L&I Benefits

L&I Property Damage Reimbursement

Does L&I Compensation Cover Property Damage?

One of the benefits available to injured workers with an open workers’ compensation claim is L&I property damage reimbursement benefits.

You may be reimbursed for personal property lost or damaged during a workplace accident. To get reimbursed, complete and submit the Statement for Miscellaneous Services.

Limitations to Compensation for Damage to Property

Property damage coverage is limited to the following:

  • Prescription eyeglasses or contacts
  • Clothing
  • Shoes or boots
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE), such as gloves, foot and eye protection, protective hearing devices (earplugs, muffs), hard hats, respirators, and full-body suits.
Construction personal protective equipment in a pile.

Why Doesn’t L&I Cover All Property Damage?

When L&I denies requests for these benefits, the best move is often to pay for the clothing or gear outright and seek reimbursement later in the process after the proof has been developed and the claim has been approved. In this case, be sure to keep the receipt or proof of purchase for the items so you can give them to L&I later on.

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

If you have an L&I claim and wonder if you should hire a Labor and Industries attorney, ask yourself the following:

If any of the above apply to you, Emery | Reddy, PLLC may be able to help.

Navigating a 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 and navigating an L&I claim. Our Seattle L&I Attorneys are here for you every step of the way.

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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. 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 for a Free Case Review with an experienced Intake Specialist to learn more about how we may be able help you.

Want More Information?

To determine the value of your L&I claim, you first need to understand the different types of L&I awards offered in Washington state.

The Labor and Industries claim process is anything but straightforward. Find out the answers to your L&I — workers’ comp questions today.

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Meet the Team

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 Labor and Industries Attorneys use that knowledge coupled with over three 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, call us for a Free Case Review with an experienced Intake Specialist to learn more about how Emery | Reddy may be able to help you today.

“Emery | Reddy knows how employers manipulate the system and patiently analyze the entire situation and manage the processes in great detail and defensively. They are the best because they care for their clients, and take your life situation personally, as if your family.”

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