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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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, […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Generally, employees injured at work may not sue their employer or other employees outside of the Workers’ Compensation system. However, the right of an injured worker or their beneficiary to seek damages against a responsible third party is an exception to the general rule. Hiring a personal injury and workers’ compensation law firm like Althauser […]

Read More

Injured workers may be eligible for a “light-duty job”.  The attorneys with Althauser Rayan Abbarno offer FREE workers’ compensation consultations in Olympia and Centralia to make sure you know all your rights and receive all your benefits. Injured workers may be eligible for time-loss, loss of earning power, permanent partial disability, pension, vocational benefits, and […]

Read More

A study of First Responders published in the Journal of Emergency Medical Services found that 3,447 (86%) of the 4,022 respondents experienced critical stress and 1,383 (37%) of the respondents had contemplated suicide. Sadly, the study found 225 (6.6%) had actually tried to take their own life. This year, the Legislature passed Senate Bill 6214, […]

Read More

A workplace injury can be devasting to families. A work injury can lead to financial ruin, strained relationships and even homelessness. If you’ve suffered a work injury, and you don’t know what to do, you have four choices: do nothing; depend on the advice of your employer; struggle on your own; or seek the advice […]

Read More