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 […]

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 […]

SECURITY GUARD JOBS – WHAT ARE THEY REALLY?

The Department and employers often suggest an injured worker is employable, or can be retrained, as a Security Guard and/or Surveillance-System Monitor (watching video monitors), which they frequently view as a sedentary unskilled job. However, frequently these jobs are more physically demanding and require more skills than suggested by the Department and employers. Physical demands […]