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
A personal injury claim is a tort claim (a civil wrong by one person upon another, causing loss or harm resulting in legal liability for the one who caused the harm or tortious act, the tortfeasor). This personal injury claim has two facets to it, liability and damages. What are the damages suffered by the… Continue reading Different Kinds of Personal Injury Claims
If you have had the great misfortune to have been bitten by a dog and have suffered any type of injury, it is extremely important for you to obtain legal representation. A lot of money may be on the line, which may be very important if you end up having large medical bills, and have… Continue reading Dog Bite? Why You Need a Dog Bite Lawyer
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
When you are seeking car accident personal injury compensation, you need to make sure you are properly prepared for your case. In this article, we are going to talk about how you can best prepare for your auto case. Depending on the state you reside in, you may not be able to get any type… Continue reading Car Accident Personal Injury Compensation Explained
When you bring a claim for either personal injury or clinical negligence one of your main concerns might be whether or not your case will go all the way to trial. Going to trial can be a daunting thought, the idea of standing in front of a Judge and having the Defendant’s pick your case… Continue reading Will You Have to Go to Court?
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
In this article, we will be looking at claiming for future losses when you bring a claim for clinical negligence of personal injury. In particular the cost of future treatment and how you would go about claiming for such a loss, considering that it may not have happened yet. If you have been injured through… Continue reading Can You Claim for the Cost of Future Treatment?
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