Students are out of school for summer break, which increases the chances that children are left home along for periods of time. Leaving a child home alone isn’t an easy decision for any parent, even with a fully capable child and when your trip to the store is just going to last a few minutes. […]

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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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The American Automobile Association (AAA) released a Memorial Day forecast report and it predicts that this weekend will be the busiest it’s been in three years. The attorneys with Althauser Rayan Abbarno, LLP share tips for safe travels. This marks the second highest single-year increase in travelers since 2010, with 2021 being the highest. The report said […]

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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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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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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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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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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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