Washington Workers’ Compensation & Injury Blog

Tips on Navigating the Compelled Medical Exam (formerly known as an IME)

If you are injured at work in Washington State, you are likely to be covered under the Industrial Insurance Act,…

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Sara Sanders appointed Chair of the WSAJ Workers’ Compensation Section

Congratulations to attorney, Sara B. Sanders, on being appointed Chair of the Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ) Worker’s Compensation…

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2022 Cost of Living Adjustments: What you Need to Know

Effective July 1, 2022, injured workers will see a 7.5% cost of living adjustment (COLA) to their time loss compensation…

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Data Breach at the Department of Labor and Industries

A ransomware attack on Pacific Market Research, an outside contractor for L&I, may have exposed contact information and other personal…

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From CRSSA to CRSA: SB 5046 Becomes Law

On April 16, 2021, Governor Jay Inslee signed into law SB 5046, which allows Claims Resolution Settlement Agreements (formerly known…

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IMEs – What are my Rights?

Under WAC 296-23-362, injured workers have the right to bring an adult friend or family member to Independent Medical Exams…

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COVID-19 Stimulus Checks

What is a COVID-19 Stimulus Check? When Congress passed its coronavirus relief package, it provided for checks to be sent…

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Washington Supreme Court Victory for Injured Workers

On December 6, 2018, the Washington State Supreme Court issued its opinion in the matter of Murray v. Department of…

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Richard Weiss Retires May 15, 2018

After 37 years of practice in the legal profession, Richard Weiss retired on May 15, 2018. From Mr. Weiss’s letter…

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First Responders Can Now File Occupational Disease Claims For PTSD

On March 23, 2018, Governor Inslee signed into law SSB 6214.  This law allows firefighters, EMTs, and law enforcement officers…

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