The increase will cost employers an average of about $10 more a year per employee, L&I said, while most workers will not see an increase in what they pay.

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The average premium for workers’ compensation coverage in Washington will rise 0.7 percent in 2017, the state Department of Labor & Industries announced.

That increase will cost employers an average of about $10 more a year per employee, L&I said, while most workers will not see an increase in what they pay.

Employers and employees pay into the workers’ comp system so they’re covered if someone suffers a work-related injury or illness. L&I said it covered nearly 93,000 claims last year.