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Federal: Plaintiffs’ Tort Action Against Employer Fails Where Injury Was Shown to Be “Substantially Certain,” But Washington State Law Required a Showing of Actual Certainty
Posted on 7 Aug 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

Construing Washington state law, a federal district court has dismissed a civil action filed by an employee and his spouse against an employer that alleged the employer had actual knowledge that prolonged exposure to alumina caused illness to the lungs... Read More

What’s Really Behind the Decline in Workers’ Comp Claim Rates?
Posted on 9 May 2015 by Thomas A. Robinson

New study suggests improved safety is only partially the answer given the considerable shift of care from workers’ comp to private insurance coverage Thomas A. Robinson, J.D., the Feature National Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation... Read More

How Washington State Is Beating the High Cost of Prescription Drugs
Posted on 20 Nov 2011 by John Stahl

Washington State Combines Preferred Drug List and Volume Buying By John Stahl, Esq. Like the weather, increasingly high costs of the deluge of prescription drugs prompt complaints by everyone who provides workers’ compensation coverage... Read More

How Washington State Is Beating the High Cost of Prescription Drugs
Posted on 20 Nov 2011 by John Stahl

Washington State Combines Preferred Drug List and Volume Buying By John Stahl, Esq. Like the weather, increasingly high costs of the deluge of prescription drugs prompt complaints by everyone who provides workers’ compensation... Read More

WA: L&I Completes Inspection of State Petroleum Refineries, Cites BP Cherry Point for 13 Safety Violations
Posted on 5 May 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

TUMWATER, WA – The Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) today announced it has cited the petroleum refinery BP Cherry Point for 13 serious safety violations discovered during an inspection that began in November. The citations carry a combined... Read More

WA: L&I Urges Workplace Safety for Teens as Summer Hiring Season Nears
Posted on 7 May 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

TUMWATER – On average, 79 young workers are injured every working day in Washington state – or, about three every hour. Statistics like these from the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) are reminders that teens, parents and... Read More