Injured worker tips

L&I empowers self-insurers to close more workers compensation claims in Washington State

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L-and-I workers compensation claim closure

Last week L&I published self-insured rule changes that will take effect July 1, 2019 and will affect injured workers and workers’ compensation claims in Washington State. One of the most important changes relates to closing self-insured workers compensation claims. According to L&I, self-insurers are “empowered to close claims” consistent with RCW 51.32.055 and under WAC […]

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 […]