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Blog: Workers' Compensation

  • 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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  • Top Workplace Injuries in Washington State 

    May 01, 2022

    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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  • What You Need To Know About Workers’ Compensation and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Washington State

    April 27, 2022

    At Smith Duran Law, we are well aware of the dangers of COVID-19 and how it continues to impact health care and frontline workers across the state of Washington. We can help essential workers after they’ve contracted a contagious or infectious disease at work to secure their benefits in a workers’ compensation claim. Your employer […]

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  • Workers’ Compensation

    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

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  • Personal Injury

    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 attorney will evaluate your case.

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