• The Walthew Workers’ Comp Blog

    This blog by The Walthew Law firm will keep you informed about changes in workers’ compensation laws and social security benefits in Washington state, as well as educate you about workers comp rights. Learn more about what’s happening in our state and at The Walthew Law Firm.

  • Jul
    21
    Charlie Warner, Founding Partner

    An article by Mike Costello of The Walthew Law Firm. Did you know that long-time Walthew partner, Charlie Warner, in addition to dedicating his legal career fighting for the rights of the people of Washington State, is also a decorated Continue reading →

    Jul
    15
    COLA Increase & Workers’ Comp Ruling

    Effective July 1, 2016, The Department of Labor & Industries will apply a 2.63% cost-of-living (COLA) increase to time loss compensation and pension benefits. The increase is based on the 2015 increase in the state average wage as published by Continue reading →

    Jul
    5
    Heller Nominated for College Football HOF

    Our very own Bob Heller was nominated for the College Football Hall of Fame. Bob has a vast legal knowledge, but his big heart and love of people have guided him throughout his life and career. Continue reading

    Jun
    21
    Drugs For Pain: Facts To Know

    The relationship between legal marijuana usage and employment is changing. Understand that using marijuana has consequences. If you get caught working or driving under the influence of marijuana, there can be serious consequences.
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    Jun
    8
    Five of The Most Dangerous Driving Habits

    Everyone should know about these common dangerous driving habits, so we can avoid them and be safer, more responsible drivers. After all, you wouldn’t want to be hurt in a car accident or hurt someone else, would you?
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    May
    17
    How Our Three Practice Areas Overlap?

    What do our three legal practice areas have in common? First and foremost for The Walthew Law Firm, it’s all about helping people.
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    May
    2
    ATV Over the Cliff!

    When potential clients come to the office, I look at every case as being unique, even if I have seen the type of injury dozens of times in the past. That’s because the injury IS unique to the person who Continue reading →

    Apr
    11
    Walthew Receives Alvin Anderson Award

    In 2011, the Washington State Association for Justice awarded The Walthew Law Firm its prestigious Alvin Anderson Award. The annual award recognizes an individual or firm in Washington state that exhibits extraordinary energy, effort, and commitment to enabling WSAJ to Continue reading →

    Feb
    8
    Where’s My Time Loss Check?

    In 1911, the State legislature enacted RCW 51.04.010 which provides for “sure and certain relief” to workers injured in this state. The relief includes regular payment of time loss compensation. So what can you do to get your checks on Continue reading →

    Nov
    20
    Workers’ Rights Under Attack Again

    The Washington State Legislative season is upon us and that means workers’ rights will again be under attack. Employers in Washington state, through the Republican Party, continuously offer bills in Olympia that would reduce the rights of injured workers. They want Continue reading →

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