Know Your L&I Benefits in Washington State
If you’ve been injured at work and have an accepted L&I Claim for Workers’ Compensation, you have a right to the following benefits:
L&I Medical Care
As long as your treatment is deemed proper and necessary, you are able to choose your own doctor from the network of the medical providers and have medical bills covered that relate to your job injury or disease.
L&I Permanent Partial Disability Settlement (PPD)
When your claim closes and you are able to return to work, as an injured worker, you have the right to receive an L&I settlement for Permanent Partial Disability (PPD).
L&I Pension Payments
You may receive L&I pension payments for life if you can prove that your injury is so debilitating that you cannot return to any gainful employment. Whether your employer has a pension plan or not, you may still get an L&I pension if you qualify.
L&I Time Loss Compensation
If you are unable to work and are not receiving income due to your on-the-job injury, you may receive L&I time loss compensation every two weeks until you return to work.
L&I Loss of Earning Power Benefits (LEP)
Loss of Earning Power (LEP) Benefits can help make up the difference between the pay rates of your current and previous jobs. When your claim is open, if you work part-time or light-duty for less pay than you made at the job you were injured on, you may be able to collect LEP benefits.
L&I Vocational Rehabilitation
If your injury continues to completely inhibit your ability to work, limited vocational assistance (job training) may be available as a Washington Workers’ Compensation benefit.
L&I Travel Reimbursement
Reimbursement for travel mileage, parking fees, tolls, food, lodging and lost wages may be paid in connection with medical treatment if you are pre-authorized.
Property Damage Reimbursement
If your personal clothing or protective equipment was lost or damaged in an L&I job injury, it may be replaced with a Property Damage Reimbursement.
Reopening Your L&I Claim
If your medical condition deteriorates and requires additional medical attention after your claim is already closed, you may apply to reopen your claim.
L&I Death Benefits
Your surviving spouse and dependent children may have a right to receive a monthly pension if you die from a job-related injury or occupational disease.
Contact Emery Reddy to assist in receiving the benefits you deserve.