Getting to Know WWO: Doug Wyckoff

Q. When you’re not working, how do you like to spend your time? A. Reading, gardening. I used to follow Husky football, when that existed. Q. What are you currently (or most recently) reading? A. “Blitzed!” A story about how Germany’s pharmaceutical companies supplied meth and cocaine to the Nazi soldiers during World War II. […]

COVID-19 EXPOSURE AT WORK?

With the State of Washington reopening, there are concerns that returning workers could be exposed to COVID-19 while on the job. So, if you are exposed on the job, what do you do? We are here to help answer these questions! CAN I FILE A CLAIM WITH L&I IF I HAVE BEEN EXPOSED WHILE AT […]

COVID 19 – CORONAVIRUS UPDATE 03.24.20

Effective March 23, 2020, our office is temporarily closed to the public, due to the Covid 19 / Coronavirus restrictions. Our staff will be working remotely and we are continuing to provide our services to our clients.    If you need to contact our office, please call 360.528.4800 and leave a voice message.  We are checking our voice […]

RECENT BIIA DECISION 05.29.18

Ms. Bruhn was originally injured in July of 2006, while working as a barista.  An expresso machine was falling, and she reached up to stop it.  She developed right carpal tunnel syndrome and underwent surgery.  However, the surgery did not fully cure her condition. Her case was complicated due to the fact that, prior to […]

WAYNE WILLIAMS NOW A MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL COLLEGE OF WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAWYERS

We are pleased to announce that Wayne Williams, of our office, was recently accepted as a member of the National College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers. The College was established to honor those attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their practice in the field of workers’ compensation. In order to attain membership, “these individuals have convinced […]

LINE OF DUTY DISABILITY BENEFITS – LEOFF

The Washington State Court of Appeals for Division 2 recently ruled in favor of our client, Frank Shaw, in an appeal we had taken from a decision of the Department of Retirement Systems.  The issue involved in the appeal was the correct legal test the Department of Retirement Systems is required to apply to determine […]

PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS: THE STRAW THAT BROKE THE CAMEL’S BACK

Frequently, workers compensation claims boil down to medical causation.  That is, whether your condition is, in part, related to your industrial injury or occupational disease/repetitive trauma. The key here is the “in part” requirement. There can be several factors contributing to your condition, such as age, arthritis, smoking, obesity, etc.  However, only part of your condition […]

WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER APPEALING A DEPT. OF LABOR & INDUSTRIES’ ORDER

All parties have the same appeal rights. Any party (employer or injured worker) can appeal an Order from the Department of Labor and Industries (Department) to the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals (Board.) BOARD OF INDUSTRIAL INSURANCE APPEALSThe Board is a state agency which is separate from the Department of Labor and Industries. The Board’s […]

THE PERFECT PORK CHOP

Prior to the 1950s, most pork chops were marbled with fat, much like beef steaks. That was because the pigs were mostly raised for their lard. With the introduction of oleomargarine and other vegetable oil products, farmers started breeding more lean pork meat. The pork industry successfully rehabilitated the reputation of pork, marketing it as […]

HORNS & HOOKS

Recently, I came across a great new magazine called Horns and Hooks which focuses on outdoor adventures in the western states. Many of the articles are geared toward fishing and hunting trips right here in Washington. This magazine contains a broad range of articles with many useful tips and practical advice on how and where […]