Workers’ Compensation can be complex and confusing. And, there is a lot at stake when mistakes are made, like time loss payments, medical treatment, and claim acceptance. A frequently asked question is “how long do I have to report a workplace injury?” Here is the answer from our injury attorneys at Althauser Rayan Abbarno, LLP. […]

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Injured workers in the State of Washington may qualify for vocational retraining. Workers and a vocational rehabilitation counselor (VRC) draft a training plan for a new job, if the worker is unable to return to the job of injury. Your Worker’s Compensation attorneys with Althauser Rayan Abbarno are here to help! How does COVID vaccination […]

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Under the state’s industrial insurance laws, a worker who, in the course of employment, is injured or suffers disability from an occupational disease is entitled to certain benefits. Proving an occupational disease requires a worker to show the disease arose naturally and proximately out of employment. Certain occupations, such as firefighters, have a presumption that […]

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Workers who, in the course of employment, are injured or disabled from an occupational disease are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, which may include medical, temporary time-loss, vocational rehabilitation benefits, and permanent disabilities benefits. Eligible workers have the option to settle parts of their workers’ compensation claims through structured settlements. Settlements are available for injured […]

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I was injured at work and my employer wants to choose my doctor! An injured worker is not required to see a “company doctor” or the employer’s preferred doctor!  Injured workers have the right to choose their own doctor.  Injured workers also have the right to decide who, if anyone, will accompany them to the […]

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Vocational Counseling: L&I Workplace Injuries If you were injured at work and have an open L&I claim, you may be eligible for a Vocational Counselor. Vocational Counselors help injured workers and employers identify return to work options including job modifications. If no appropriate return to work options can be identified with your employer, the vocational […]

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Local L&I Injury Attorneys Delivering Results Althauser Rayan Abbarno has offices located in Centralia and Olympia and helps injured workers in Lewis and Thurston counties, and beyond. Established in 1946, our experienced attorneys are located where you work and where you live, our injury attorneys are available to meet with you to discuss your case, […]

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Many of us spend more time at work than we do home with our families. That is why there is a term “work family”. We may also be more likely to have a workplace injury. The insult to injury is the attitude and demeanor change by “work family” after a workplace injury- it can become […]

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The attorneys with Althauser Rayan Abbarno have offices in Centralia and Olympia and offer Free Injury Consultations by calling (360) 736-1301.  Since 1946, Althauser Rayan Abbarno has represented individuals in our community injured at work, in car accidents, and due to the negligence of others. Regardless of the nature or extent of your injury we […]

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