Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1951 NO. 135 > Sep 26 1951

When the Department of Labor and Industries or an employer appeals to the superior court from an award of the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals, payment of the award of the Board should not be made until final adjudication by the court.  However, when neither the Department nor an employer files an appeal from an award of the Board, but the only appeal to the superior court is by the claimant seeking an increase of award granted, the Board's award should be promptly paid when the time for further appeal by any interested party has elapsed.