• 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.

  • Oct
    16
    Important Changes for Telecommunication Industry in Washington

    Good news for workers in the telecom industry: Washington State has taken strides to be a leader in protecting cell tower climbers, with the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) announcing strong, new health and safety regulations. Development has been Continue reading →

    Sep
    8
    Third-Party Construction Lawsuits in the Crane Capital of America

    It’s official: The Emerald City remains the crane capital of the U.S. for the second year in a row. The Seattle Times has reported that there were 62 construction cranes in the city at the beginning of 2017. That’s nearly Continue reading →

    Jun
    19
    How the Government Shut-Down Impacts L&I

    Injured workers who are unable to work as a result of an on-the-job injury rely on their time loss compensation checks. These checks, while they don’t completely replace wages, are a lifeline which allows payment of rent and purchase of food – the basic necessities of life. Often, people in our legislature forget that fact. Continue reading

    May
    4
    Four Ways to Practice Defensive Driving

    These days it’s not hard to spot distracted drivers – answering phone calls, replying to text messages and paying little attention to the road. Unfortunately, these are the kind of drivers who cause accidents. With more people and cars on Continue reading →

    Feb
    28
    Workers’ Comp Under Attack by Big Business

    The following article is from our newsletter. Sign up for our quarterly email and learn more about The Walthew Law Firm, our Everett and Seattle social security disability attorneys, personal injury law, and workers’ compensation. Washington has one of the Continue reading →

    Feb
    5
    How An Insurance Adjustor Handles Your Personal Injury Claim

    If you are injured because of the negligence of someone else, you may have a claim for damages for your medical treatment, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Understanding how the insurance adjustor handles your claim will help you know Continue reading →

    Jan
    23
    Whose Fault Is It Anyway?

    The following article is from our newsletter. Sign up for our quarterly email and learn more about The Walthew Law Firm, our Everett and Seattle disability lawyers, personal injury law, and workers’ compensation. When you are injured due to another Continue reading →

    Jan
    15
    What is Vocational Retraining?

    A significant impact of an on-the-job injury is how it can affect your ability to earn a living. If your injury prohibits you from returning to your original job or any jobs for which you have experience, you may be Continue reading →

    Dec
    28
    Safety During the Holidays and Winter Months

    The following article is from our newsletter. Sign up for our quarterly email and learn more about The Walthew Law Firm, our Seattle and Everett workers’ compensation lawyers, personal injury law, and our social security disability services. As the weather Continue reading →

    Dec
    12
    2017 Workers’ Comp Rates Rise by Less Than One Percent

    On November 30, the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) announced that the average premium for workers’ compensation coverage would rise by only 0.7% in 2017. L&I covers about 2.6 million workers and determines rates for about 170,000 Continue reading →

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