When you suffer a work injury, you may be entitled to money for lost wages, medical treatment, vocational retraining and a permanent impairment award through the Department of Labor & Industries. Some of our clients are also awarded a pension or structured settlement.
If your injury was caused by someone other than a co-worker, an auto accident or defective equipment, you may be entitled to additional compensation. Our attorneys will evaluate all avenues of recovery, but you must call.
Our managing attorney has 35 years of experience practicing Washington State Workers’ Compensation law. We are confident you will receive the benefits you deserve—a difficult task to accomplish on your own, especially when you are trying to recover from your injuries.
Our firm takes cases with the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries as well as claims with self-insured employers like:
+ Gallagher Bassett
+ Sedgwick Claims Management
+ Costco, WalMart, Nordstrom
+ Eberle Vivian
ACHIEVE MAXIMUM BENEFITS FOR:
- Lost wages
- Medical treatment
- Vocational retraining
- Disability awards and pensions
- Maritime injuries
- Pain and Suffering (if it is deemed you have an additional 3rd-party case-call us for this determination…we’ll evaluate your case at no cost to you.)
Washington State law guarantees benefits to injured workers. But many workers without legal representation are denied the health care, time loss, vocational training or disability benefits.
To learn more about your workers’ compensation rights and how Lehmbecker Law can help you with your L&I claim, contact us for a free consultation. Our workers’ compensation attorneys are devoted to representing injured workers.
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Workers’ Compensation is a system to provide basic benefits to people injured on the job. The law is in place to provide sure and certain benefits to reduce the physical and economic suffering of people injured on the job.
Most employers in this state pay workers’ compensation insurance premiums to the Department of Labor and Industries. If you are injured, the Department is responsible for approving your claim and paying benefits. Understanding Workers Compensation-Download now!
Can You Make a Claim for Pain & Suffering in Addition to Your L&I Claim?
If you are injured on the job, in addition to filing a Workers’ Compensation claim with the state of Washington Department of Labor and Industries, you should explore whether you can also open a private insurance claim.
- If a work injury is caused by the negligence of someone other than your employer or a co-employee, you have a right to bring a private insurance claim in addition to your Workers’ Compensation claim.
Common situations where this applies are auto accidents during work, construction site accidents, injuries to or caused by a temporary worker, injuries caused by dangerous equipment such as on a farm or in a factory, or injuries occurring while visiting another company’s premises.
- A private insurance claim will often pay much more in compensation that just a Workers’ Compensation claim.
Workers’ Compensation claim benefits are limited by law. They typically pay only a portion of current wage loss (e.g., 60%). They generally do not pay benefits for future medical bills or loss of earnings. And they do not include any compensation for pain and suffering, inconvenience, or loss of quality of life. Under a private insurance claim, you can recover all of these items. The compensation is often many times more than you would receive from just filing a workers’ compensation claim
- Always seek the advice of an attorney experienced in both Workers’ Compensation and private insurance claims.
Whenever you’ve been injured on the job, you should always have your case reviewed by a highly-rated law firm that handles both Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury cases, to ensure that you are not missing out on any compensation and benefits. Lehmbecker Law has been practicing in both these areas for thirty-five years, and offers a Free Consultation and Case Evaluation. Call us at 425-217-3858 to schedule your in-person or remote appointment.
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