Category: Washington

January 18, 2013

Washington L&I’s new guidelines for opioids Rx to treat injured workers

Washington State’s Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) has issued new guidelines for prescribing opioids to treat injured workers.  Some of the more noteworthy references in the guideline publication are the following: *In general, opioid use for acute pain should be reserved for post surgery,…

September 28, 2011

WISHA Litigation – Repeat Violations

On June 1, 2006, the Washington State Supreme Court issued a significant decision concerning WISHA’s burden of proof to cite for a “repeated” violation as well as an Employer’s ability to recover attorney fees in WISHA litigation. The case involved fall protection violations of Cobra…