You can’t work anymore because of serious health problems. Or you experienced an injury or illness on the job.
Your life is disrupted. You’re running out of money.
Regular checks from Social Security Disability — or Workers’ Compensation benefits from the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) — sure would ease your stress. And you’ve earned the right to receive them.
But winning benefits is hard.
These are special areas of the law, with their own rules, courts, judges and systems for deciding who gets benefits.
It’s unlike anything you’ve had to deal with, but you can get a lawyer who works with these systems all the time to help you win benefits.
At Bothwell & Hamill, we focus on helping people in Yakima, Kennewick, Sunnyside, Spokane, Richland, Ellensburg, Wenatchee, Walla Walla and all across Central Washington.
If you can’t work, let us go to work to get you benefits.Get Started! »
You worked hard, and you’re proud of your work. Given the choice between working to earn a living and staying home with severe medical problems, you’d pick working every time.
Because of all your hard work, however, you’ve earned financial benefits in the event that bad health makes work impossible.
You paid into the Social Security Disability system out of every paycheck. These benefits are reserved for when you’re forced to leave your job for an extended period, but you’re not ready for Social Security retirement.
Disability benefits provide monthly checks to help you pay for basic expenses, like keeping food on the table and a roof over your head.
But applying is complicated. Most people get denied and have to appeal.
At Bothwell & Hamill, we’ll give you a FREE EVALUATION of your case.Social Security Disability »
When you work in Washington State, you have financial protection in case you get hurt on the job.
Workers’ Comp, overseen by L&I, is supposed to provide quick access to the medical care you need.
If you can’t work, you should also get payments to make up for a large portion of the pay you’re losing thanks to your workplace injury.
This is the deal you get in exchange for your hard work and dedication in our state. But sometimes, the system makes it hard for you to win benefits.
The attorneys at Bothwell & Hamill can get you through, whether you need to apply for Workers’ Comp benefits, or appeal a denial.Labor & Industries »
When you can’t work and you work with Tom Bothwell, you’re getting a lawyer with more experience helping people win Social Security Disability benefits than any other attorney in Central Washington.
He’s been doing this for over 40 years.
If you’ve suffered a workplace illness or injury in Washington State, get a lawyer who understands what you’re up against with L&I.
Tim Hamill used to be a Washington State assistant attorney general. He represented L&I in Workers’ Comp cases. He knows how to win your case.
I am very pleased with Timothy Hamill's service. I feel that his office went over and beyond the call of duty to help me with my case.”