Reck Law – Workers' Compensation Attorneys

Reck Law – Workers’ Compensation Attorneys is a law firm dedicated to helping work injury claimants in Washington State. The law firm has several locations in the greater Seattle and Tacoma area. The law firm strives to help people with an L&I claim or a workers’ compensation claim navigate the complex workers’ comp system, and to ensure that injured workers receive the medical treatment and financial benefits they deserve under the law.

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The Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) administers your workers’ compensation claim in Washington State. They decide what benefits work injury claimants can get. During your L&I claim (or self-insured employer claim), the department issues many decisions. Eventually, whenever you receive one, you can appeal the L&I claim decision. Furthermore, any party that disagrees with […] The post Costs of L&I Claim Appeal in Washington State appeared first on Workers Compensation – Washington.…
The Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) has been working on a new Work Rehabilitation Guideline. The overarching purpose of the guideline is to address physical therapy and occupational therapy in L&I claims.   L&I claim work rehabilitation and utilization review L&I collaborated with professionals from multiple relevant disciplines to develop the guideline. In fact, […] The post L&I Claim News: Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Guideline appeared first on Workers Compensation – Washington.…
People with an L&I claim in Washington State tend to have lots of questions about claim closure. Some of the most common questions I get are: What does closure mean? What if my condition gets worse after my workers’ compensation claim closes? Did I get everything I was supposed to? What if I disagree with […] The post Claim closure – What does claim closure mean? appeared first on Workers Compensation – Washington.…
L&I claim benefits and workers’ compensation claim rules vary from state to state. L&I claim in Washington State follows the requirements of the Industrial Insurance Act. Here, in Washington State, the goal is to provide benefits to people with a work injury claim and their dependents.   Labor and Industries (L&I) The Department of Labor […] The post L&I Claim in Washington State: How does it work? appeared first on Workers Compensation – Washington.…
The Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) has many initiatives and incentives. For employers, L&I designs incentive programs to help mitigate premium increases due to L&I claim costs. One program encourages employers to keep workers on salary after a work injury or workplace disease while they recover. Generally, when employees are unable to work after […] The post Work Injury in Washington State: Employers are Misusing the Kept-on-Salary Workers’ Compensation Claim Program appeared first on…
People with work injury in Washington State may be eligible for retraining under their L&I claim or workers’ compensation claim. The Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) provides more benefits than just medical coverage. In fact, the Industrial Insurance Act lists a variety of benefits including medical, wage replacement, vocational services, retraining, disability awards, and […] The post Vocational Retraining in L&I Claim: The Difference Between Option 1 and Option 2 appeared first on Workers
Construction workers face many potential dangers in their work environment. For example, heavy lifting, awkward postures, and repetitive work activities. Additional examples include reaching heights, working in small spaces, hazardous materials, power tools, machinery, and weather conditions. Moreover, flying debris, slips and trips and falls are just a few conditions that contribute to construction work […] The post Trench construction work injury appeared first on Workers Compensation – Washington.…
People that work on your workers’ compensation claim tend to use many acronyms. In practice, abbreviations and acronyms help stakeholders convey terms and concepts efficiently. However, most work injury claimants have enough trouble understanding the L&I claim process without throwing acronyms into the mix.   Understanding acronyms in your workers’ compensation claim Over time, I […] The post Acronyms and Terms in Your L&I Claim or Workers’ Compensation Claim in Washington State appeared first on…
There are many work environments where employees and contractors work alone. Unfortunately, these professions and workplace settings have higher risk of work injury or assault.   Working alone: What is Isolated Worker? The Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) defines “Isolated Workers” as janitors, security guards, hotel housekeepers, and room service attendants who spend most […] The post L&I Claim for Janitors, Security Guards and Housekeepers: Protecting Employees That Work Alone appeared first on Workers
In my experience, many bus drivers suffer from upper extremity work injury and occupational disease. There are many reasons for these types of workplace injury and industrial illness. In fact, top causes include applying force (in the arms) to drive the bus and repetitive arm movements to operate bus functions. On top, other reasons include […] The post Work Injury for Bus Drivers: L&I Issues a New Warning appeared first on Workers Compensation – Washington