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SUBJECT INDEX

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N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A

ABATEMENT (RCW 51.32.040)

ABUSE OF DISCRETION

ACCIDENT REPORT

AGGRAVATION (RCW 51.32.160)

Applicability of 1988 amendments    
"Deemed granted" application to reopen claim   
Discretionary reopening by Director         
Effect of abeyance order on "deemed granted" provisions (RCW 51.32.160)          
Extension of time to act on application to reopen claim   
First closure based on medical recommendation      
First terminal date:  effect of Board's determination of effective date of closure          
First terminal date: effect of subsequent ministerial order   
First terminal date findings  
Last closing order not final
Objective evidence requirement    
Over seven years after initial closure (RCW 51.32.160)     
Permanent total disability 
Proximate cause of worsened condition: new injury vs. aggravation    
Proximate cause of worsened condition: new occupational disease vs. aggravation    
Proximate cause of worsened condition:  pre-existing condition       
Psychiatric conditions      
Res Judicata – See RES JUDICATA Aggravation   
Scope of Review – See SCOPE OF REVIEW Aggravation   
Survivor's benefits based on permanent total disability of deceased worker – See SURVIVOR'S BENEFITS Aggravation   
Temporary worsening      

APPEALABLE ONLY" ORDER

APPEALABLE ORDERS

Attorney fees for services rendered only before Department   
Department agreed exam  
Department order fixing interest pursuant to order of superior court 
Informal letters 
Interlocutory orders 
Ministerial orders 
Oral decisions 
Orders held in abeyance (RCW 51.52.060)     
Protest divests Board of jurisdiction over appeal – See also NOTICE OF APPEAL Protest treated as notice of appeal
Provisional time loss compensation orders (RCW 51.32.210) – See also APPEALABLE ORDERS Interlocutory orders
Self-insured employer's order (RCW 51.32.055
Temporary orders      

APPLICATION FOR BENEFITS

Application to reopen treated as accident report  
Reasonable notification    

APPLICATION TO REOPEN CLAIM

Application to reopen treated as accident report
Reasonable notification

APPORTIONMENT BETWEEN INSURERS

ASSESSMENTS

Classification of business    
Communication of order (RCW 51.48.120)     
Decisions appealable – See APPEALABLE ORDERS Informal letters 
Delegation of authority to issue Notices and Orders of Assessment    
Effect of failure to allow inspection of records (RCW 51.48.040)      
Estimated premiums       
Existence of partnership    
Failure to maintain records         
Piece Work     
Penalties       
Prime contractor liability (RCW 51.12.070)      
Reassumption of jurisdiction (RCW 51.48.131)
Subcontractors  
Successor liability — Limitation of action (RCW 51.16.190)

ATTENDANT SERVICES

ATTENDING PHYSICIAN

Selection (RCW 51.36.010)
Transfer

ATTORNEY FEES FIXED BY BOARD (RCW 51.52.120)

Attorney fees not allowed on interest award
Factors to be considered
Fees for services rendered only before Department

AUDIOLOGISTS

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B

BENEFICIARIES

Abandoment of spouse (RCW 51.08.020)
Child (RCW 51.08.030)
Dependent (RCW 51.08.050)
Permanent total disability benefits
Spouse (RCW 51.32.040)

BENEFITS PENDING APPEAL

BOARD

Additional evidence secured on Board's own motion (RCW 51.52.102; WAC 263-12-120)    
Appearance of fairness doctrine        
Binding examinations  
Constitutional questions       
County in which hearings held  
Discovery      
Equitable powers          
Examination by industrial appeals judge
Joinder – See decisions listed under JOINDER        
Jurisdiction determination based on Department file – See SCOPE OF REVIEW         
Jurisdiction in assessment appeal – See SCOPE OF REVIEW         
Jurisdiction in WISHA appeal (RCW 49.17)  
Moot Appeals 
Motion to vacate order denying petition for review 
New evidence 
Nunc pro tunc order   
Offer of judgment CR 68      
Order on agreement of parties – See also SAFETY AND HEALTH Order on Agreement of  Parties 
Petition for review 
Remand for additional evidence       
Remands from Superior Court          
Response to petition for review 
Sanctions – See SANCTIONS    
Scope of review - See SCOPE OF REVIEW Closing Order  
Stay of proceedings   
Subpoena      
Substitution of parties       
Summary judgment       
Summary judgment - time limits      
Telephone hearings        
Two member Board

