Injured worker tips

How to change a medical doctor in the middle of a workers compensation or L&I claim in Washington State

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Changing your doctor during L&I workers compensation claim

Injured workers in Washington State must designate one attending medical provider on their claim. As I’ve explained previously, the attending provider plays a very important role in workers’ compensation claims. Therefore, I always encourage injured workers to select their attending provider (AP) carefully.   Changing your attending physician in the middle of a claim For […]

Injured worker tips

L&I provides free workshops to help medical providers in Washington State

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L-and-I training for medical providers

Our office works closely with medical providers to ensure that L&I and Third Party Administrators receive the information needed to effectively administer claims. Sometimes providing effective assistance to medical offices requires a bit of balancing on our part. This is because we don’t want to interfere with medical treatment or with the patient-physician relationship. At […]

Injured worker tips

Happy administrative professionals’ week!

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Workers Compensation Attorney Admin

Happy administrative professionals’ week to all admins out there! Did you know that it’s administrative professionals’ week this week?   Work injury for administrative workers When we think of high injury professions, we often think of ones with physically demanding jobs. While it is true that most administrative professional work is sedentary in nature, it […]

Injured worker tips

Independent Medical Examination (IME) in L&I Workers’ Compensation claims in Washington State

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L&I workers compensation claim independent medical examination IME

The open and active phase of a workers’ compensation or L&I claim begins to wind down as the injured worker begins to approach maximum medical improvement (MMI) for their industrially related conditions. Maximum medical improvement does not necessarily mean the injured worker has returned to their pre-injury level of health. Often, injured workers are left […]