May 27, 2022

Common Errors In Workers’ Compensation Claims

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 […]
March 2, 2022

Feature Interview: Christine Foster

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 […]
January 4, 2022

COVID-19 and Workers’ Compensation

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 […]
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. […]
Buy now