Causey Wright works with injured or disabled workers. We represent claimants across the country with workers compensation claims filed in Washington State.
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 are just minutes from the Seattle Center, I-5 and Highway 99, with plenty of on-street parking. Although we represent clients across the country, Seattle is our home.
2601 4th Avenue, Suite 340, Fourth & Vine Building
Seattle WA 98121
Free Consultation and Case Review.
9:00 - Noon & 1:00 - 5:00 pm
We work to steer those who need help navigating the workers compensation system after an injury, or due to an illness or disability. We fight against the Department of Labor and Industries, RETRO Group Employers or insurance carriers for our clients.
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 awards and impairment rating discrepancies -Total disability pension -Structured settlements Appeals to the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals or higher courts on these or other issues are pursued when benefits cannot be obtained administratively on your behalf. Contact us to receive a free analysis of your case. We will share our opinion about the benefits you should be receiving and how best to obtain them.
Workers' compensation is our primary focus. Our attorneys are involved, on both the state and federal level, to improve the circumstances of injured workers through legislation and court activity.
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.
Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ): Eagle Member, past Chair of its Workers' Compensation Section.
Workplace Injury Law and Advisory Group (WILG): Amicus Committee, Rising Star in 2014.
Super Lawyers: Rising Stars List 2016-2018.
Brian grew up in the greater Seattle area and worked various jobs in the construction industry until he returned to school, earning degrees in Japanese Studies and Political Science from the University of Washington. He obtained his law degree, cum laude, from Seattle University School of Law, and served on the editorial board of the Seattle University Law Review. Brian is licensed to practice before the Washington State Supreme Court, United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Brian represents injured and disabled workers with workers' compensation claims before the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries and those covered by the federal Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act which includes waterfront workers, overseas defense contractors (Defense Base Act), and domestic non-appropriated fund employees at U.S. military installations (Nonappropriated Fund Instrumentalities Act).
Brian also collaborates with other law firms filing lawsuits in Washington State on behalf of victims of asbestos-related diseases, and he litigates the occasional Jones Act/maritime case.
In addition to his busy litigation practice, Brian is active with several organizations which help preserve the rights of injured workers. He is an Eagle member of the Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ), and for 2017-2018 he served as the Chair of its Workers' Compensation Section. Brian is also a member of the Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group (WILG), a national non-profit organization dedicated to representing the interests of injured workers and their families. He has written and filed "friend of the court" briefs in Washington State on behalf of WILG in significant workers' compensation cases.
Outside the office Brian enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter. He can often be found working on his house, cycling, hiking, fly fishing, or playing the drums.
Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ): Eagle Member.
Workplace Injury Law and Advisory Group (WILG): Member.
Super Lawyers: Rising Stars List 2010, 2016-2018.
Seattle Met Magazine: Top Women Lawyers List 2016-2018.
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 represents injured or disabled workers with claims before the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. In her daily practice, Jane fights for the treatment and benefits to which her clients are entitled, going up against the Department of Labor and Industries, self-insured employers and retrospective rating group employers administratively and, when necessary, in litigation before the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals and at the superior court level. Jane is a tenacious advocate for her clients, whether she is arguing her point to a claims manager or presenting her case to a judge or jury.
In her prior practice, Jane focused on felony and misdemeanor criminal cases, a variety of family law cases, some civil cases and even the occasional tribal jurisdiction case. Jane also worked as a public defender before entering private practice. This variety of courtroom experience gives her a strong footing in her current workers' compensation practice.
Jane is an Eagle member of the Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ), and was a speaker at WSAJ's annual workers' compensation seminar. Jane is also a member of the Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group (WILG), a national non-profit organization dedicated to representing the interests of injured workers and their families.
Jane has been named a Top Women Lawyer by Seattle Met Magazine, 2016 - 2018. Jane was labeled a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers magazine in 2010 and 2016 - 2018. She is admitted to both the Washington State Bar as well as the federal court, Western District of Washington.
When Jane isn't in the courtroom, she can be found playing softball or tennis or, if she's lucky, traveling with her wife.
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