It’s hard to make ends meet if you’re no longer bringing home the same paycheck. Don’t let your workplace injury keep hurting you financially even after you’re back at work.
An experienced lawyer can get the maximum compensation available to you.
Bothwell & Hamill helps hardworking people in Yakima, Kennewick, Sunnyside, Spokane, Richland, Ellensburg, Wenatchee, Walla Walla and across Central Washington get workers’ comp benefits, including for loss of earning power.
Getting injured or sick because of your job — and being unable to work as a result — was more than enough stress. Then, when you’re finally able to work again, what happens if you can’t make as much money as you did before?
You can receive compensation for your loss of earning power (LEP) under Washington State’s workers’ compensation laws.
Your earnings can go down after you return from a workplace injury for a few reasons:
According to the Washington Department of Labor & Industries (L&I), you may be eligible for loss of earning power benefits if:
Additionally, you may be eligible for LEP benefits if you had two or more jobs at the time of your injury but your doctor says you now can only hold one of those jobs.
At Bothwell & Hamill, we don’t charge anything for you to talk to us about your case so we can figure out what’s best for you.
You already know it can be difficult to file for L&I benefits when you’re first injured or become ill because of your job.
It can also be complicated to prove you qualify for LEP benefits.
If you were hurt on the job and now make less money because of it, we highly recommend working with an attorney from Bothwell & Hamill.
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Tim Hamill has gone above and beyond to make sure L&I does not close my claim.”