Self-Insurance Chapter 48 Penalty Table 

Per RCW 51.48.095​ penalties under chapter 48 shall be adjusted for inflation every three years beginning July 1, 2023.
51.48.017 ​ Self-Insurer delaying or refusing to pay benefits

51.48.030​ Failure to keep records and make reports

51.48.040​Inspection of employer’s records 

51.48.080​ Violation of Rules 


51.48.110​ Decedent having no beneficiaries – payment into supplemental pension fund
September 1, 2020 – June 30, 2023

Effective for penalties requested on or after these dates​​
$1000.00 or
25% of amount due or underpayment made to the claimant​​

$500.00 or two hundred percent of the quarterly tax for each offense, whichever is greater​​

Not to exceed $500.00 for each offense​​

Not to exceed $1000.00​

Sum of $10,000.00 less any amount that the self-insurer paid under RCW 51.32.040(2) as payment due for the period of time before the worker’s death​