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Board of Indust Insurance Appeals

RCW 7.68, 41.04, 41.26, 41.40, 41.32, 41.35, 49.17, 49.22, 49.26, 49.70, 51.48, 51.52, 70.74, 88.04

The Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals is responsible for the resolution of appeals on industrial insurance workers' compensation cases, including assessment of industrial insurance premiums and service provider appeals; citations issued under the Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act (WISHA); assessments and penalties issued under the Worker and Community Right to Know Act; decisions affecting compensation of innocent victims of crime; safety appeals for late night establishments; the Charter Boat Safety Act; the Explosives Act; asbestos certification; limited appeals under LEOFF (Law Enforcement Officers and Fire Fighters); and death benefits for certain public employees. In addition, the Board must review and approve or disapprove all Claim Resolution Structured Settlement Agreements entered into by workers and the Department of Labor and Industries or a self-insured employer.

Agency Mission

The mission of the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals is to serve the public by resolving appeals in a consistent, impartial, timely, and efficient manner.
Request 55,517,000
Net change from current biennium 5,205,000 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 10.3% Increase

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2021-23 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2019-21 Actual 2021-23 Estimated 2023-25 Proposed
Industrial Insurance Premium Refund - Nonappropriated
Info Tech Invest Rev Acct - Nonappropriated 109,396
10,000 Worker/Community Right to Know Acct - State 10,000 10,000
25,152,000 Accident Account - State 22,715,964 25,152,000 27,756,000
25,150,000 Medical Aid Account - State 22,716,989 25,150,000 27,751,000
50,312,000 Total Appropriated Funds 45,542,349 50,312,000 55,517,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 22,461,722 22,384,683 7,752,202 27,643,000 27,874,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
535,131 1.2% (15,405,464) (33.8%) 25,380,115 84.2%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2020-21 Actual 2021-22 Estimated 2022-23 Estimated 2023-24 Proposed 2024-25 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 139.9 143.6 143.2 166.3 164.1