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    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.

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    Will Feds Oversee Workers’ Comp?

    NPR recently reported that the US Labor Department was calling for “exploration” of federal oversight and federal instituted minimum benefits in state workers’ compensation. The article, written by Howard Berkes and Michael Grabell for NPR.org and featured on The Walthew Continue reading →

    It’s Your Right To Vote

    Most of the country is aware that the November election is fast approaching. At The Walthew Law Firm, we hope that every U.S. citizen registers to vote and exercises their right to cast a vote on Election Day. After all, Continue reading →

    Starting a Workers’ Compensation Claim

    When you get injured on the job, Workers’ Comp should give you immediate safety-net benefits that can help you make ends meet until you get better. If you suffer a work injury, there are only a few simple, but important, Continue reading →

    Is “Happy Labor Day” Enough?

    As social security benefits and workers’ compensation lawyers in Seattle, The Walthew Law Firm appreciates it when the media stands up for workers everywhere, particularly in the Pacific Northwest. That’s why we were drawn to a recent Seattle Times Op-Ed Continue reading →

    Labor Day’s True Meaning

    The first Monday in September is nationally recognized as Labor Day. We all enjoy a three-day weekend and see the holiday as the symbolic end of summer and maybe our last chance to get out of town. But, behind this Continue reading →

    Charlie Warner, Founding Partner

    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 World War II veteran? He entered the Army in June Continue reading →

    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 →

    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

    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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    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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