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 State Employment Law And L&I Resource Center

Our Employment Law and Labor and Industries (L&I) Resource Center has quick links to helpful information. Read below to learn more about how L&I works in Washington state.

L&I Resource Videos

Watch our employment law and labor and industries (L&I) resource videos with Patrick B. Reddy and Timothy W. Emery for the answers to some of your most asked questions.

What Is L&I?

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

How Do I Know If I Have A Strong L&I Claim?

If you have an L&I claim or wonder if you have an L&I case, ask yourself the following:

If any of the above apply to you, Emery | Reddy may be able to help you with your claim!

Navigating an workers’ compensation 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, a labor and industries 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 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.

Washington Department of Labor And Industries Forms

Activity Prescription Form (APF)

Affidavit For Time Loss Compensation

Application For Loss Of Earning Power (LEP) Benefits

Application To Reopen An L&I Claim Due To Worsening Of Condition

Employment Security Department (ESD) Records Release

File An L&I Claim: Instructions Pamphlet

L&I Legal Causation Standards

Medical Examiner Handbook

Miscellaneous Services Reimbursement Request Form

Pharmacy Reimbursement Request Form

Transfer Of Care/Change Of Attending Provider (A.P.)

Travel And Wage Reimbursement Request Form: For IME Attendance

Work Status Form (Worker Verification Form)

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) Award

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 lawyer. 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 labor and industries 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.

Independent Medical Exams (IME)


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

Helpful Links

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.

Attorney Fees

At Emery | Reddy, PLLC, we put our clients first by working for them on a contingency basis. Rather than sending up-front charges or fees to our clients for our time and efforts, our expert team instead pays its legal fees through your claim itself. Contingency changes slightly based on the type of claim for which our team is representing you.

Want More Information?

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

We know how L&I and big companies think, and we understand the tactics they use. Our labor and industries 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.

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.

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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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