January 9, 2018

What is Worker’s Compensation? (FAQ Video Part 1)

Workers’ Compensation Insurance, also known as Workers’ Comp, can help give your employees the benefits they need if they suffer a work-related injury or illness. Each state has its own respective workers’ compensation insurance laws. If your employee gets injured on the job, or while acting on your behalf, workers’ comp can help. For example, if they get in an accident while driving to make a delivery to your customer, workers’ comp can help pay their medical costs. Workers’ comp can also help cover injuries from work-related: Violence, Terrorism and Natural disasters. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Workers’ Compensation […]
March 7, 2017

Congratulations to our own Christine Foster

The Lawyers of Distinction is pleased to announce that Christine Foster of Seattle, has been certified as a member. The Lawyers of Distinction is recognized as the fastest growing community of distinguished lawyers in the United States.   Membership is limited to the top 10% of attorneys in the United States.  Members are accepted based upon objective evaluation of an attorney’s qualifications, license, reputation, experience, and disciplinary history.   Lawyers of Distinction shall not offer membership to more than 10% of attorneys in any given state. Lawyers of Distinction uses it own independent criteria, including both objective and subjective factors in determining if […]
January 20, 2017

Worker’s Compensation Claims and Pain Medication

Many of our current and former clients are dealing with chronic pain from their work injuries. We see chronic pain management as one of the biggest issues for our clients and one that is affecting injured workers across the country. According to the CDC, more than 16,000 Americans died from prescription painkiller overdoses in 2013– quadruple the total in 1999. In a 2014 study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute examining 264,000 claims from 25 states, researchers found that 65 to 85 percent of injured workers in most states received narcotic painkillers. Opioids, a group of drugs which includes oxycodone and morphine, […]
January 5, 2017

Foster Law Office Receives 2016 Seattle Award

Foster Law PC has been selected for the 2016 Seattle Award in the Business Services category by the Seattle Award Program. Each year, the Seattle Award Program identifies companies that have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Seattle area a great place to live, work and play. Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2016 Seattle Award Program focuses on […]
December 13, 2016

Why We Do What We Do: Vouching for Those The Department Is Rooting Against

From time to time over the years, people have asked me if I see a lot of people faking injuries or taking advantage of the system. I occasionally do come across these people and I avoid representing them.  The vast majority of my clients are hard-working people who have been cheated from the benefits they should be provided pursuant to our Industrial Insurance Act based on premiums paid into the system by both employers and employees.   I want to share a case on point.  Right now, my associate is meeting with a Client whose benefits were abruptly terminated a number […]
December 1, 2016

Congratulations to our own Tara Reck

Congratulations to Tara Reck for being named to Super Lawyers 2016 Top Women Lawyers. Each year, Super Lawyers recognizes the top lawyers in Washington via a patented multiphase selection process involving peer nomination, independent research and peer evaluation. The Washington lawyers who receive the highest point totals during this selection process are further recognized in Washington Super Lawyers Top Lists. Tara Jayne Reck is dedicated to the representation of Washington State’s injured workers, with a special focus on trial advocacy. Since being admitted to practice in 206, she has assisted disabled individuals in pursuing Social Security disability benefits and injured […]