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If you’ve been injured on the job, the L&I attorneys at Emery Reddy can help.

Our award-winning Seattle L&I attorneys have won thousands of cases and secured tens of millions of dollars in awards for our clients. Our work has changed Washington’s labor and industries laws to protect workers’ rights, and we’ve won some of the toughest cases against big name companies in state and federal court.

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

Labor & Industries 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.

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 six types of 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, what you need to prove your case, and provide legal representation for complex claims that require the help of an experienced attorney.

FAQ

Do I Need An L&I Attorney?

Navigating an L&I claim can be difficult and very time-consuming, especially when you’re sick 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 give up and 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. Sometimes evidence is withheld or hard to find, or L&I case managers are difficult to work with. If you are experiencing any challenges in your case, an L&I attorney can assist you. By contacting us as soon as possible after you’ve been injured, we can help you avoid the common pitfalls of filing an L&I claim. Our L&I attorneys are here for you every step of the way. We’ll handle all the legal stuff so you can focus on healing and getting back to work!

How Can an L&I Lawyer Help My Case?

There are situations when time loss benefits are threatened, or an employer company tries to bribe employees into not using their benefits or injury compensation. The experienced attorneys at Emery Reddy can ensure that you are not hassled, or threatened, as you go through the process of workers’ compensation and get you everything to which you’re entitled.

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

Claim managers and employers often do the bare minimum in order to close your L&I 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.

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

Even though Washington 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 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). Here are 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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Practice Areas

Practice Area — Labor & Industries

Labor & Industries (L&I)

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 Washington Labor & Industries.

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 over 30 years of combined experience helping clients with L&I claims. We are passionate about helping Washington workers receive the help they need.

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Practice Area — Injury Law

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 of our careers defending and trying cases in court for the insurance companies before changing sides and fighting for 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 most.

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Practice Area — Employment Law

Employment Law

Whether you’ve been wrongfully fired from your job or discriminated at work, we help Washington workers hold employers accountable for violating workers’ rights. We understand Washington 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 law in favor of workers and we’ve gone up against big name corporations like Amazon, Microsoft, and more. We’re also one of the few 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 you may be entitled to.

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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 you’re owed. Our commitment shines through in everything we do, and we won’t rest until you are taken care of and satisfied with the outcome.

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Highly Knowledgeable

Every employee at Emery Reddy is highly knowledgeable and ready to take on any challenge. Whether you need help with your L&I claim or an employment law violation, we have someone to guide you through every step of the way. We don’t just handle L&I claims, we look to see if there are injury law or employment law issues too. Our lawyers have been on both sides of the table, and we know what to look for to make the process as easy as possible and maximize your potential benefits.

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Compassionate and Caring

Our past clients will tell you that Emery Reddy truly cares about our clients. L&I law can be complicated, especially when you’re dealing with an injury and wondering how to pay the bills. With Emery Reddy, you get compassionate service while taking care of every part of the process. We know this is a challenging time in your life, and we genuinely care about getting you through it with peace of mind and as painlessly as possible.

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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 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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