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  • Work-Related Personal Injuries: How to Determine if You Can Sue Your Employer

    July 20, 2023

    Work-related personal injuries can be physically, emotionally, and financially devastating. While workers’ compensation is designed to provide medical benefits and wage replacement benefits for injured employees, there are instances when it might not be enough to cover all the damages. In such cases, you may wonder if you have the right to sue your employer. […]

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  • Investing in a Workers Compensation Lawyer: What You Need to Know About Costs In Washington

    March 16, 2023

    A workplace injury can be a life-changing event. Depending on how bad the injury is, you might not be able to work, which would mean lost wages and possible financial hardship. Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance that provides benefits to employees who are injured while on the job.  Fortunately, in Washington State, workers’ […]

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  • Top Workplace Injuries in Washington State 

    January 01, 2023

    Workplace injuries are unfortunately a common occurrence for employees in Washington State. When you have suffered serious injuries on the job, you may be left with long-term impairments or permanent disabilities that affect your ability to earn a living. As a worker in Washington State, you need to know what are some of the most […]

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  • Does the Healthcare Industry Have the Highest Rate of Work-Related Accidents and Injuries?

    December 13, 2022

    The healthcare sector is one of the largest industries in the U.S. economy. The industry has been growing rapidly in the past few years as the Baby Boomer generation is reaching retirement age and as Americans continue to live longer and require more intensive medical care. However, as the healthcare industry continues to boom, workers […]

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  • Most Common Injuries for Restaurant Workers

    November 09, 2022

    Restaurant or food service workers face a wide range of injury hazards on the job. Many accidents suffered by restaurant workers could have been avoided or prevented. Fortunately, if a food service employee is injured on the job, they can file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. Common Restaurant Worker Injuries Some of the most […]

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  • Can Seasonal Workers Get Workers’ Compensation? 

    October 21, 2022

    Many workers in Washington State are classified as seasonal workers. Seasonal workers are employees who are hired for a limited portion of the year to work for a business that is only open for part of the year or to help a business accommodate seasonal demand. Workers are then let go by the employer at […]

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  • How Much Does Washington State Workers’ Compensation Pay?

    September 28, 2022

    If you miss time from work while recovering from a work-related injury or illness in Washington State, the workers’ compensation system entitles you to receive a portion of your lost wages. These benefits are paid by the Department of Labor & Industries or by your self-insured employer. Under the workers’ comp system, benefits do not […]

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  • The Most Dangerous Jobs (According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics)

    August 15, 2022

    In the latest National Census of Fatal Occupational Industries, published in December 2021, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that there were 4,764 work-related fatalities recorded nationwide in 2020, a 10.7 percent decrease from 2019. This figure represents a fatal work injury rate of 3.4 fatalities per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers or one worker death […]

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  • The Real Reason Workplace Injuries Increase During the Summer

    July 30, 2022

    The summer months often see more injuries than at other times during the year. The increase in workplace accident rates can be attributed to several factors, including the fact that more hazardous injuries like construction, forestry, and agriculture ramp up their work in the summer, more workers enter the workforce to take advantage of summer […]

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  • Is Workers’ Comp Required in Washington State?

    May 20, 2022

    If you work in Washington State, you may wonder if your employer is required to provide you with workers’ compensation benefits in the event you are injured on the job or develop an occupational disease.  When is Workers’ Comp Required? Under Washington State law, every employer that has one or more employees are required to […]

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  • Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

    The Department of Labor and Industries manages claims for injuries at work. You are entitled to money for lost wages, medical treatment, vocational retraining, loss of body function, and in some cases a pension.

  • Personal Injury Attorney

    If your injury was caused by someone other than a co‑worker, an auto accident, or defective equipment, you may be entitled to additional compensation. Our personal injury attorney in Tacoma will evaluate your case.

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