Helping Workers Get The Treatment And Benefits They Need

May 2013

Former State Representative Argues Against Workers Aged 40–55 Settling Their L&I Claims

Former Democratic state representative Brendan Williams argues against proposed changes allowing workers, aged 40 to 55, to settle their L&I claims. Currently, workers over 55 may settle part of their claim. Medical benefits, however, cannot be settled. Read More...
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Snohomish County Labor Council President Argues Against Settlements For Workers Aged 40–55.

Snohomish County Labor Council President Darrell Chapman says proposed changes allowing injured workers 40–55 to settle their L&I claims are not in the best interests of injured workers.
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Seattle Times Editorial Board Favors Workers Aged 40–55 Settling Their L&I Claims.

Seattle Times: Lawmakers should pass workers’ comp reform. State lawmakers should approve a workers’ compensation reform bill to lessen expected future increases in taxes.
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Cabinet Maker CEO Favors Letting Workers Aged 40–55 Settle Their L&I Claims

CEO Bill Weaver of Canyon Creek Cabinet Co. favors proposed changes allowing workers aged 40–55 to settle their L&I claims. He believes settlements will minimize increases in employers’ L&I costs. Read More...
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Tacoma Woman Charged With Stealing $50,000 In Benefits From L&I

A 39-year-old Tacoma woman faces charges on five counts of theft for fraudulently collecting more than $50,000 in workers' compensation benefits from the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I).
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L&I fines King County Gun Shop $23,480 For Exposing Workers To Lead

The Department of Labor & Industries has fined a King County gun shop $23,480 for exposing workers to health hazards caused by lead exposure. Wade's Eastside Gun Shop, Inc. in Bellevue was cited for 17 violations of worker safety and health rules at the business's indoor firing range. Read More...
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L&I Awards $100,000 Grant To UW/Harborview Medical Center For Return-To-Work Program

The Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) has awarded the University of Washington (UW), in collaboration with Harborview Medical Center, a $100,000 grant to help get injured health-care workers back on the job sooner. Read More...
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Self-Insured Employers Will Be Required To Explain L&I’s Medical Network To Injured Workers

Starting this Friday, 5/10/13, self-insured employers will have to follow new rules for telling their injured workers about L&I’s medical provider network and how to use it. Read More...
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Jail Time For King County Man Who Faked Work Injuries To Get Drugs

Jose Ramon Amaya-Hernandez thought he found the perfect way to get prescription narcotics – go to a hospital claiming to be in pain due to a work related injury. However, an investigation by the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) uncovered the scam. Read More...
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