, located just off the Columbia River, in Benton County, Washington. Photo Credit: Tri-City Herald   Like many Cold…

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When Will I Get My Workers’ Compensation Payments?

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As noted by the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries, the overwhelming majority of workers in Washington are covered by the state’s mandatory workers’ compensation insurance program. If you or a loved one has been hurt on the job, you may be entitled to recover medical benefits, time-loss compensation,…

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Can a Workers’ Compensation Claim Be Reopened?

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If you meet the required legal elements, your Washington State workers’ compensation claim may be reopened. In the event that you need to reopen a workers’ compensation case in Washington, it is imperative that you take immediate action. You have a limited time to apply to reopen and receive full…

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Workers’ Compensation – What To Do When Filing A Claim

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Am I covered? Washington Workers’ compensation coverage is extremely broad. The vast majority of non-feder al employees working in Washington State are covered by Washington State workers compensation. There are few exclusions to Washington State’s mandatory workers’ compensation coverage including but not limited to: domestic servants (if the employer has…

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How the Government Shut-Down Impacts L&I

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Injured workers who are unable to work as a result of an on-the-job injury rely on their time loss compensation checks. These checks, while they don’t completely replace wages, are a lifeline which allows payment of rent and purchase of food – the basic necessities of life. Often, people in our legislature forget that fact.

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Workers’ Comp Under Attack by Big Business

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The following article is from our newsletter. Sign up for our quarterly email and learn more about The Walthew Law Firm, our Everett and Seattle social security disability attorneys, personal injury law, and workers’ compensation. Washington has one of the most efficient and cost effective workers’ compensation programs in the…

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