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Seattle L&I Attorneys

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Seattle L&I, Injury, and Employment Law Attorneys

The L&I attorneys at Emery | Reddy, PLLC are passionate about helping workers with L&I claims and employment law issues. We Help Workers®: it’s our motto and what drives us every day.

We know how L&I and big companies think, and we understand the tactics they use. Our Seattle L&I attorneys use that knowledge coupled with over two decades of experience to help our clients get access to the L&I benefits to which they are legally entitled and hold employers accountable when they break the law.

With our law office location in Seattle, we serve communities throughout the region, including Vancouver, Bellevue, Everett, Olympia, Shoreline, Spokane, and Tacoma. If you’re struggling with an L&I claim, injury, or legal issue at work, please call us and see how Emery | Reddy can help you today.

Ask around — our reputation speaks for itself. Learn more about L&I—Workers’ CompensationInjury Law, and Employment Law.

L&I Claims

Filing your L&I claim promptly with sufficient evidence and documentation is critical to your claim’s success. Unfortunately, the claims process can be intimidating and difficult to navigate for those without a legal background.

Fortunately, you don’t have to file your claim alone. Emery | Reddy offers the following helpful resources to answer common questions, and our legal team is happy to provide a free case review to evaluate the merits of your claim and to determine if our Seattle L&I attorneys can help.

Learn About Your L&I Benefits

Injured workers have access to a number of L&I benefits designed to replace lost income, cover medical costs, and even account for long-term consequences. Everyone has the right to these benefits, but maximizing your benefits and compensation can be challenging if you’re unfamiliar with the claims process and what evidence to provide.

Read up on the benefits that L&I claims may be eligible for, then give Emery | Reddy a call when you’re ready to discuss your case with our legal team. Our legal experts can quickly determine which benefits you’re eligible for, and what you need to prove your case and provide legal representation for complex claims that require the help of an experienced Seattle L&I attorney.


Do I Need An L&I Attorney?

Navigating an L&I claim can be difficult and very time-consuming, especially when you’re ill or injured. You want to focus on healing and make sure your bills are paid, but if you don’t file things properly or on time, your health, home, and job could be in jeopardy. Many individuals miss out on much-needed L&I benefits because they don’t understand what to do or how to get the most compensation for their injuries. If you are experiencing any challenges in your case, an L&I attorney can assist you. By contacting Emery | Reddy as soon as possible after you’ve been injured, we can help you avoid the common pitfalls of filing an L&I claim. Our Seattle L&I attorneys are here for you every step of the way.

How Can an L&I Lawyer Help My Case?

There are situations when L&I threatens to interrupt time-loss benefits  or an employer tries to bribe workers into not using their L&I benefits or injury compensation. The experienced L&I attorneys at Emery | Reddy can ensure that you are not hassled or threatened as you go through the L&I claim process and get you the benefits to which you’re entitled.

Why hire an attorney if my L&I claim is still open?

L&I Claim Managers and employers often do the bare minimum in order to close your claim as quickly as possible. They can’t, and often won’t, tell you what is in your best interests. Hiring an L&I attorney can help strengthen your case and give you the best chance at maximizing your recovery—which means better health and better financial success.

Is my job protected if I am on L&I?

Surprisingly, no. Your employer has a legal duty to accommodate you, but they do not have to create a job for you, including light duty. This is a very complex intersection where L&I law and employment law meet. Consulting with an L&I attorney who also practices employment law, like the L&I attorneys at Emery | Reddy, can help you understand your rights in this area.

Emery | Reddy, PLLC is the only law firm in Washington State that is equipped to provide comprehensive representation on your case from every angle. Our Seattle L&I attorneys thoroughly assess every case to determine if our clients have additional claims, and at times this can extend far beyond the underlying workers’ compensation claim.

If you have been injured in the workplace, call Emery | Reddy today to speak with our legal team for a free case review. Please remember to have your L&I claim number readily available.

Will I get an L&I settlement if I am injured and file an L&I claim?

Even though Washington State L&I is designed to protect injured workers and get them back to work, in many cases there is no L&I settlement, even if you are suffering from a painful injury and have missed work. Consulting with a knowledgeable L&I attorney can clarify how the L&I process works and help qualify you for the maximum benefits you’re eligible to receive.

Can I record my Independent Medical Exam (IME) or bring someone with me?

