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What is a Reasonable Commuting Distance?

When an employer makes a return-to-work job offer to an injured worker, the job that is offered must be within a reasonable commuting distance in order for the job offer to be deemed valid. A reasonable commuting distance is determined by looking at the considerations set forth at WAC 296-19A-010(4),…

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Washington Workers’ Comp Legal Causation Standards

Determining Work-Relatedness (“Causal Relationship”) in Washington State Industrial Insurance Act matters: In completing causation analysis, objective physicians must consider the following applicable legal standards:      a. An injured worker becomes eligible for Industrial Insurance Act coverages (medical or wage loss indemnity benefits such as time loss, LEP, PPD or…

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