Washington Workers’ Compensation & Injury Blog

2021 Cost of Living Adjustments: What You Need to Know

Effective July 1, 2021, injured workers will see a 10.1% cost of living adjustment (COLA) to their time loss compensation…

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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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Social Security Retirement Offset Fix Becomes Law

On March 22, 2018, Governor Inslee signed into law HB 1336.  Prior to HB 1336 becoming law, all workers receiving…

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Civil Arbitration Bill Becomes Law

On March 13, 2018, Governor Inslee signed into law the Civil Arbitration Bill, EHB 1125.  This bill, which is effective…

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Washington State Legislature Avoids Shutdown

Good news! On Friday, June 30, 2017, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee signed into law the new state budget. This…

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