The injured worker was a firefighter for 20 years. After his retirement, he developed pulmonary fibrosis. His L&I claim for the condition was allowed as an occupational disease.
This case is important as it reminds workers who develop a condition after retirement, that the condition may be a valid L&I claim.
Some types of cancer are often work-related.
For more information please see: Spohn v. Dept. of Labor and Industries, 17 Wn. App. 2d 805 (2021).