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When to hire a workers’ comp attorney in 2021

By Reinisch Wilson Weier PC - on: May 03, 2021
Attorney Jenn Truong guest blogged for Approach Management Services on April 21, 2021. “When to Hire a Workers’ Comp Attorney” discussed not only claims litigation, but also employer audits and WISHA citations. Click here to read her blog.   

So where are we at with Washington’s new IME rules?

By Shawna Fruin - on: Apr 28, 2021
In 2020 and 2021, there was a lot of action in Washington’s legislature surrounding the rules for when and how employers can obtain Independent Medical Examinations (IMEs) in Washington workers’ compensation claims. In 2020, various iterations of IME updates were proposed and discussed, with final versions enacted effective January 1, 2021. In 2021, additional restraints…

An important and attractive change to structured settlement payments in Washington

By Steve Reinisch - on: Apr 26, 2021
A new statutory change to the Claim Resolution Structured Settlement Agreement (CRSSA), signed into law by Washington Governor Inslee April 16, 2021, provides a new lump sum payment option, in addition to initial payment and subsequent monthly payments. The lump sum payment provision now makes CRSSAs an even more attractive settlement option for employers and…

Are vaccine-related reactions compensable in Oregon?

By Ehren Rhea - on: Jan 04, 2021
With December news of some adverse reactions to the COVID-19 vaccine, Oregon employers may be starting to consider the legal liability of those vaccine reactions in a workplace setting. The simple answer is it depends: if medical causation is established, whether a vaccine reaction should be covered under an Oregon workers’ compensation claim turns on…

Steve Reinisch tries new Washington court procedures in Vancouver

By Reinisch Wilson Weier PC - on: Oct 02, 2020
Clark County Superior Court has made some adjustments to the Superior Court jury trial process to accommodate COVID-19 restrictions. Steve Reinisch participated September 14, 2020, in one of the first two cases that utilized the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds for the jury selection. The venue was chosen to allow social distancing during…

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