BURDEN OF PROOF

Abandonment 
Employer appeal
Fraud – See FRAUD Burden of Proof         
Hearing loss   
Injury – See INJURY Burden of Proof         
WISHA appeals – See SAFETY AND HEALTH Burden of Proof   
Vocational Rehabilitation - See VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION  Burden of Proof

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C

CAUSAL RELATIONSHIP

Audiologist
Chiropractor
Psychologist

CHIROPRACTORS

COLLATERAL ESTOPPEL

Department order in another claim
Prior Board decision in same claim
Superior court judgment in unrelated case

COLLATERAL SOURCE RULE

COMBINED EFFECTS

COMMUNICATION OF DEPARTMENT ORDER

Address shown by Department records         
Failure to provide order to assignee of self-insured employer       
Failure to provide order to attorney or representative          
Presumptions of mailing and receipt 
Receipt of copy of Department order   
Strict compliance with service provisions (RCW 51.52.050)    

COMPUTATION OF BENEFITS

Burial expenses
Change of circumstances (RCW 51.28.040)
Support provided to dependents (RCW 51.32.050(5))

CORPORATE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS AND SHAREHOLDERS

COSMETIC DEFECT

COURSE OF EMPLOYMENT (RCW 51.08.013; RCW 51.08.180(1))

Abandoment
Aggressor doctrine
"Arising out of employment" test distinguished
Deviation
Dual purpose doctrine
Education and training off jobsite
Going and coming rule
Goodwill
Horseplay
Intoxication
Job site
Lunch period (RCW 51.32.015; RCW 51.36.040)
"On call" employees
Parking area exclusion (RCW 51.08.013)
Personal comfort doctrine
Reaction to treatment for probable occupational disease
Recreational activities
Resident workers
Sidewalk
Training programs

COVERAGE AND EXCLUSIONS

Chore service workers
Corporate officers (RCW 51.12.020(9) (1979); RCW 51.12.020(8) (1987)(1992))
Course of trade, business or profession of employer (RCW 51.12.020(3))
Effect of allowed Federal Employees Compensation Act claim
Elective adoption
Extraterritorial
Inmates
Federal Employees Compensation Act
Jockeys
Limited liability company
Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act
Partners (RCW 51.12.020(5))
Reciprocity agreements
Religious or charitable organizations
Self employment
Sole proprietors (RCW 51.12.020(5))
Waiver of benefits (RCW 51.04.060)

CRIME VICTIMS COMPENSATION

Temporary total disability benefits

CUSTODY OF CHILDREN

Invalid child in custody of state institution (RCW 51.32.010 and RCW 51.32.020)
Determined by court order

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D

DENIAL OF APPEAL

DEPARTMENT

Administration costs, self-insurers         
Administrative convenience   
Agreed examination    
Ambiguous orders 
Authority of Department not to pursue collection of final assessment    
Authority to adjudicate claim after closure          
Authority to adjudicate claim after closure – medical bills    
Authority to bind parties to final disposition  - See APPEALABLE ORDERS Department Agreed Exam  
Authority to honor support enforcement lien     
Authority to issue further adherence order   
Authority to issue nunc pro tunc order     
Authority to issue order while superior court appeal pending         
Authority to issue subsequent order once the period for appeal has passed 
Authority to issue subsequent order while appeal pending         
Authority to modify order   
Authority to recoup overpayment of benefits     
Authority to regulate out-of-state providers – See PROVIDERS    
Delegation of authority to issue Notices and Orders of Assessment – See ASSESSMENTS        
Delegation of authority to receive protests and requests for reconsideration – See PROTESTS     
Determination of new injury vs. aggravation (WAC 296-14-420) – See also  JOINDER Department as necessary party   
Employer inclusion in claims administration 
Providers – See PROVIDERS   
Reassumption of jurisdiction (RCW 51.48.131) – See ASSESSMENTS        
Reassumption of jurisdiction (RCW 51.52.060)     
Reassumption of jurisdiction – WISHA  - See SAFETY AND HEALTH Reassumption of jurisdiction by Department    
Rules   
Void order     

DEPOSITIONS

DIMINUTION OF DISABILITY (RCW 51.32.160)

DISCOVERY

Applicability of civil rules -- medical experts         
Motion to compel 
Physician-patient privilege        
Sanctions – See SANCTIONS Discovery

DISCRETIONARY DECISIONS

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E

EMPLOYER-EMPLOYEE (RCW 51.08.070; RCW 51.08.180)

