Causey Wright

Causey Wright

Causey Wright works with injured or disabled workers. We represent claimants with workers' compensation claims filed in Washington State.

Firm Overview

We roll up our shirt sleeves and dig in. We take pride in the work that we do, just as you do. If you are looking for someone to work with you, to guide you, to help, then contact us.

We are located in the Belltown neighborhood of downtown Seattle. We're just minutes from Seattle Center, I-5 and 99, with plenty of on-street parking. Although we represent clients across the country, Seattle is our home.
Main Office
Main Office
2601 4th Avenue, Suite 340, Fourth & Vine Building
Seattle  WA  98121
Phone
  • 206-292-8627
Fax
  • 206-292-8196
Websites

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?
Free Consultation and Case Review.
Workers Compensation
Our work is to steer those who need help navigating the systems they never expected to find themselves in after an injury, or due to an illness or disability, fighting against a government agency or insurance carrier.
Every case is unique, but some of the more common issues that arise in workers' compensation claims include problems with:
-Claim allowance
-Wage and compensation rate-setting
-Payment of time loss compensation
-Authorization for medical procedures or allowance of medical conditions
-Return-to-work and vocational disputes
-Permanent impairment rating discrepancies
-Total disability pension
-Structured settlements

Appeals to the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals or higher courts on these or other issues
Fees are generally based on a percentage of benefits obtained under the claim. In certain cases where representation is needed but no monetary benefits are at issue, other special fee arrangements can be made, on a case-by-case basis.

Jay Causey

Jay Causey practiced for nearly 40 years in the area of workers compensation and disability law, including Washington state workers compensation claims, Social Security disability cases, Longshore and Harbor Workers Act cases, Defense Base Act claims, and maritime injury cases. As of the end of 2016 he retired from active case handling, but will continue to assist Causey Wright with management and practice development, along with his ongoing organization work.

Under Causey Mediation, Jay offers mediation services in Longshore and Harbor Worker, Defense Base Act, and complex workers compensation cases.

Jay is past chair of the Workers Compensation Section of the Washington State Association for Justice, and from 1994 to 1995 served as Chair of the Workers' Compensation section of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA), now called the American Association for Justice (AAJ). Jay was a founding and charter member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives, established in 1979.

In 1995, Jay was one of a cadre of lawyers involved in national workers compensation issues who founded the Workers Injury Law & Advocacy Group (WILG), a non-profit association connecting and supporting workers attorneys in all 50 states. From its inception with fewer than 20 lawyers, WILG membership is now comprised of over 1100 attorneys, paralegals, and other associates, and is now regarded as the principal national watchdog organization monitoring and defending the rights of injured and diseased workers. WILG has played a significant role in helping states resist proposed changes to their workers' compensation systems that reduce coverage and benefits. Jay has been a member of the WILG Board of Directors since its creation, has served a two-year term as president, currently serves as a Vice President and member of WILG's Executive Committee, and is creator and an editor of Workers' First Watch, WILG's periodical magazine.

Jay served regularly over the past several years as a mediator in claims under the Longshore and Defense Base Acts, traveling to a number of western states. He has been listed in 'Best Lawyers in America' in workers compensation, has been named by Seattle Magazine as one of 'Seattle's best lawyers' and has been recognized annually since 1998 as one of Washington's 'Super Lawyers'. In 2009, Jay was elected a fellow of the American Bar Association's College of Workers Compensation Lawyers, and was the recipient of WILG's Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2017, commemorating his retirement from practice, the Washington Association for Justice presented Jay with the President's Award in recognition for forty years of dedication to the cause of injured workers at the state and national levels.

Jay received his JD from the University Washington School of Law 1971. He graduated from Yale University in 1967 with a BA in history. He also served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps Reserve.

Brian Wright

ATTORNEY/OWNER
Rising Stars List 2016-2017, Super Lawyers;
Eagle Member of the Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ) and Chair of its Workers Compensation Section;
Amicus Committee, Workplace Injury Law and Advisory Group (WILG)

Brian attended the University of Washington, graduating in 2009 with degrees in Political Science and Japanese Linguistics. While attending the Seattle University School of Law, Brian served on the law review and was a member of the editorial board, serving as a research and technical editor. In his third year, Brian won the Seattle region of the American Bar Association's National Appellate Advocacy Competition, and competed in the final round in Chicago where his team won an award for the fifth best brief in the nation. Brian graduated cum laude in May of 2012, and was nominated as a faculty scholar.

Away from the office, Brian enjoys working on his new home, cycling, hiking, and playing the drums.

Jane E. Dale

ATTORNEY

Rising Stars List 2010, 2016-2017, Super Lawyers;
Top Women Lawyers List 2016-2017, Seattle Met Magazine

Jane Dale is a litigation attorney who practiced in a variety of legal areas before finding her passion in workers’ compensation. Jane attended the University of Washington, where she majored in Business, with an emphasis in Finance, and minored in Political Science. She then went on to attend law school at Seattle University where she was a Moot Court participant and an editor for a law periodical. Jane graduated, cum laude, with her juris doctorate in 2007.
Jane joined the Causey Law Firm team in 2014, now Causey Wright. She has found her calling helping injured and disabled persons fight for the treatment and benefits to which they are entitled, going up against the Department of Labor and Industries, self-insured employers and retrospective rating group employers administratively and in litigation before the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals and at the superior court level.
Jane is admitted to both the Washington State Bar as well as the Western District of Washington in federal court. She is also admitted to the Elwha, Hoh and Makah Tribal Courts.
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