Yakima man has his workers' comp benefits terminated

The Benefits You Need in a Tough Time

You never wanted to be in this spot: hurt on the job and unable to provide for yourself and your family. You wish you could relive that fateful day and do it differently.

But the reality is different: You’re facing growing medical bills on top of your normal expenses.

This is why you need workers’ compensation benefits. In Washington State, the Department of Labor & Industries oversees this program, called industrial insurance. Your work history earned you the right to benefits.

Benefit checks can ease your mind in a time of financial worry. But you wonder: does my injury or sickness even qualify me for workers’ compensation?

At Bothwell & Hamill, we know what you’re going through. We’ve helped thousands of people in Washington get the workers’ comp benefits they need to stay financially afloat.

If you’re in Yakima, Kennewick or anywhere in the Tri-Cities area, contact us today to get your case started.

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Yakima woman discusses appealing a denial for workers' comp

Does My Injury Qualify Me for Workers’ Comp?

According to L&I, workers filed 111,604 industrial insurance claims in fiscal year 2018. L&I awarded benefits to 95,213 of those claimants.

These are the top five most common L&I injuries in Washington from those state statistics:

  • Back, spine and spinal cord: can include injuries to muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints (plus sprains and strains)
  • Finger injuries: open wounds on fingers, fingernails (including cuts and lacerations, and amputation of fingertips or fingers)
  • Shoulder injuries: traumatic injuries to muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints and bones, including collarbones and shoulder blades
  • Legs: traumatic injuries to muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints in the legs, including the knee and thigh shoulder
  • Face: surface wounds and bruises (includes splinters or other foreign objects in eyes and contusions on the forehead)

You can sustain these injuries in a number of situations at work. Some common ones we see:

Any other injury on the job could also qualify you for medical treatment cost coverage and time loss payments if you miss enough work days.

We can help you navigate through this tough time. Give the experienced lawyers at Bothwell & Hamill a call today to set up your free case evaluation.

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Yakima man meets with lawyer regarding workers' comp case

Fighting for Your Workers’ Comp Rights

It seems like a simple equation to you. You got hurt at work, so you should receive benefits, right?

Unfortunately, it’s not always that easy. If you’re filing a claim for workers’ comp, the process can be confusing. A small mistake in your claim can result in a denial.

The experienced, caring attorneys at Bothwell & Hamill can make sure your claim is as strong as possible. And if you’ve been denied benefits, we can help you file an appeal, too.

Start on your path to recovery with us today.

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Yakima man happy after winning workers' comp with the help of Tim Hamill

Tim went to the board with me and won my case…Tim Hamill made sure I got my full-time loss compensation benefits and will help you in the same way!!”


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