November 17, 2021

Different Types of Industrial Plants and Workers Compensation Rights (Industrial Injury FAQ)

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 […]
May 17, 2021

Six Tips for Dealing With Insurance Adjusters

Car accidents are a serious problem in communities throughout Washington. According to the Annual Collision Summary, which was published by the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), there were 117,053 motor vehicle collisions in the state in 2015. In total, these crashes resulted in 49,505 reported injuries, and sadly, at least 551 traffic deaths. Victims of car accidents are entitled to receive full compensation from the party that was at fault for the crash. Unfortunately, in practice, fair compensation is often difficult to obtain. The big insurance companies work aggressively to try to limit how much can be recovered by injured […]
April 19, 2021

What to do When Insurance Denies Your Claim?

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. […]
March 15, 2021

Workers’ Compensation Benefits and My Economic Impact (Stimulus) Payments

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 […]
February 15, 2021

How much time do I have to file a Workers’ Compensation claim?

OK, I notified my employer. How much time do I have to file a Workers’ Compensation claim? The actual statute of limitation for Workers’ Compensation claims imposes a more precise time track compared to your duty to forthwith notify your employer. Depending on the nature of your work-related illness or injury, either of two deadlines will apply to you: If you suffer a work-related injury, you have one year, starting on the day after the accident, to file your Workers’ Compensation claim. If you contract a work-related illness (an “occupational disease”), you have two years from the date on which […]
January 19, 2021

Mandatory vaccine policies may have workers comp implications

The COVID-19 vaccine rollout has begun in health care and senior living facilities across the U.S., and employers in many industries are eagerly awaiting the chance to have their employees vaccinated against the coronavirus. However, employers must balance their desire for a safe workplace with the risks of requiring vaccinations and the potential workers compensation implications if a worker experiences serious side effects, experts say. Employers “need to recognize that if they do impose a vaccination mandate that it’s likely that they are going to have to pay for the vaccination, that this will be compensable work time, and … […]
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