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Claim allowed after Retirement

On Behalf of | Feb 18, 2022 | Workers' Compensation

The injured worker was a firefighter for 20 years. After his retirement, he developed pulmonary fibrosis. His L&I claim for the condition was allowed as an occupational disease.

This case is important as it reminds workers who develop a condition after retirement, that the condition may be a valid L&I claim.

Some types of cancer are often work-related.

For more information please see: Spohn v. Dept. of Labor and Industries, 17 Wn. App. 2d 805 (2021).