Choreworkers 
Home remodeling contractors    
Home services provider         
Insurance agents – See INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS        
Jurors  
Loggers - See INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS        
Outside salespeople – See INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS        
Partners (RCW 51.12.020(5)) 
Real estate agents – See INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS        
Route managers       
Volunteers

EMPLOYER'S FAILURE TO PROVIDE MEDICAL CARE

EQUITABLE POWERS

ETHICS

Attorney as witness

EVASION OF BURDENS (RCW 51.04.060)

EVIDENCE

Admissibility of expert opinion - See EXPERT TESTIMONY
Attorney as witness
Collateral source rule
Documents
Effect of failure to allow inspection of records (RCW 51.48.040)
Exhibits containing hearsay
Learned treatise
Physician-patient privilege
Psychologist-patient privilege
Rebuttal testimony
Statements by interpreter

EXCLUSIONS FROM COVERAGE

EXEMPTION OF AWARDS (RCW 51.32.040)

EXPERT TESTIMONY

Admissibility of opinions
Conclusions
Scope of expertise
Vocational expert testifying by hypothetical

EXTRATERRITORIAL COVERAGE

EYEGLASSES

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F

FIXITY OF CONDITION

FRAUD

Burden of proof
Discovery (RCW 51.32.240(4))
Effect of worker's failure to present evidence when due
Material mispresentation
Time period of fraudulent activity

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H

HEARING LOSS

HEART ATTACK

Emotional stress
Unusual exertion

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I

INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS

Home health care attendant
Insurance agents
Loggers
Outside salespeople
Real estate agents
Sole proprietors

INJURY (RCW 51.08.100)

Burden of Proof   
Idiopathic fall 
Normal bodily movement     
"Physical conditions"     
Physical/mental conditions
Proximate cause: new injury v. aggravation – See AGGRAVATION          
Psychiatric conditions (mental/mental) – see also "Sudden and tangible happening"     
"Sudden and tangible happening"     
Toxic Encephalopathy      
"Traumatic nature"          
Unusual exertion not required

INTEREST (RCW 51.52.135)

Attorney fees not allowed on interest award
Fixing interest following superior court appeal
Loss of earning power benefits
Waiver impermissible

INTERPRETERS

Qualification (RCW2.43.040)
Requirement to provide at deposition
Requirement to provide at examination

INTERVENTION

Medical providers

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J

JOINDER

Department as necessary party
Multiple claims and employers
Provider as necessary party
Single claim, multiple possible employers/insurers

JURISDICTION

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L

LIGHT DUTY

LONGSHOREMEN'S AND HARBOR WORKER'S COMPENSATION ACT

LOSS OF EARNING POWER (RCW 51.32.090(3))

Comparison wages after reopening
Department obligated to make eligibility determination 
Effect of completing vocational rehabilitation  
Effect of not seeking full-time employment   
Effect of wage increase in pre- and post-injury employments  
Entitlement after reopening
Entitlement beyond date condition becomes fixed 
Proof required 
Rebuttable presumption of entitlement
Res judicata – See RES JUDICATA Time loss compensation 
Simultaneous loss of earning power and time-loss compensation 
Unemployment compensation 
Wages (RCW 51.08.178) – See TIME LOSS COMPENSATION     

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M

MARITIME CLAIMS

MEDICAL BILLS

Discretion of Department – See STANDARD OF REVIEW Medical Bills    
Recovery of overpayment – See DEPARTMENT Authority to recoup overpayment of benefits

MINISTERIAL ORDERS

MOTION TO DISMISS

Failure of make a prima facie case

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N

NOTICE OF APPEAL (RCW 51.52.050, RCW 51.52.060)

Aggrieved party
Assignee as person affected or aggrieved
Contents required
Protest and notice of appeal
Timeliness

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O

OCCUPATIONAL DISEASE (RCW 51.08.140)

Aggravation of preexisting condition
Aggravation of preexisting occupational disease vs. new occupational disease – See AGGRAVATION Proximate cause of worsened condition: new occupational disease vs. aggravation
Apportionment
Concurrent employers
Date of manifestation – see Schedule of benefits appealable     
Hearing loss   
Last injurious exposure – see Successive insurers - See also COVERAGE & EXCLUSION  
Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act     
Onset of condition 
Proximate cause: occupational disease v. aggravation – See AGGRAVATION        
Psychiatric conditions (mental/mental)      
Reaction to treatment for probable occupational disease – See COURSE OF EMPLOYMENT 
Schedule of benefits applicable 
Schedule of benefits -- beneficiary of deceased worker 
Successive insurers         
Time-loss compensation benefits         
Tinnitus         
Toxic Encephalopathy

