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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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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Children are returning to school full-time after a long summer and hybrid/at-home school year in 2020. There is a lot of excitement in the air and vehicles on the road. The attorneys with Althauser Rayan Abbarno remind you to drive safely and avoid collisions and injuries by staying alert. The National Safety Council and Washington […]

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Do You Need a Police Report to Prove Fault in a Car Accident? A police report is not needed to prove fault or liability in a car accident, but having one can make it easier and will avoid disputes over liability. After a car accident, insurance companies often want to know who is the at-fault […]

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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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The attorneys with Althauser Rayan Abbarno are supporting students in both Lewis and Thurston counties with their sponsorship of the Centralia Back to School Supply Drive and The Little Red Schoolhouse Project.  Althauser Rayan Abbarno has offices in Centralia and Olympia. In Centralia, the Back-To-School Supply Drive was started by Althauser Rayan Abbarno partner Peter […]

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The Washington State Legislature is considering a change to the definition of “Theft” as defined in RCW 9A.56.020.  Currently, Theft means To wrongfully obtain or exert unauthorized control over the property or services of another or the value thereof, with intent to deprive him or her of such property or services; or By color or aid […]

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