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You can receive a DUI for being High

Washingtonians can receive a DUI for driving while high, according to a recent Washington state Supreme Court decision that upholds the state’s decade-old law regulating marijuana use behind the wheel of a car. All nine justices rejected the argument that a 2017 DUI was based on an arbitrary and vague standard for THC levels in […]

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What is a Workers’ Compensation ‘presumption’?

A presumption is a legal concept that shifts the burden of proof in an injury claim from the employee to the employer. The presumption shift generally applies to employees in occupations that present unique work conditions. When an injury is covered by a presumption law, the employer has a large legal burden to prove the injury […]

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Cyber Stalking becomes Cyber Harassment and a Felony!

The Washington State Legislature made some changes to the cyber stalking law by renaming the crime Cyber Harassment and increasing the penalties. According the criminal defense attorneys with Althauser Rayan Abbarno, Cyber Harassment has serious consequences for both victim and the accused. According to the new crime of Cyber Harassment found in SB 5628, a […]

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New Workers’ Compensation law addresses re-opening cases

A new law passed by the Washington State Legislature and signed by Governor Jay Inslee addresses certain unique re-opening situations. House Bill 1902 provides for reopening a workers’ compensation claim where the provider fails to submit the application. The attorneys with Althauser Rayan Abbarno can help by offering a free consultation on your claim. Current […]

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New Landlord-Tenant Law Addresses Security Deposits and Damage

Washington State House Bill 2064 was signed into law by Governor Jay Inslee on March 17, 2022 makes changes to the Residential Landlord-Tenant Act as it relates to security deposits and damages to the property caused by tenants. The law takes effect 90 days after the legislative session concluded on March 10, 2022. Residential Landlord-Tenant […]

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New Law Restricts Phone Solicitations

A new law signed by Governor Jay Inslee restricts bothersome telephone solicitations. House Bill 1497 “An Act Relating to Commercial Telephone Solicitations passed the State Senate 47-0 and the State House 90-5 becomes effective in June 2022. What the new law does Restricts telephone solicitation to the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m; Requires […]

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How to file a Workers’ Compensation claim after an injury

A common question our injury attorneys at Althauser Rayan Abbarno, LLP receive is “How do I file a workers’ compensation claim after being injured on the job?” First, before filing a claim, be sure to report the injury to your employer and seek medical help. Injured workers have the right to see THEIR doctor and […]

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What are Light Duty Jobs After Workplace Injuries?

If you’ve been injured at work, certain medical restrictions may prevent you from returning to your regular job, regular duties, and regular hours. Don’t lose hope for a return to work! You may be eligible to return to work in a light duty capacity while still receiving medical benefits. Research shows the sooner you return […]

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Are your workers’ compensation expenses being reimbursed?

Travel Expenses Travel expenses will only be reimbursed by the Department of Labor and Industries if: Reimbursement is preauthorized by your claim manager. The provider is further than 15 miles one way from your home (30 miles round trip). There are no providers within 15 miles of your home that could treat your condition. The Travel Reimbursement Request must be completed and […]

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