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Permanent Partial Disability Hearing Loss

19 Mar 2013

Hearing loss doesn’t always have to be equal bilaterally to still have compensable hearing loss paid by the Department of Labor and Industries. There are cases where the source of noise is greater on one side than the other. For instance, someone who is operating a drilling apperatus and standing on one side of the [...]

Permanent Partial Disability Hearing Loss

Senate OKs Lump-sum Workers Comp Buyouts

20 May 2011

The Washington State Senate passed landmark state workers compensation reform legislation on March 5, 2011.  It was embodied in SB 5566. The Senate-approved measure would drastically change Washington State’s workers’ compensation system by establishing an option for lump-sum settlements for claimants who are looking at long-term disability (pension benefits).  Under the Senate version of the [...]

Senate OKs Lump-sum Workers Comp Buyouts