Lance Palmer


This Note focuses on the current state of occupational disease coverage under the workers' compensation system in Washington, and will review the legislative history, the administrative interpretation, and the judicial development of the occupational disease law. Further, after setting forth the broad policy goals behind the Industrial Insurance Act and outlining Washington's occupational disease statute, this Note will conclude with a discussion of the supreme court's analytical framework for a fair, workable, and uniform method for adjudicating occupational disease claims in Washington.