Since November of 2014, Washington Law Center has been able to secure over $24,000,000 in payments to injured workers in the state of Washington from the Department of Labor & Industries and/or Self-Insured Employers. These awards are granted to the hard-working people of our state whose lives and health were compromised by their employer.
Some of our specific L&I pension results are as follows:
$1,900,000 injury pension paid at nearly $60,000 per year for a client with significant physical and mental health impairments.
$1,100,000 expected injury pension paid at $24,000 per year to an injured worker for an expected 46 more years.
$1,000,000 expected injury pension paid at $35,000 per year. This particular client found Attorney Spencer Parr following their representation by a prior Labor & Industries attorney who could not meet the client’s legal needs.
$960,000 expected injury pension paid at $64,000 per year for an injured worker.
$876,000 expected injury pension paid at nearly $44,000 per year for an injured worker.
$852,000 expected injury pension paid at $23,000 per year for an injured worker.
L&I Survivor’s Pension worth [undisclosed] per year for a widow’s remaining life expectancy after her husband died from his injuries more than a decade after his L&I claim closed with only a small permanent partial disability(PPD) award.
L&I Survivor’s Pension worth [undisclosed] per year for a widow’s remaining life expectancy after her husband died following multiple injury-related surgeries, despite the Department of Labor & Industries initial order stating that his claim was closed with no permanent partial disability(PPD) awarded.
Not all pensions are worth the same, and not all injured workers who feel entitled to a pension will receive one. Age, skills, labor market, medical restrictions (and we would say the quality of representation) all play an important role in determining how much you can collect in Labor & Industries benefits
The state of Washington and self-insured employers fight pension cases harder than they fight against any other type of claim, so these cases are often litigated extensively and intensively. The amount of money awarded in an L&I pension is based on the worker’s actual earnings at the time of injury or occupational disease manifestation. Our average pension client is 61 years old at the time of the award (often, at the end of a long fight), although we’ve obtained pensions for workers decades younger. Only a qualified and experienced Labor & Industries attorney can tell you if you’ve got a good pension case.
Nobody who believes they should be entitled to an L&I pension should “go it alone,” i.e., fail to appoint a competent and aggressive L&I attorney as soon as this fact is recognized. An experienced attorney can help you increase the odds of your recovery. If you believe you should be entitled to an injury or occupational disease pension award, please call Washington Law Center to inquire how we can help.
Disclaimer: Past experiences are not a guarantee of future results as the results in any given claim are likely to be fact and law sensitive to the circumstances involved with that claim.
Over $100 million awarded to our clients by verdict, settlement, injury pension or judgment