45 year old Spanish speaking only worker from Othello injured his back in 2003, Claimant retained the legal services of Calbom & Schwab in 2004, after the Department of Labor and Industries closed his claim without award for permanent partial disability. Calbom & Schwab appealed the closure of the claim, overturned the decision, then got time loss compensation benefits reinstated. On several subsequent occasions, the Department terminated claimant’s time loss compensation and closed the claim without award for permanent partial disability. Calbom & Schwab, through multiple appeals and protests, always managed to get benefits reinstated. In April of 2011, Claim was closed with a $7,558.00 award for permanent impairment. CAlbom & Schwab has appealed the recent closure and is currently seeking pension benefits on behalf of the injured worker.