L&I Claim Appeal - Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals (BIIA)

L&I Claim Appeal - Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals (BIIA)

L&I Claim Appeal - Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals (BIIA) Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals (BIIA) in Washington State Work injury claimants often ask me about the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals. We usually call it the “Board” or the “BIIA”. Mostly, people are curious to know the role of… Read More
Self-Insured Employer Claim versus State-Funded L&I Claim

Self-Insured Employer Claim versus State-Funded L&I Claim

Self-Insured Employer Claim versus State-Funded L&I Claim Many people ask if our law firm handles work injury claims for self-insured employers. The answer is YES! Self-insured employer claim vs L&I claim There are 2 types of work injury claims in Washington State. The first type is an L&I claim. Th… Read More

L&I Claim in Washington State: Minimum and Maximum Time-loss Compensation Rates

If you have an L&I claim in Washington State, then you are probably familiar with time-loss compensation benefits. Most often, time-loss is paid at a base rate of 60%. What does this mean? Take your wages at the time of your work injury or indust… Read More
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How COVID-19 is Impacting Your L&I Claim in Washington State

COVID-19 continues to impact Washington State including people going through a workers’ compensation claim. However, the good news is that there are some temporary policies to help L&I claim related treatment progress. Additionally, the Board o… Read More
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L&I Claim and Remote Medical Exam Telehealth Service

It’s important that injured workers and medical providers know that telehealth is a valid option for keeping your L&I claim moving forward. Telehealth also allow you to limit exposure for at-risk individuals while respecting social distancing g… Read More
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L&I Claim in Washington State - Reality Versus Perspective

Workers compensation claims are challenging for a variety of reasons. However, I think one of the biggest reasons that L&I claims are so challenging for work injury claimants, is because there is a disconnect between reality and the claim narrati… Read More
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L&I Claims in Washington State: Injured Workers are No Longer a Priority

Has L&I lost its way? As an agency, I think that L&I might have forgotten its purpose. What is L&I and what are its duties? The Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) is the agency responsible for administering the Industrial Insura… Read More
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Claim Suppression: Employers Preventing Work Injury Claimants From Filing an L&I Claim

When an employer prevents or tries to prevent an injured worker from filing a claim, it is called L&I claim suppression or workers’ compensation claim suppression. It occurs more often that you might expect. Despite the prevalence, I don’… Read More
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Medical Records in Your L&I Claim Must Be Clean and Precise

This week has been very busy. Among many other things, I deposed several attending providers and attended litigation matters at the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals (BIIA). Every time I depose a medical provider, it reminds me of the supreme imp… Read More
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Vocational Services in L&I Claims: Upcoming Rule Changes

On October 22, the Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) adopted rule changes relating to vocational services. The new rules will go into effect on January 1, 2020. The new rule language can be found on the L&I website. Priority of returni… Read More
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