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Washington Workers' Compensation
Washington is known for its beautiful landscape including Mount Rainier National Park, Olympic National Park, and the San Juan Islands. However, The Evergreen State offers much more and is home to many small businesses as well as large corporate headquarters.
Washington’s business industry has shown amazing growth in recent years. The state is known for is many places for outdoor actives such as hiking, biking, rock climbing, as well as swimming. Some of Washington’s largest industries include agriculture, aerospace, Information technology, forestry, and trade. Amazon, Starbucks, Costco Wholesale, Microsoft, and Barrett Business Services are all headquartered in the state.
Small businesses in Washington employ more than 1.4 million people. This accounts for 51% of the state’s private workforce, and with 106,400 workplace injuries, and 84 fatalities across all industries in 2019, small businesses need to make sure they workers’ compensation coverage.
Large businesses in Washington also self-insure and set aside funds that are dedicated to workers’ compensation. Zenployers is a perfect match for this as well.
Some facts about Washington Workers' Compensation
WC Overview
Workers’ compensation is “no-fault”. It doesn’t matter if an employee caused their own injury by being careless. If they are otherwise eligible, they are entitled to benefits unless they intentionally hurt themselves, they were intoxicated, or they committed fraud. Most employees need to be covered under workers’ compensation laws, but there are a few exceptions.
WC Exceptions
  • Domestic employees when there is only one per home and working no more than 40 hours per week
  • Cosmetologists & barbers who rent or lease their space
  • Repair workers, maintenance, gardeners working at a private home
WC Coverage
  • Prescriptions
  • Lost wages
  • Partial disability benefits
  • Total disability benefits
WC Payouts
Your workers’ compensation insurance must pay for your employee’s medical treatment from day one for any work-related injury. Work-related illnesses are also covered under workers’ compensation law. Illnesses or conditions caused by exposure such as mold, or products such as caustic chemicals are all covered. If your employees are injured in this way at work in Washington, they may be entitled to benefits under workers’ compensation law.
Workplace injuries required days away from work
Workplace injuries were in natural resources and mining occupations
Workplace injuries were in constructions occupations
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