The Department of Labor and Industries sets the rate, but what you pay is based on the accident and illness rates in your industryspecific job and your company’s claims history. Rates vary widely, depending on how risky a job is. For example, the rate for a few select jobs in the logging industry exceeds $10 per hour. For less risky clerical workers, the rate is as low as 11 cents for every hour worked. Rates within a particular industry will vary depending on the frequency and cost of workers’ compensation claims filed by a particular company.
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