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What happens to my healthcare information when I have a workers’ compensation claim?

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L-and-I claim medical records and HIPPA

It’s pretty common for people with workplace injury and an ongoing workers’ compensation claim to ask me about privacy rights. Especially when it comes to health information. Privacy of sensitive healthcare data such as medical history and treatment is important.   How does L&I or self-insured employers get my health records? I usually tell people […]

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L&I ergonomics ideas bank

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L-and-I claim ergonomics idea bank

Did you know that L&I has an “Ergonomics Ideas Bank”? Neither did I until today! L&I issued a bulletin that the bank will be down in November as L&I makes improvements to the bank.   What is the L&I ergonomics ideas bank? Naturally, I had to see what this bank was all about. The bank […]

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L&I retraining programs for injured workers

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L-and-I retraining programs for injured workers

When people have L&I claims and cannot return to work without retraining, they will likely go through a retraining program. There are a variety of different options for retraining. These options include college programs, vocational or technical schools, online programs and even on the job training.   On-the-job retraining programs Many of the people I […]