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L&I Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP)

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Workmens Compenstaion PGAP Program

L&I has a program called Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP). PGAP is described as “best practices” evidence-based treatment program for reducing disability associated with pain, depression and other chronic conditions. The PGAP was developed in Canada. The goals of PGAP include reduction of psychosocial barriers to rehabilitation, re-integrating into life-role activities, and increasing quality of […]

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L&I claims – Process and Procedure

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In workmen’s compensation claims, there is a process for everything. In theory, if all the processes were followed properly, injured workers wouldn’t need representation and claims would progress from inception to completion efficiently. In reality, failure to follow the proper process can have significant negative impacts on the progress of a claim. L&I has a […]

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L&I Loss of Earning Power Benefits

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It is important to know the benefits available under the Industrial Insurance Act. Often, many injured workers are surprised to learn about Loss of Earning Power Benefits (LEP) from L&I. The LEP is a wage replacement benefit. LEP is available for injured workers who return to work following injuries or occupational diseases, but at diminished […]

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L&I time-loss compensation

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Workers compensation timeloss compensation

Look up “wage replacement” on the Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) website. You will learn that you can be paid a portion of your lost wages as “time-loss compensation” benefits after an initial 3 day waiting period following an industrial injury. This benefit is only a percentage of what you were making at the […]

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Workers compensation claims and paperwork

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One of the difficulties in workers’ compensation claims is the paperwork requirements. Everyone involved in  workers’ compensation claims have significant paperwork demands. Attending physicians, treating providers, counselors, therapists, employers and injured workers. Sometimes paperwork is confusing. Sometimes it feels unnecessary. And sometimes it is incredibly burdensome. As a result paperwork frequently isn’t done right. It […]