Labor and Industries (L&I)

L&I claim medical treatment guidelines

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L&I claim lower back pain

Medical treatment guidelines for L&I claims L&I has published medical treatment guidelines which are used administratively to determine medical treatment authorization for certain conditions. The conditions for which medical treatment guidelines have been published include: Acute Cauda Equina Syndrome, Ankle and Foot Surgery, Beryllium Sensitization and Chronic Beryllium Disease, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Cervical Radiculopathy and […]

Labor and Industries (L&I)

L&I and the Qualis Health Utilization Review Program for Medical Services

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L&I claim utilization review Qualis Health

L&I and Qualis Health The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) oversees the state’s workers’ compensation system. Qualis Health provides utilization review services to L&I. Qualis has been contracted by L&I with the goal of improving health and controlling costs. Qualis employs qualified healthcare professionals that work from its Seattle office to accomplish […]

Labor and Industries (L&I)

Injured Garbage Truck Driver Hired as Paralegal by Reck Law, PLLC, a Law Firm that Represents Washington State Injured Workers

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Washington State Workers Compensation L-and-I Attorney News

For Immediate Release   Contact: Ms. Tara Reck, Managing Attorney at Reck Law – Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Seattle office: (206) 395-6141      |       Port Orchard headquarters: (360) 876-4123 https://recklaw.com | https://tarareck.com | office@recklaw.com   SEATTLE & PORT ORCHARD, WASHINGTON, Apr. 12 2019 – Reck Law, PLLC is pleased to announce they have […]

Labor and Industries (L&I)

How to protest an L&I decision

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Protest l-and-i claim decision

What is an L&I order When L&I makes a determinative decision in a workers’ compensation case, that determination is usually communicated to injured workers in an order. An order is a written decision and may be titled “payment order”, “order and notice”, “wage order” or “notice of decision” amongst other things. Whenever L&I issues a […]

Labor and Industries (L&I)

Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI) and Physical or Functional Capacities Evaluation (PCE or FCE) in Workers’ Compensation Claims

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Workers' Compensation L&I Claim Maximum Medical Improvement

What happens when a workers’ compensation or L&I claim starts winding down? And what are the terms Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI) and Functional Capacities Evaluation (PCE or FCE) referring to?   As I outlined in prior posts, the open and active phase of a workers’ compensation claim is the phase where the claim is open […]