In the State of Washington, compensation for workplace personal injuries and on-the-job injuries is governed by a sometimes-confusing series of rules promulgated by the Department of Labor and Industries (specifically Title 51 of the Revised Code of Washington). The rules and regulations that injured workers must follow involve a complex and specific process.
It is highly recommended that anyone who is injured at work – or anyone who develops a disability, disease, or impairment at the workplace – consult an attorney. An experienced Washington workers comp attorney will help maximize your recovery and ensure that your rights are protected. Our Seattle and Tacoma workers compensation attorneys can represent you before the Board of Industrial Appeals and through the administrative and court hearings.
Emerald Law Group attorneys are experienced and knowledgeable in handling the complex maize of rules that govern workers compensation claims. If you suffer a personal injury at work, you are no less deserving of compensation than someone who is injured elsewhere. But the rules you must follow are much more complicated. Furthermore, if you think a disability, sickness, or handicap was caused by your job, you may be subject to Labor and Industries rules.
Our attorneys will make every effort to help you recover: lost wages, long-term health care coverage, physical or vocational rehabilitation, or perhaps a final settlement to compensate you for permanent injury. Washington State workers compensation laws involve strict deadlines and filing requirements. It is imperative that an injured worker abides by these deadlines or an otherwise-valid claim could be permanently denied. Call Emerald Law Group and we will provide a free consultation to help you decide if you need an attorney and make sure your rights are protected.