OFFSETTING PRIVATE INSURANCE BENEFITS AGAINST TIME LOSS COMPENSATION

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P

PENALTIES (RCW 51.48.017)

Employer's liability for acts of service company       
Failure to keep records of employee hours  
Failure to secure payment of compensation (RCW 51.48.010)     
Failure to submit medical reports (WAC 296-15-070(3))         
Offsetting employment contract benefits against monetary award for permanent partial disability        
Offsetting private insurance benefits against time loss compensation
Review of penalties (RCW 51.48.080)      
Sidebar agreements
Standard of review (RCW 51.48.010) – See STANDARD OF REVIEW         
Unreasonable delay    
WISHA – See SAFETY AND HEALTH Penalties      

PENSION RESERVE

Calculation
Deduction of prior permanent partial disability award (RCW 51.32.080))(Previously RCW 51.32.080(2))
Reduction
Standard of Review

PERMANENT PARTIAL DISABILITY (RCW 51.32.080)

Ambiguous orders 
Amputation value   
Award after pension determination 
Category rating 
Cervical conditions      
Chiropractors  
Converting premature permanent partial disability award to time loss compensation 
Cosmetic defect 
Fixity of all conditions required         
Hearing loss – See OCCUPATIONAL DISEASE     
Interest (RCW 51.32.080 (6))    
Interest rate (RCW 51.32.080(4)) 
Migraine headaches     
Multiple levels of the spine   
Pension does not preclude payment of award under another claim – See also Award after pension determination 
Pension due to combined effects may preclude payment of award under another claim 
Permanent partial disability award paid in lieu of pension benefits         
Permanent partial disability award should not be converted to time loss compensation where permanent total disability follows
Prior permanent total disability determination – See Award after pension  
Rating by Board  
Schedule of benefits – See also OCCUPATIONAL DISEASE Schedule of benefits applicable      
Segregation   
Survivors’ Benefits         
Temporomandibular joint      
Tinnitus  
Twenty-five percent reduction (RCW 51.32.080(2))

PERMANENT TOTAL DISABILITY (RCW 51.08.160)

Age as factor 
Availability of work in geographical area   
Beneficiaries   
Combined effects of preexisting and subsequent disabilities      
Continuing medical benefits         
Deduction of prior permanent partial disability award (RCW 51.32.080(2))
Effective date of pension      
Employment on closing date    
Fixity of condition at time of death from unrelated cause (RCW 51.32.050(6))
Gainful Employment   
Obtaining work vs. performing work  
Odd lot          
Part-time employment   
Permanent partial disability award under another claim 
Reduction of benefits by prior permanent partial disability award  
Retroactive effective date of pension      
Subsequent industrial injury  
Survivors’ benefits         
Termination of benefits (RCW 51.32.160) – See DIMINUTION OF DISABILITY (RCW 51.32.160)     
Vocational testimony      

PETITIONS FOR REVIEW (RCW 51.52.104; RCW 51.52.106)

Issue first raised in petition for review 
Order denying appeal 
Scope of review

PRIMA FACIE CASE

PROCEDURE BEFORE BOARD

PROPERTY DAMAGE AS A RESULT OF "INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT" (RCW 51.36.020)

Breast implant
Eyeglasses

PROTEST AND REQUEST FOR RECONSIDERATION (RCW 51.52.050)

Application to reopen treated as protest          
Contents       
Department order, once protested, is not final order – See also Protest divests board of jurisdiction 
Deemed-granted application to reopen claim   
Filing by mail permissible     
Filing by mail, proof of         
Filing with self-insured employer (WAC 296-20-09701)
Limitations on time to act    
Notice of Appeal – See NOTICE OF APPEAL         
Must be in writing 
Protest of "Appealable Only" order     
Protest divests Board of jurisdiction over appeal    
Self-insured employer's order   

PROVIDERS

Approved examiners lists          
Audits 
Department's authority to regulate out-of-state providers       
Peer review    
Provider appeals         
Treatment     

PROXIMATE CAUSE

PSYCHOLOGISTS

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R

REASSUMPTION OF JURISDICTION (RCW 51.52.060)

