Category Archives: Workers Comp

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 →

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

Workers’ Comp Under Attack by Big Business

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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 →

Workers’ Comp Structured Settlement vs. Pension

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. People often ask Continue reading →

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 and featured on The Walthew 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 →

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 →

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