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Guest Blog: Variations in symptom intensity, duration and functional incapability after injury

By Reinisch Wilson Weier PC - on: Jun 02, 2022
Guest Blogger: Dr. Michael B. Vessely   Injuries have predictable recovery trajectories. Sprains, strains and most fractures heal within consistent timeframes. However, there are individuals with these types of injuries who continue to have more than minor symptoms without objective findings, long after their injury has healed. Some have greater symptom intensity or functional incapability…

Limiting Maphet in Washington

By Sara Wong - on: May 03, 2022
The Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals recently released its list of 2021 significant decisions, and the list includes two decisions limiting Maphet and providing employer tools to limit claim exposures. Clark County v. Maphet, 10 Wn. App. 2d 420 (2019) is a 2019 Washington Court of Appeals Division II decision that holds an employer is…

New IME rules cheat sheets available

By Reinisch Wilson Weier PC - on: Apr 21, 2022
New Washington IME rules take effect April 23!   As a follow-up to our April 20, 2022, webinar, we’re making available to everyone our Washington IME Rules Cheat sheets for you to download — CLICK HERE.    

Washington Board Significant decisions refresher: Penalties

By Mary Hannon - on: Dec 03, 2021
Welcome to our Significant Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals Decisions Refresher series, which focuses on Board decisions that form the fundamentals of claims processing in Washington. The following is one of twelve blogs that will break down some of the most impactful Board significant decisions. Each blog will include key takeaways from referenced Board decisions…

Significant Washington Board decisions refresher: Time-loss compensation and loss of earning power

By Mary Hannon - on: Nov 19, 2021
Welcome to our Significant Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals Decisions Refresher series, which focuses on Board decisions that form the fundamentals of claims processing in Washington. The following is one of twelve blogs that will break down some of the most impactful Board significant decisions. Each blog will include key takeaways from referenced Board decisions…

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