Emery Reddy | Seattle L&I Attorneys
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Labor & Industries, Personal Injury, and Employment Law Attorneys
Seattle L&I, Injury, and Employment Law Attorneys
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.
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.
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
Get Your Free Case Consultation by Our L&I Attorneys & Legal Team
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.Contact Us Now for a Free Case Consultation
Here’s what our clients are saying about us
“Emery Reddy handles both L&I claims and third-party claims — that’s why I hired them. I wanted one firm to handle all my claims. I would definitely recommend Emery Reddy to my family and friends.”
Betty F. — Kent, WA
“In serious need of professional counsel (and after calling nearly a half-dozen other firms), I was fortunate enough to find Emery Reddy. After the initial meeting with Tim and Patrick, I had a strong understanding of my legal case, an outline of my course of action, and I left the meeting with absolute knowledge that I had found my firm. Six months later, what I had feared would be a knock-down, drag-out legal ordeal had transformed into a win-win for myself and the counterparty (an outcome I had never even considered). I am convinced this is the high-water mark for legal services in Seattle, and I highly recommend this firm for their exceptional expertise and best-in-class professionalism.”
Brad T. — Seattle, WA
“I never would have gotten my L&I benefits without hiring Emery Reddy. I suffered a workplace injury in 2009 and have been unable to do any heavy lifting ever since. L&I wouldn’t cover a major part of my medical bills or physical therapy. After another law firm made no progress, I hired Emery Reddy and they started KICKING BUTT within days! Their team was on my case at all hours, and now I’m finally getting reimbursed for medical bills plus extra medical procedures and physical therapy. I give these guys two thumbs up!!!”
John S. — Vancouver, WA
“I worked with Tim and the firm’s wonderful paralegals on a misclassification case. It’s always scary to stand up for yourself, particularly to a corporation; however, Tim and his team explained every step and made sure to give me honest advice about the case. He represented my case well, and in the end, we were able to reach a satisfactory agreement in mediation. It was quick and painless! Overall, it’s obvious the firm deeply cares about employees and their rights, and will fight for you, no matter the size of your case.”
Sarah E. — Tacoma, WA
“I don’t even know where to start in telling you how amazing this law firm is. If you truly need a friend in a fight, then these guys are who you’re looking for. Tim and his staff are pit bulls they don’t quit. I was one of those people who thought all lawyers were in it for themselves and didn’t care one thing about their client. I couldn’t have been more wrong. The one thing I’m going to miss are my conversations with Tim. If you choose another firm in my estimation, you’re making a mistake.”
Greg C. — Everett, WA
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