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Wayne H. Mukaida

  • Workers' Compensation, Personal Injury
  • Hawaii
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Mr. Mukaida has represented hundreds of injured workers before the Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. He has also handled workers' compensation cases before Hawaii's Intermediate Court of Appeals and Supreme Court:

Wilson v. State, Dept. of Health, 131 Haw. 545, 319 P.3d 464 (2014) (corrected 2/4/2014) (equitable estoppel against employer);

Van Ness v. State Dept. of Education, 131 Haw. 545, 319 P.3d 464 (2014) (compensable pulmonary condition due to vog);

Alayon v. Urban Management Corp., CAAP-11-0000676 (12/31/2014) (A claimant should not be denied benefits under Hawaii`s WC law simply because her physicians failed to properly enter the requisite report in the prescribed manner);

Panoke v. Reef Development of Hawai‘i, Inc., SCWC-11-0000556 (12/14/2015) (A reasonable degree of specificity is required in order for medical opinion evidence to rebut the presumption of compensability);

Ihara v. DLNR, 141 Hawai'i 36, 404 P.3d 302 (2017) (Extent of disability must be expressed as a percentage).

Practice Areas
Workers' Compensation
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
  • Free Consultation
    The initial 45 minute consultation is without cost. Workers' compensation fees are subject to approval by the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations or the court.
  • Contingent Fees
    Contingent fees are considered only for personal injury cases. Workers' compensation cases are accepted only on an hourly basis.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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9th Circuit
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Gonzaga University School of Law
J.D. (1978) | Law
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University of Hawaii - Manoa
B.B.A. (1974) | Business Administration
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Professional Associations
Hawaii Association for Justice
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Hawaii Injured Workers Association
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Articles & Publications
Advanced Workers' Compensation
National Business Institute
National Business Institute
Speaking Engagements
Selected Workers' Compensation Issues, Honolulu, HI
Topics covered: PTD, PPD, .scheduled injuries, fraud, settlement, reopenings
Advanced Workers' Compensation, Honolulu, HI
Topics covered: Fraud, Stress, CMS settlements, vocational rehabilitation, ethics, psychiatric injuries, vocational rehabilitation.
Senior Mediator
Mediation Center of the Pacific
Contact & Map
Wayne H. Mukaida, Attorney at Law
PO Box 11862
Honolulu, HI 96828
Telephone: (808) 531-8899
Cell: (808) 457-8649
Fax: (808) 531-8899
Monday: 9:30 AM - 5:30 AM
Tuesday: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM (Today)
Thursday: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed