There are two kinds of workers’ compensation claims in Washington State: An industrial injury claim and occupational disease claim. Often, arguments are made to decide if an industrial injury claim should be allowed... Read more.
In the State of Washington, claim administration can either be State funded or Self-insured. Both types of claims are governed by the same Industrial Insurance Act. We have experience representing all... Continue to read.
The term “time-loss compensation” refers to the benefit that L&I provides when injured workers are temporarily and totally disabled. Here is the legal definition of temporary total disability and the medical certification... Continue reading.
The open and active phase of an L&I claim or self-insured employer workers' compensation claim is the phase where the claim is open and the injured worker is actively receiving necessary and proper... Read more.
In State funded workers’ compensation claims, when we speak of settlements, we usually mean structured settlements or CRSSAs. If you are over 50 years old and have an accepted claim that is older than 180 days... Continue to read.
Sometimes injured workers suffer such significant permanent impacts from their industrial injuries and illnesses that they are incapable of returning to work. Under the Industrial Insurance Act, this is called Total Permanent... Read more.