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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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.…
In Washington State, work injury claimants have the right to choose their doctor or attending provider (AP) for their claim. This right is part of RCW 51.36.010. Surprisingly, many people that suffer a workplace injury don’t know that they can select their own doctor. Yet, the only requirement is that the doctor or the provider must be […] The post Know Your Rights: Choose a Doctor for Your L&I Claim or Workers’ Compensation Claim appeared first on…
Did you know the Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) must provide interpreter services to work injury claimants with limited English skills? To meet this responsibility, L&I requires health care and vocational providers to determine if they need an interpreter.  Here, the healthcare or vocational provider must arrange and confirm the interpreter for appointments.  Moreover, […] The post L&I Interpreter Services: Upcoming Improvements and Online Systems appeared first on Workers Compensation – Washington.…
After a work injury or occupational disease, people with an L&I claim or workers’ compensation claim might have medical conditions that impact their ability to return to work. We refer to workers incapable of working during their recovery as temporarily and totally disabled. These workers receive time-loss compensation benefits, which is a type of wage replacement. When […] The post Light Duty Work in L&I Claims and Workers’ Compensation Claims appeared first on Workers Compensation – Washington
The Stay at Work (WA-SAW) program in Washington State is an incentive program for employers.  The Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) offers this program to help employers save costs. Specifically, the program allows employers to apply for cost reimbursement after a worker or an employee suffers an injury at work. To get reimbursements, the […] The post L&I Claim Court Decision Prompts Changes to the Stay at Work Program in Washington State appeared first…
If the Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) closes your L&I claim or workers’ compensation claim, then you might be able to reopen it. However, if your L&I claim closed, it’s important to note that L&I doesn’t automatically reopen claims. In fact, your case must meet certain criteria to reopen an L&I claim. Yet, many work injury […] The post L&I Claim Closed – How to Reopen a Workers’ Compensation Claim in Washington State? appeared first on…
The Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) administers workers’ compensation benefits in Washington State. These include financial benefits such as time-loss compensation, loss of earning power, work injury pension, and more. Furthermore, benefits include medical treatment, evaluation, vocational services and retraining, and others. Also, self-insured employers administer their claims according to the requirements of the […] The post L&I Covid-19 Premium Deferral Program and the L&I Accident Fund appeared first on Workers Compensation – Washington
A workplace can be dangerous. It can even be deadly. When disaster occurs, many workers respond heroically to help coworkers and others, and save lives.   Coworkers rushing to save fellow employees in a construction work accident I recently posted about the heroic efforts of several workers in a trench collapse at a wind farm […] The post Work Injury and Workplace Accident Heroes: Nominate Workers That Saved Lives appeared first on Workers Compensation –
A catastrophic work injury or occupational disease can make work injury victims unemployable.  Here, unemployable means that the person is unable to “perform or obtain a gainful occupation with a reasonable degree of success and continuity”.  If medical treatment or vocational services cannot make the person employable, then the work injury claimant is permanently and […] The post L&I Pension – Permanent Total Disability appeared first on Workers Compensation – Washington.…
A catastrophic work injury or occupational disease can make work injury victims unemployable.  Here, unemployable means that the person is unable to “perform or obtain a gainful occupation with a reasonable degree of success and continuity”.  If medical treatment or vocational services cannot make the person employable, then the work injury claimant is permanently and […] The post L&I Pension – Permanent Total Disability appeared first on Workers Compensation – Washington.…