Lindsey Shafar

Attorney · Lewis & Clark Law School

Lindsey Shafar is an attorney in Vancouver, Washington with experience in workers' compensation issues. Ms. Shafar has represented a variety of self-insured employers in the state of Washington and has handled workers' comp cases at the Washington Department of Labor and Industries, the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals, and the Superior Courts of Washington State.

Before practicing workers’ compensation law, she graduated from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon, and received her bachelor’s degree in International Studies from the University of Washington.

Articles By Lindsey Shafar

Tennessee Workers' Comp Claims: Eligibility, Filing and Appeals
If you've suffered a work-related injury or illness in Tennessee, you should be able to file a workers’ compensation claim and collect benefits that cover lost wages and medical care. The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development oversees Tennessee workers’ compensation claims.
When Do Workers' Comp Benefits Start?
The good news about workers’ compensation benefits is that at least some benefits start immediately.
Workers' Compensation: Permanent Total Disability and Life Pension Benefits
If you have a serious and permanent disability from your work-related injury, you may be eligible for a life pension payment from workers' comp.
If You Have a Workers' Comp Injury, Can You Choose Your Own Doctor?
Your ability to choose your own doctor for treatment related to a work-related injury covered by workers' compensation depends on the state where your claim is filed.
How Much Will I Have to Pay a Workers' Compensation Lawyer?
Attorneys who handle workers' compensation cases usually receive a fixed percentage of the benefits that a sick or injured worker is awarded.
Pre-Existing Medical Conditions and Workers' Comp Claims
If you've been injured at work or in the course of your employment, having a pre-existing illness or injury can complicate your workers' comp claim. A condition that pre-dates your industrial injury may have an impact on the workers' comp benefits you receive.
What Injuries Aren't Covered by Workers' Comp?
State law governs workers’ compensation systems, and thus what injuries are covered by workers’ compensation differs from state to state.
What Medical Expenses Will Workers' Comp Pay?
If you become sick or injured on the job, you can get workers' comp benefits that pay for medical expenses.
What Jobs Aren't Covered by Workers' Compensation?
Certain types of workers and jobs aren't covered by workers’ compensation laws. The main categories of workers that are not covered by traditional workers’ compensation are business owners, volunteers, independent contractors, federal employees, railroad employees, and longshoremen.
Workers' Compensation: Understanding Permanent Disability Ratings
Permanent disability ratings are used in workers' compensation cases to assess the degree of damage that resulted from your work-related injury or occupational disease.