Workers Compensation Rate to increase by an average of 4.8%.

L&I proposes a rate increase in 2023.

Starting January 1, 2023 Washington Workers’ Compensation Rate to increase by an average of 4.8% after Washington’s Department of Labor & Industries annual fall review of its workers’ compensation rates. The department recently announced a proposed 4.8% rate increase.

The rate increase is effective as of January 1, 2023 to cover wage inflation and rising medical costs. The Department projects that employers and workers will jointly pay an additional $61/year for each full-time employee. Unlike other states, Washington’s workers’ compensation is charged based on the employee’s hours worked rather than percentage of payroll which requires Washington to manually adjust its workers’ compensation rate to increase with wage inflation.

Employers should note the 4.8% is an average calculation by L&I and an employer’s actual rate change may differ depending on the employer’s individual claim history as well as changes in the number and costs of claims within their industry. Proposed rate changes for all employer risk classes may be found here: 2023RatesBusTypeClassCode.pdf (

WHC Attorneys helps clients with a variety of employment law issues. Helping good people do great things!

Wolff Hislop Crockett

Do you need legal help?

15 + 5 =

WHC Logo


12209 East Mission Avenue, Suite 5
Spokane Valley, WA 99206

Bill Pay

You can always call our office to pay by phone or click below for online payment.
Please include the client name and file number for reference.

Wolff, Hislop & Crockett’s website is prepared and maintained exclusively by our firm. All materials provided on this website, including blog articles, are for informational purposes only and are not for the purpose of providing legal advice. Access to Wolff & Hislop’s website and any of the content contained therein does not create an attorney-client relationship. You should consult with a licensed attorney to obtain legal advice regarding a specific issue or problem. The opinions expressed on this website are not to be construed as a promise or guarantee and may not reflect the opinions of the firm or any individual attorney.

All copyrightable text, images, and graphics, unless otherwise attributed to a third-party author, are the property of Wolff, Hislop & Crockett, PLLC. Other copying, distribution, modification, or transmission of website content without the prior written permission of Wolff, Hislop & Crockett, PLLC is prohibited.

Website Design & Development by: Zyph Design Co.