Medical-Only L&I Claims and Workers’ Compensation Claims in Washington State

What is a “medical only” workers’ comp claim? As the name suggests, when an L&I claim is medical-only, then L&I or the self-insured employer only pays for medical expenses. Therefore, you don’t receive other benefits such as time-loss compensation, loss of earning power, or permanent partial disability. You also can’t get total permanent disability or… Continue reading Medical-Only L&I Claims and Workers’ Compensation Claims in Washington State

L&I Covid-19 Premium Deferral Program and the L&I Accident Fund

L&I premium payments for employers and employees A few weeks ago I posted an article about the health of the L&I Accident Fund. There, I discussed how historic rebates depleted the fund and led to significant premium hikes. However, these last few months, COVID-19 impacted our economy greatly. Therefore, we must be especially careful to… Continue reading L&I Covid-19 Premium Deferral Program and the L&I Accident Fund

Car Accident Lawyers Tell You What Your Insurance Company Doesn’t Want You To Know

Motorcycle and car accidents are increasing every year across the United States. While most accidents are not serious, some can cause lifelong disabilities that are difficult to live with. If you have sustained injuries or become disabled from an automobile or motorcycle accident, you may benefit from speaking to car accident lawyers for advice. So,… Continue reading Car Accident Lawyers Tell You What Your Insurance Company Doesn’t Want You To Know

L&I Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) and the Washington State Accident Fund

Cost of living adjustment under an L&I claim In short, L&I benefits are going to increase by a little over 6% this year. This is a historically high increase. Last year, the cost of living change of 5.5% was also historically high. COLAs are based on the average annual wage of all workers in Washington… Continue reading L&I Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) and the Washington State Accident Fund