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Injured Worker Can't Retain Double Recoveries

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 | 0

The Washington Court of Appeals ruled that a worker was not entitled to retain his double recovery of benefits under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act and the Industrial Insurance Act. Case: Peterson v. Department of Labor & Industries, No. 53885-7-II, 04/20/2021, published. Facts and procedural history: Joshua Peterson injured his back in 2011 while working on a barge in navigable waters. He filed a workers' compensation claim with the Department of Labor and Industries. Peterson said he was injured while performing “rigging” and “general labo...

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