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Psychological Treatment Under the L&I System

August 3rd, 2017 Posted by Workers' Compensation 0 comments on “Psychological Treatment Under the L&I System”

There is a natural psychological impact on any worker who has been seriously injured and/or unable to work for a long period of time.  The most common psychological conditions are the  result of a psychosocial fallout of serious injuries or occupational diseases are depression, anxiety and various adjustment disorders.  Many injured or sick workers suffer without seeking treatment even though treating the psychological damage of an injury or disease may be even more important (in individual cases) than treating the physical harm of that injury.  Each person reacts to serious injury or disease in their own way, but the vast majority of those who have suffered serious limitations related to their L&I matter will require psychiatric assistance. (more…)

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How to Handle Truck Driver & Delivery Driver Injuries

August 3rd, 2017 Posted by Workers' Compensation 0 comments on “How to Handle Truck Driver & Delivery Driver Injuries”

At Washington Law Center, we are very familiar with the injuries/occupational diseases suffered by truck drivers and delivery drivers. At any one time we represent numerous workers injured in this line of work.  Whether it’s climbing in and out of cabs, tying down loads, manipulating cargo during delivery or just the process of sitting while suffering over the road vibrations; truck driving and delivery drivers can take a tremendous toll on the body.  In addition, truck and delivery drivers are often the victims of motor vehicle accidents in which non-professional drivers cause injurious accidents to the professionals.  These are just some of the examples of ways professional truck drivers get injured or worn down over time.  Either way, a workers’ compensation or Labor & Industries claim should be filed in Washington. (more…)

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Reopening a L&I Claim Under Washington Labor and Industries State Laws

March 7th, 2017 Posted by Workers' Compensation 0 comments on “Reopening a L&I Claim Under Washington Labor and Industries State Laws”

If your Washington L&I claim has been denied in the past and you’re looking to see if you’re eligible to reopen it, there’s still a chance. Read my summary below to see if you are eligible for “good cause.”

If you need help reopening an L&I claim, feel free to reach out to myself or any of the experienced Tacoma L&I attorneys at Washington Law Center.

“Can I Reopen My L&I Claim?”

RCW 51.32.160(1)(d) provides that an application to reopen an L&I claim shall be granted if the Department of Labor & Industries does not issue an order of denial within 90 days of the Department’s receipt of that application.  

However, there is one exception to this rule. (more…)

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Heart Attacks at Work Under Washington’s Industrial Insurance Act

January 23rd, 2017 Posted by Workers' Compensation 0 comments on “Heart Attacks at Work Under Washington’s Industrial Insurance Act”

The ramifications for suffering a myocardial infraction (heart attack) at work are significant.  If the worker dies, the spouse and minor children are entitled to substantial awards of money, potentially to include a pension for the remainder of the spouse’s lifetime, if the claim is found to be compensable under Washington’s Industrial Insurance Act.  If the worker doesn’t die, there will still be very expensive cardiac rehabilitation and medication costs which will typically devastate the worker’s finances and often force the worker and his/her family into bankruptcy if the heart attack claim is denied. (more…)

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