Washington officials are warning drivers to be mindful on the road as a record number of people were killed statewide in crashes last year, according to the Washington Traffic Safety Commission. Last year’s total of 633 traffic deaths marks a 20-year high and the numbers for 2022 are on the rise. That rate outpaces 574 […]

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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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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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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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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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What are Loss Of Earning Power Benefits? Injured workers with an open L&I Claim for workers’ compensation who have returned to work may be eligible for Loss of Earning Power (LEP) Benefits. LEP benefits can help make up the difference between what you were making at the time of the injury and today; including past […]

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Americans are traveling at pre-pandemic levels; not seen since 2019! The Attorneys with Althauser Rayan Abbarno want you to be prepared for the inevitable headaches at the airport and on the road. Busy Travel For the past two year, many holiday festivities were delayed due to pandemic closures and restriction. Thanksgiving is the first major […]

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Drunk driving is a continuing problem during the holiday season that begins during Thanksgiving week and extends through New Year’s Day. Already in 2021, there have been 59 deaths from alcohol related collisions reported to the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and almost 900 confirmed injuries. Many more go unreported. According to the National […]

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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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