Washington is a two-party consent state, which means you are not allowed to record your IME, but you are allowed to bring a friend. You should always bring someone who can witness the exam and take notes (keep in mind there are some exceptions to witnesses for mental health examinations). See our article for some other tips on how to navigate an IME.

Can I change my L&I doctor to get more treatment?

Surgeons and doctors can become fatigued with the claims process and feel pressure from L&I to close your claim as soon as possible. You have the right to change doctors, but you should only do so after consulting with an L&I attorney. Changing doctors too many times can hurt your case and prevent you from getting back to work sooner.

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L&I—Workers’ Compensation

No one expects to get injured at work, but unfortunately, it does happen. If you’ve been injured while on the job, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, and we’re here to help you navigate your claim.

The claims process is often complex, time-consuming, and filled with paperwork and legal technicalities. Without the proper resources, navigating the L&I claims process can be overwhelming. Our team of L&I attorneys has two decades of combined experience helping clients with L&I claims. We are passionate about helping Washington State workers receive the benefits to which they are entitled.

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Injury Law

There’s never a good time to get hurt. So when catastrophic injury strikes and you need experienced legal representation, give us a call. Our legal team spent the first years of their careers defending and trying cases in court for the insurance companies before changing sides and fighting for the rights of workers instead.

We know how the other side thinks, and we know how to build your case with the right experts, the right trial resources, and the best motions-practice strategy. We understand how to set up a case for success at trial, and we are committed to providing quality injury representation and guidance. When you hire us, you can rely on us to be there for you when you need us the most.

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Employment Law

Whether they’ve been wrongfully fired from their job or discriminated against at work, we help Washington State workers hold employers accountable for violating workers’ rights. We understand Washington State and federal employment laws and know what it takes to bring a case to court or settle a claim. In fact, our cases have changed Washington State law in favor of workers, and we’ve gone up against big-name corporations like Amazon, Microsoft, and more.

Emery | Reddy is one of the only firms in the nation that litigates both L&I and employment law cases—because law firms that can’t do both are unlikely to get you the total claim award to which you may be entitled.

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Why Choose Emery Reddy?

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No Fee Until You Win

Emery | Reddy doesn’t get paid until you do. We work hard to get you the L&I benefits to which you are entitled. Our commitment shines through in everything we do, and we won’t rest until you are taken care of and satisfied with the outcome.

Whether we litigate or settle for you, we focus on bottom-line solutions that provide clients with the maximum recovery in the shortest time possible. Other firms take the easy way out — they settle your case for less than you deserve because they are unwilling to litigate, face time constraints, or have other cases they would rather try. If we take your case, we pledge to keep fighting until we get you every last dollar of the award you deserve.

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What Makes Emery | Reddy, PLLC Stand Apart

Emery | Reddy is the only law firm in Washington State that is equipped to provide comprehensive representation on your case from every angle. A lot of workers are terminated after an injury—this is disability discrimination. Some people learn after talking to lawyers that their employment rights have been violated, and sometimes for years. We analyze your entire claim for a range of violations including violations of Washington State’s Silenced No More Act, statutory protections against non-compete agreements, protections against disability discrimination, pay and wage violations, and benefits violations. There are some great companies who treat people well, but there are many who violate their workers’ rights. If your rights have been violated, we’ll figure out how, and we’ll protect you.

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Compassionate And Caring

We recognize that every case is unique. Emery | Reddy‘s attorneys work one-on-one with each client to develop highly individualized strategies for their legal needs. Our commitment to building close personal relationships is more than just a winning strategy for practicing law — it’s also the most rewarding part of our job.

From the day we accept your case to the day you’ve received your recovery, we don’t stop fighting for you. Many firms consider a settlement check or injury award the end of their work, leaving clients with a number of loose ends to negotiate on their own. At Emery | Reddy, that milestone is just one step in finalizing your case — we continue working to negotiate your outstanding medical bills, resolve any subrogation issues, resolve insurance premium issues and increases, and even work through collection issues that may arise as a result of lost earnings associated with an injury. Simply put, we understand that obtaining your recovery is not the last step; we are here for you through the entire process.

Our L&I Attorneys and Legal Team Can Help You

Do you need help with your L&I claim or an employment law violation? With over 30 years of combined legal experience on both sides of the table, our knowledgeable and compassionate Seattle L&I attorneys can help you understand your rights and determine a path forward, so that you can focus on healing and getting back to work.

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