Resource Center

At Emery | Reddy, PLLC we know how difficult it can be for work injury victims and their families during this time. We are committed to supporting our clients throughout the legal process in order to provide the peace of mind necessary for a full recovery. Call Emery | Reddy today to learn more.

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Washington L&I And Employment Law Resource Center

Our L&I and employment law and resource center has quick links to helpful information. Read below to learn more about how L&I works in Washington State.

What Is L&I?

L&I is short for the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries, which handles workers’ compensation claims for employees who are injured or develop certain illnesses at work.

How Does L&I Work?

When you get hurt, fall ill, or contract certain types of illnesses at work, you’re entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. You can start the L&I claims process by filing a claim online through the L&I website, by calling the L&I office at 877.561.3453, or at their doctor’s office. If all goes as planned, your claim is accepted by L&I and the worker receives various benefits.

L&I Claims


L&I Benefits


Types Of L&I Settlements

L&I settlements are paid out once the claim is closed, though the total settlement amount awarded upon claim closure depends on the size of the settlement. L&I settlement amounts vary widely and typically fall into three categories:

Claim Resolution Settlement Agreement (CRSA)
Disability Pension
Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) Awards

Don’t Let An IME Jeopardize Your Case

Once an L&I claims manager orders an Independent Medical Examination to fight your claim, you should immediately contact a Seattle L&I attorney. They can identify any tests or procedures that aren’t appropriate to the IME counsel, and counsel you on risky or unfavorable subjects you should avoid discussing during the exam.

To learn more about IMEs, read our essential IME tips. The L&I attorneys at Emery | Reddy have over 15 years of experience handling L&I claims, employment law cases, and third-party injury claims. Call us for a free case review and see how we can help you get the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve. Please remember to have your L&I claim number readily available.



Know Your Worker’s Rights In Washington State

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As a Washington State employee, you are entitled to several protections and benefits under state and federal laws. Everyone deserves to be paid fairly, work free of discrimination and harassment, and perform their job in a safe work environment. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen, and many people don’t know what to do, or even what their rights are. Find the answers to your questions in our L&I Resource Center below. Learn what to do when your rights are violated, and how hiring a skilled employment attorney can help you.

Types Of Injuries


Employment Law Violations

Every day, hardworking employees across Washington State become victims of employment law violations. This can leave you feeling ashamed, confused, angry, anxious, and afraid. Often, employees feel like they can’t say anything, or they may lose their job or ruin their careers. If you are experiencing issues at work due to harassment, discrimination, wage issues, or any other violation of your worker’s rights, call the legal team at Emery | Reddy today.

Employment Law


Legal Resources

Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
Document Reviews
Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
OSHA Violations
Silenced No More Statute

Emery | Reddy Can Help You With Your L&I Claim

Emery | Reddy is the only law firm in Washington State that is equipped to provide comprehensive representation on your case from every angle. We 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.

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Worker’s Rights

As a Washington state employee, you are entitled to several protections and benefits under state and federal laws.

Document Review

A document review is a comprehensive consultation and analysis of your document’s legal language, context, and impact on your worker’s rights as an employee of Washington State

Workplace Discrimination

Washington state law protects all people from discriminatory and unfair practices in the workplace.

Meet The Team

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

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

If you’re struggling with an employment law issue, injury, or L&I claim, please call us and see how Emery | Reddy can help you today.

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Timothy W. Emery

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Patrick B. Reddy

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Karolina S. Arthur

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Paul Cipriani, Jr.