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Applying for Social Security Disability

3 Mar 2015

In my worker’s compensation practice, those who are unable to work often ask about applying for Social Security disability. If they don’t ask, I will take the time to advise them of the advantage of receiving Social Security disability in addition to their worker’s compensation benefit. Applying for these benefits is easy. If you have […]

Applying for Social Security Disability

Your Right to Choose Your Medical Provider

11 Feb 2015

When you are injured on the job, or suffer an occupational disease, your first steps will be to obtain a medical provider and to file an industrial insurance claim. All too often, workers are told by an employer, or someone in a Human Resources department with the employer, that they need to go to a […]

Your Right to Choose Your Medical Provider

Liability Waivers in Washington Personal Injury Cases

4 Feb 2015

If you or your children have ever participated in activities such as organized sports or fun-runs, attended a motocross or racing event, or even perhaps ridden carnival rides, it’s likely you signed a liability waiver. The basic idea of the waiver is to release one party from all liability related to its services, including negligent […]

Liability Waivers in Washington Personal Injury Cases

Bicycles Versus Cars – what to know to keep you safe

26 Jan 2015

In the spring, summer and fall months in Eastern Washington we see a lot of bicyclists out enjoying the beautiful weather, getting some exercise, or commuting to work. When a bicyclist is on the roadway, however, there are specific laws in place to protect not on the bicyclist, but pedestrians and even those operating vehicles. […]

Bicycles Versus Cars – what to know to keep you safe

Hiring an attorney – Web review

7 Jan 2015

  Hiring an attorney – web review will tell you much about them? If you have been injured, you probably should have an attorney.  Listen to Abraham Lincoln and others. The law allows you to represent yourself.  But look a little deeper at the sage advice from a very wise and respected persons of the […]

Hiring an attorney – Web review

Personal Injury Jury Trial Experience for Client

25 Aug 2014

After completing two jury trials recently, it caused me to reflect on what the experience must be like the client. From the attorney’s perspective, there is so much taking place in regard to presenting the case in an effective manner that we are at risk of not appreciating the emotional turmoil experienced by the client. […]

Personal Injury Jury Trial Experience for Client

Facing the Truth about your Health

21 Aug 2014

Whether filing for Social Security Disability (SSD), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or Worker’s Compensation, coming to terms with the panoply of medical conditions that render you disabled is often a difficult challenge. As human beings, we derive pleasure and meaning from being productive, from contributing to our families, to our communities, through the work we […]

Facing the Truth about your Health

Getting Your Claim Reopened for Worsening Injuries or Conditions

25 Jul 2014

Last month I wrote about the basics of getting a claim reopened after a closing order has become final. The statute of limitations for doing so, as I pointed out in that article, is seven years from the date of the first, final closing order. But the question arises: what is the legal basis for […]

Getting Your Claim Reopened for Worsening Injuries or Conditions

Reopening a Claim an Industrial Injury or Occupational Disease

25 Jun 2014

When an injured worker has his/her closed, under RCW 51.32.160, the worker has a right to reopen their claim, with certain requirements and limitations. First, the right to reopen for worsening accrues to the injured worker and last for seven years from the date of the first closing order that becomes final. The Department of […]

Reopening a Claim an Industrial Injury or Occupational Disease

SSD & SSI Benefits

15 Jun 2014

If you have become disabled, you need help. Help to pay your bills, help to maintain your financial sense of security…

SSD & SSI Benefits