Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Worker’s Compensation Attorney

The Law is Complicated Worker’s Compensation law is highly technical. You typically must rely on case and statutory law throughout an entire claim. A solid claim can quickly unravel without the help of a trained attorney. Even experienced lawyers typically do not represent themselves in court in many cases. Attorneys have the education and are […]

Senate Bill 5115: What It Means for Frontline Workers Who Contract COVID

The Senate Bill 5115 (SB 5115) establishes health emergency labor standards. Specifically, it will affect Workers’ Compensation in Washington State by creating an occupational disease presumption for frontline employees and the contraction of COVID-19. The bill contains an emergency clause that states the bill will take effect immediately once signed. SB 5115 passed the state […]

Workers’ Compensation Today: Occupational Disease and COVID-19

See the published article here: https://www.trialnewsonline.org/trialnews/march_2021/MobilePagedReplica.action?pm=2&folio=2#pg2 Workers’ Compensation Today: Occupational Disease and COVID-19 It has been over a year since COVID-19 (coronavirus) made its appearance into our world. It has changed the way we live, interact, and work. While most businesses initially shut down, essential workers continued to remain at work. These consisted typically of […]

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 […]