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Common Errors In Workers’ Compensation Claims The law is favorable to injured workers in many ways. However, most injured workers would not realize this because of the way their claims are (mis)managed by the Department of Labor & Industries and self-insured employers. Here are some of the most common mistakes we see in workers’ compensation claims. If you believe one or more of these mistakes have been made on your Washington State workers’ compensation claim, call us today for a free, no obligation, legal consultation. Mistake (1) The Department or self-insured employer will improperly make claim decisions solely based on […]
This year, in January of 2022, Christine Foster’s law firm, Foster Law PC. rang in it’s 30th year of service. Some may know, that the 30th anniversary is the year of the pearl. The pearl signifies wisdom, strength, and integrity, which are perfect descriptors of how Foster Law advocates for and cultivates relationships with their clients. In my time interviewing Christine, I was both encouraged and surprised by pieces of her story. Before beginning her journey into public service, Christine was an incredibly accomplished pianist and was pursuing a degree in piano performance. With 15 years of experience, college scholarships […]
Washington State Governor, Jay Inslee, declared a public health emergency on February 29, 2020 due to COVID 19. Restaurants and many other businesses closed or operated remotely outside of the office and away from other employees. However, health care and other front-line workers continued to work with the public and or coworkers with risk of exposure to COVID. While personal protective equipment was required, health care and front-line workers nevertheless had increased risk of becoming infected with COVID in comparison to those working remotely during “shelter-in-place”. In general, the Industrial Insurance Act covers workers who sustain an injury or disease within […]
If you are an employee at an industrial plant, there are dozens of opportunities for dangers or injuries that could be debilitating. Medical bills after these accidents can be astronomical and recovery may be lengthy. It is essential that you are aware of the dangers of working at an industrial plant and are conscious of the risk that you are taking by being employed at the plant. There are a variety of different plants that you may work at, and each comes with their assessed risks. Below is a brief list of some of the various industrial plants that can […]
One of the first things a person should do after being involved in an accident is report the incident to his or her insurer. Depending on the circumstances of the case, an accident victim will go on to file a claim with either his or her own insurer or the other party’s insurer. In some cases, insurance companies immediately approve the claim and help cover the cost of repairs and medical bills. However, some claims are denied, which can leave accident victims with no safety net. Fortunately, those whose claims have been denied are not without recourse. First Party Claims vs. […]
On March 11, 2021, Congress passed and signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which includes another economic stimulus payment. This document is intended to provide you with information and resources regarding the upcoming Economic Impact Payment (Stimulus) and provide information regarding the role your workers’ compensation benefits may or may not have on your eligibility to receive the most recent round of payments. This resource is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be legal or tax advice. We strongly recommend you contact a tax professional for any questions regarding your personal financial and […]