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The Implications of Pre-Existing Conditions on Workers’ Compensation Claims

Workers’ Compensation coverage is designed to help ensure you obtain the compensation you need to cover medical treatment and lost wages if you are injured in the workplace. Importantly, you should still receive Washington Labor & Industries (L… Read More
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Can You Receive Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability Benefits?

If you were hurt on the job, you may be wondering what benefits you might be entitled to if your injuries prevent you from working. Although the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) system can provide you with Workers’ Comp… Read More
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What is a Functional Capacity Evaluation?

A functional capacity evaluation is a test that is performed by an occupational therapist or other healthcare provider to determine an injured worker’s physical abilities. Simply put, they are designed to provide objective information regarding the… Read More
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Steps to Take Immediately After a Work-Related Injury

A workplace accident can be devastating — physically, emotionally, and financially. Injuries that happen at work can require extensive medical treatment and you might also incur lost wages while you are recovering. If you were hurt on the job, it i… Read More
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Returning to Work After a Workplace Injury

A workplace injury can require you to be out of work for a considerable amount of time as you heal. Unfortunately, employers might attempt to get you to return to work after an injury sooner than you should to avoid exposure to the full amount of Wor… Read More
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Does Workers’ Comp Cover Mental Health Issues?

Workers’ Compensation provides a variety of benefits to workers who have sustained physical injuries or occupational diseases in connection with their employment. However, these types of ailments are not the only ones that might be job-related. In… Read More
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What is the Difference Between Workers’ Comp and Personal Injury Claims?

A work-related injury can have a significant impact on your life and livelihood. If you were hurt on the job, you might be wondering whether you are entitled to compensation. There are two claims you might be able to file after a workplace accident,… Read More
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Independent Medical Examinations (IMEs): What You Need to Know

If you have filed a claim with the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) for a workplace injury, you may be required to attend an Independent Medical Examination, commonly referred to as an IME. While the purpose of these ex… Read More
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Are Seasonal Employees Eligible for Workers’ Comp?

Employers in various industries often hire workers to help meet demand during a peak season. A seasonal work relationship can often benefit both an employer who is looking to reduce costs and an employee who may want to pick up extra work during the… Read More
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Workers’ Compensation Claims for Occupational Diseases

Everyone has the right to a safe working environment. Unfortunately, some occupations are particularly hazardous — especially those that involve exposure to chemicals, carcinogens, and dangerous substances. While workers who suffer an injury on the… Read More
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