REFUSAL TO ATTEND MEDICAL EXAMINATION

RES JUDICATA

Absence of finding concerning previously litigated issue 
Acceptance of condition    
Aggravation   
Allowance of claim   
Ambiguous orders 
Clerical error
Conditions not explicitly segregated    
Extension of time to act on application to reopen claim   
Informal letter 
Matters concluded by order rejecting a claim   
Occupational Disease
Orders void ab initio   
Segregation order   
Self-insured employer's order   
Surviving beneficiary's claim affected by prior adjudication on the merits in worker's claim   
Time-loss compensation 
Time within which Department may modify order – See DEPARTMENT Authority to modify order   
Wages at time of injury

RETROACTIVITY OF STATUTORY AMENDMENTS

Aggravation (RCW 51.32.160)
Children's benefits (RCW 51.08.030)
Interest rate increases (RCW 51.32.080(4))
Occupational disease statute of limitations (RCW 51.28.055)
Schedule of benefits applicable in occupational disease claim (RCW 51.32.180)
Social security retirement offset (RCW 51.32.225)
Underinsured motorist insurance recovery (RCW 51.24.030)
Wages (RCW 51.08.178)

RETROSPECTIVE RATINGS

Standard of review - See STANDARD OF REVIEW Retrospective rating adjustments

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S

SAFETY AND HEALTH

Amendment of citation         
Appeals         
Authority to issue nunc pro tunc order     
Burden of proof   
Burden of proof – failure to abate        
Corporate officers         
"Employee misconduct" defense         
Employer (RCW 49.17.020(3)) 
Enforcement of safety standards in federal enclave         
Feasibility defense         
General contractor liability for safe environment   
General contractor liability - multiple employer worksite        
General duty standards - WAC 296-24-073     
Grouped violations       
Grouping of violations       
Immediate restraint        
Industry-specific standards      
Leased employees     
Multiple citations        
Order on agreement of parties 
Penalties       
Process Safety Management
Reassumption of jurisdiction by Department    
Repeat violations       
Safe workplace rule          
Scope of review – SCOPE OF REVIEW Safety and Health 
"Serious" violation        
"Willful" violation       

SANCTIONS

Civil Rule 11
Discovery
Failure to attend CR 35 medical examination
Frivolous defense

SCOPE OF REVIEW

Aggravation   
Allowance of claim   
Assessments  
Closing order  
Closing order segregating condition       
Compromise of lien against third party recovery (RCW 51.24.060(3)) 
Coverage and exclusions      
"Deemed granted" application to reopen claim   
Department order not communicated          
Employer's appeal of order that holds the claim open     
Fraud determinations        
Issues limited by notice of appeal 
Interlocutory time-loss orders 
Multiple injuries 
Occupational disease and industrial injury as alternative theories         
Order terminating pension since worker gainfully employed       
Penalty assessments
Penalty assessment, Director's refusal to assess 
Rejected claim          
Safety and Health 
Second injury fund – See SECOND INJURY FUND Jurisdiction     
Suspension of benefits         
Time loss compensation 
Vocational rehabilitation determinations        

SECOND INJURY FUND (RCW 51.16.120)

Authority to reimburse self-insured employer for overpayment of time-loss compensation benefits        
Bodily disorder
Continuing medical benefit 
Date of charge against pension reserve         
Jurisdiction     
Knowledge of disabling condition       
Permanent partial disability payment (RCW 51.16.120(1)) 
Pre-existing disability        
Time loss compensation 

SELF-INSURANCE

Closing order
Subsidiaries (WAC 296-15-023

SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY OFFSET (RCW 51.32.220)

Adequacy of notice
Average monthly wage
Computation
Computation after reentitlement to benefits
Computation based on benefit levels in effect on:
Cost of living increases (COLI's)
Effective date of offset
Limitation on recovery of overpayment (RCW 51.32.230)
Loss of earning power benefits
State offset computed in same manner as federal offset
Time loss compensation

SOCIAL SECURITY RETIREMENT OFFSET (RCW 51.32.225)

Applicability
Calculation
Effective date of offset
No federal pre-emption of social security retirement offset

STANDARD OF REVIEW

Claims Administration 
Medical bills    
Penalty assessments
Pension reserve calculation
Provider revocation
Removal of physician from approved examiners list
Retrospective rating adjustments
Time loss compensation benefits as part of vocational rehabilitation plan    
Vocational rehabilitation determinations
Vocational rehabilitation vs. time loss compensation
Waiver of time limit for reopening claims

STANDING

STARE DECISIS

STATUTES

Substantial compliance

STATUTES OF LIMITATION

STATUTORY AMENDMENTS

Effective date - See RETROACTIVITY OF STATUTORY AMENDMENTS Aggravation

STATUTORY PENSION (RCW 51.08.160)

