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
- Shoes or boots
- Personal protective equipment (PPE): Examples of PPE include such items as gloves, foot and eye protection, protective hearing devices (earplugs, muffs), hard hats, respirators, and full-body suits.
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.
Emery | Reddy Can Help You With Your L&I Claim
Emery | Reddy, PLLC 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 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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