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What happens after my L&I claim closes? I get this question all the time. It’s one of the biggest points of stress for people after a work injury in Washington State. Moreover, this stress is particularly high for people that know they will incur additional medical costs after their L&I claim is closed.   Paying […] The post L&I Claim Closed – Who is Paying for Future Medical Expenses? appeared first on Workers Compensation –
I’ve been serving as a workers’ compensation attorney in Washington State for over 15 years. One of my biggest challenges is to find mental health treatment for clients with an L&I claim. I will go a long way to help my clients. However, it’s sometimes impossible to find treating psychiatrists who are medical doctors. Yet, […] The post L&I Claim Mental Health Treatment Options and Master Level Therapists appeared first on Workers Compensation – Washington
The Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) in Washington State provides reimbursement for some expenses under your workers’ compensation claim. Expense reimbursement may include travel costs as well as personal property losses. However, if you want L&I to refund these kinds of expenses, you must first meet certain requirements.   Workers’ compensation claim and refund […] The post L&I Claim Expense Reimbursement and Refund appeared first on Workers Compensation – Washington.…
Did you know the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) provides coverage and benefits following a violent crime? L&I provides this coverage under the Crime Victims Act. It can be extremely helpful to victims with significant injury or limited health insurance. It can also be very useful for families of homicide victims. While […] The post L&I Claim for Crime Victims appeared first on Workers Compensation – Washington.…
People sometimes contact my office shortly after they suffer an injury at work. Other times, I get calls from people that started to develop a work illness or occupational disease. Often, these people are scared. They don’t know what to do. I can certainly understand why they want to call and talk to a work […] The post Filing a new L&I Claim or Workers’ Compensation Claim in Washington State appeared first on Workers Compensation
Many people with a work injury claim or L&I claim reach out to me during their workers’ compensation appeal. The Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals (also known as BIIA or the Board) is the first establishment for a workers’ compensation claim appeal in Washington State.   About the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals The Board […] The post Workers Compensation Appeals and the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals (BIIA) appeared first on Workers Compensation –
The Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) decided to increase Amazon’s fulfillment warehouse work injury insurance premiums by 15%. Consequently, and according to reports, Amazon is disputing L&I’s basis for the rate hike. Personally, this is nothing new. As always, premium rates are a contentious issue. The reason is simple – higher premiums increase the […] The post L&I Claim and Work Injury Premiums: Amazon’s 15% Workers’ Compensation Rate Increase appeared first on Workers Compensation
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.…