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How Best to Handle Your Workers’ Compensation Claim

April 24th, 2018 Posted by Labor & Industries 0 comments on “How Best to Handle Your Workers’ Compensation Claim”

A work-related injury can be devastating. There are many challenges when good health is lost to injury or occupational disease.  Finances are depleted while the worker receives less than full pay, loss of employer-sponsored healthcare insurance, and misses out on overtime opportunities not to mention the chance to earn performance-based bonuses. There is a toll on the mental health of everyone involved as fear and anxiety become a byproduct of the injury. There is also the inevitable impact, sometimes catastrophic, on the injured worker’s family as relationships can be irreparably altered by the changes brought by a severe injury. That is where a workers’ compensation claim can help improve the situation… if you follow the rules.

With all of these concerns in play, how does the injured worker prevent their worker’s compensation claim from going south?Continue Reading How Best to Handle Your Workers’ Compensation Claim

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What To Expect at the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals

March 6th, 2018 Posted by Labor & Industries 0 comments on “What To Expect at the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals”

What is a Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals (“BIIA”) hearing?

What should you expect when testifying before the Board?

What does effective testimony from an injured worker actually sound like?

How should you prepare? How should you dress?

Do you need to be represented by a labor and industries attorney?

These are all critically important questions.Continue Reading What To Expect at the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals

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Psychological Treatment Under the L&I System

August 3rd, 2017 Posted by Labor & Industries 0 comments on “Psychological Treatment Under the L&I System”

There is a natural psychological impact on any worker who has been seriously injured and/or unable to work for a long period of time.  The most common psychological conditions are the  result of a psychosocial fallout of serious injuries or occupational diseases are depression, anxiety and various adjustment disorders.  Many injured or sick workers suffer without seeking treatment even though treating the psychological damage of an injury or disease may be even more important (in individual cases) than treating the physical harm of that injury.  Each person reacts to serious injury or disease in their own way, but the vast majority of those who have suffered serious limitations related to their L&I matter will require psychiatric assistance.Continue Reading Psychological Treatment Under the L&I System

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How to Handle Truck Driver & Delivery Driver Injuries with L&I

August 3rd, 2017 Posted by Labor & Industries 0 comments on “How to Handle Truck Driver & Delivery Driver Injuries with L&I”

At Washington Law Center, we are very familiar with the injuries/occupational diseases suffered by truck drivers and delivery drivers. At any one time, we represent numerous workers injured in this line of work.  Whether it’s climbing in and out of cabs, tying down loads, manipulating cargo during delivery or just the process of sitting while suffering over the road vibrations; truck driving and delivery drivers can take a tremendous toll on the body.  In addition, truck and delivery drivers are often the victims of motor vehicle accidents in which non-professional drivers cause injurious accidents to the professionals.  These are just some of the examples of ways professional truck drivers get injured or worn down over time.  Either way, a workers’ compensation or Labor & Industries claim should be filed in Washington.Continue Reading How to Handle Truck Driver & Delivery Driver Injuries with L&I

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When Does A Labor & Industries Case Close?

March 14th, 2017 Posted by Labor & Industries 0 comments on “When Does A Labor & Industries Case Close?”

The Department of Labor and Industries is a massive executive branch agency that uses claims managers who are not attorneys (and who are not even supervised by attorneys). They make critical legal decisions that determine the substantive rights of injured workers.

What could possibly go wrong? In practice, pretty much everything.  Continue Reading When Does A Labor & Industries Case Close?

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