STAYS ON APPEAL

Effect of appeal to Board on Department's order
Effect of appeal to superior court on Department's authority to take further action on claim

SUBSEQUENT CONDITION TRACEABLE TO ORIGINAL INJURY

Aggravation by treatment
Injury sustained en route from vocational appointment
Migraine headaches
New incident aggravating prior injury
Worry over industrial injury causing further condition

SUCCESSIVE INSURERS

SUICIDE (RCW 51.32.020)

Permanent total disability at time of death (RCW 51.32.050(6))
Volitional act

SUMMARY JUDGMENT

SURVIVORS' BENEFITS

Aggravation
Timeliness of claim - See TIMELINESS OF CLAIM

SUSPENSION OF BENEFITS (RCW 51.32.110)

Failure to comply (WAC 296-14-410)    
Good cause    
No show fees
Refusal to attend medical examination    
Retroactive Suspension    
Vocational plan not pursued due to worker's relocation

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THIRD PARTY ACTIONS (RCW 51.24)

Accord and satisfaction
Allocation of fault
Assignment of action
Assignment of interest in distribution of recovery
Benefits
Compromise of lien
Definition of injury
Distribution of recovery
Insurance guarantee association recovery
Interest
Multiple beneficiaries
Recovery limited to injury caused by the third party
Reduction of lien due to employer fault (RCW 51.24.060(1)(f))
Settlement for nuisance value
Settlement of action
Surviving spouse's recovery for loss of consortium
Underinsured motorist insurance policy owned by employer

TIME LOSS COMPENSATION (RCW 51.32.090)

Attending physician's recommendation against return to work          
Certification by vocational rehabilitation counselor       
Certification for available light work (RCW 51.32.090(4)) 
Eligibility        
Eligibility where capable of performing light work      
Eligibility while attending medical evaluation      
Eligibility while undergoing vocational rehabilitation (RCW 51.32.095(3)) 
Entitlement beyond date condition becomes fixed 
Intermittent employment   
No presumption of continued eligibility        
Orders void ab initio   
Provisional time loss compensation (RCW 51.32.190(3) and RCW 51.32.210)     
Recovery of overpayment of benefits (RCW 51.32.240(1)) - See DEPARTMENT Authority to recoup overpayment of benefits     
Res judicata – See RES JUDICATA Wages at time of injury        
Scope of review – See SCOPE OF REVIEW Time loss compensation 
Seasonal employment – See also Wages – Intermittent/seasonal, full time or other usual wages paid others    
Simultaneous loss of earning power and time-loss compensation
Sporadic employability  
Termination from modified position         
Wage at time of injury – See RES JUDICATA Wages at time of injury        
Wage continuation precludes time loss compensation (RCW 51.32.090(6)) 
Wages (RCW 51.08.178) - Compensation 
Wages – Intermittent/seasonal, full time or other usual wages paid others    
 

TIMELINESS

TIMELINESS OF APPLICATION TO REOPEN CLAIM (RCW 51.32.160)

Applicability of 1988 amendments
Calculation of time
Issue of timeliness of application may be raised for first time on appeal

TIMELINESS OF CLAIM (RCW 51.28.050; RCW 51.28.055)

Calculation of time
Child's claim for survivors' benefits
Crime victims' compensation
Filing
Occupational disease [after 1984 amendment to RCW 51.28.055]
Occupational disease [prior to 1984 amendment to RCW 51.28.055]
Compensable disability
Divisible claims
Notification by physician
Oral reports in self-insured claims
Physician's certification (RCW 51.28.020)
Survivors' benefits
Survivor's benefits where worker dies of occupational disease

TIMELINESS OF NOTICE OF APPEAL

TREATMENT

After claim closure
Aggravation of preexisting condition
Failure to obtain prior authorization
Fixity of condition
Hearing aids
Proper and necessary medical and surgical services (RCW 51.336.010)
Recoupment of medical benefits
Spinal column stimulator
Subsequent condition impairing recovery

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U

UNUSUAL EXERTION

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V

VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION

Abuse of discretion      
Burden of proof   
Cooperation of worker relevant        
Eligibility for time loss compensation distinguished (RCW 51.32.090)   
Jurisdiction of Board – See BOARD Moot Appeals         
Standard of review – See STANDARD OF REVIEW Vocational rehabilitation determinations        
Time loss compensation (RCW 51.32.095(3)) 

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W

WAIVER OF BENEFITS (RCW 51.04.060)

WISHA

WORKER

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Update 7/2005