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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As we all get older with age, our body tends to wear down. Like all things human, the rate and severity of a wear and tear from aging varies from person to person.   Age-related degenerative medical conditions Medically speaking, many refer to the term musculoskeletal aging as “degenerative” or “arthritic” changes. Most human adults are […] The post Denying Medical Condition in L&I Claim: Work Injury Causation vs Degenerative Changes With Age appeared first on…
The Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) has good news for fire fighters and others that expose themselves to fire smoke. Explicitly, Washington State will be among the first states to develop health and safety rules to protect wild fire workers in their jobs.   Fire fighting and air quality Wild fire occurrences increase every […] The post Work Safety and L&I Claim for Fire Fighters Dealing with Fire and Smoke appeared first on Workers
With an L&I claim or workers’ comp claim in Washington State, it can be very difficult to understand treatment payments, policies, and procedures. This is a big problem for L&I medical providers in the provider network (or MPN) and for people that have a work injury claim. For doctors, it’s challenging to know which billing […] The post L&I Claim Medical Aid Rules and Fee Schedule appeared first on Workers Compensation – Washington.…
As a workers’ compensation attorney, the most common question I get is: “What mistakes should I not make in my L&I claim?”. There is no easy answer for this question. Interestingly, while there’s a clear definition for potential L&I claim benefits, there is no list of potential pitfalls.   Every L&I claim is different Generally […] The post L&I Claim and Workers’ Compensation Claim in Washington State: Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Them appeared…
A workers’ compensation claim here in Washington State can follow one of two administration paths. The term “state-funded claim” means that the Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) administers the workers’ comp claim. We often refer to such a claim as an L&I claim. Conversely, we refer to a workman’s compensation claim as “self-insured” (or […] The post State-Funded L&I Claim Versus Self-Insured Employer Workers’ Compensation Claim: Some Differences appeared first on Workers Compensation –
A catastrophic work injury is devastating and life-changing event. This is especially true when we talk about first-time or young workers that suffer an injury on the job. In fact, these are some of the most gut wrenching and challenging cases I handled during my career as a workers’ compensation attorney. Fatal work accident injury […] The post Preventing Work Injury and L&I Claim Occurrences Among Young Workers appeared first on Workers Compensation – Washington
The Washington State Labor Council and the Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) recently held a seminar concerning Workers’ Compensation matters. I attended the seminar as it covers several topics that relate to my area of practice. The final segment included an important reminder about work safety: Fatigue is dangerous!   Fatigue can lead to […] The post Fatigue is a Major Cause of Work Injury and Workers’ Compensation Claims appeared first on Workers Compensation
In Washington State, the Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) if the claim administrator for a state-funded claim. For a self-insured employer claim, the administrator is typically a third-party administrator (TPA). In every workers’ compensation claim, the claim administrator makes many decisions. These decisions include whether to allow a claim, the claim accepted-conditions, treatment authorization, […] The post What if I Disagree With a Decision in My L&I Claim or Workers’ Compensation Claim? appeared first…
The attending provider (AP) has an important role in your workers’ compensation claim. In many cases, people with a work injury claim have trouble finding a doctor for an L&I claim. That’s because many medical providers are simply not willing to get involved with L&I claims. In fact, from my personal experience, medical providers don’t […] The post L&I Claim Payment Coverage: New Billing Code Helps Providers with Online Communication appeared first on Workers Compensation
Workers’ compensation claim administrators can ask people with a work injury claim to attend an Independent Medical Examination (IME).  The IME exam is a standard procedure and an integral part of your L&I claim. This fact remains true during COVID.  The Department of Labor and Industries (L&I), self-insured employers and their third-party administrators continue to […] The post L&I claim and IME exams during COVID appeared first on Workers Compensation – Washington.…