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Receive Much-Needed Benefits

Getting injured on the job happens suddenly. One minute you’re working as usual. The next, you get hurt and everything changes.

When the injury is to your face, it can be even scarier. Are you going to be permanently disfigured? Will the doctor be able to help you? Will you be able to pay for your medical treatment?

You shouldn’t have to pay for an injury that happened during work. Instead, workers’ compensation benefits are supposed to cover it.

The Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) oversees workers’ comp in Washington State, which pays for your medical costs resulting from your injury, and directly pays you checks for lost wages. These benefits are crucial to rebuilding your life after the harsh interruption of a job injury.

According to the Department of L&I, there were 5,784 face injury claims between 2007 and 2019, and the average cost for injuries was $1,767.

No matter how much your injuries cost you, you may be able to gain financial support with the help of Bothwell & Hamill if you’re in Richland, Spokane, Kennewick, Sunnyside, Yakima, Walla Walla, Ellensburg, Wenatchee, or anywhere else throughout Central Washington. Get in touch for help with your L&I workers’ compensation for face injury claim in WA.

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Types of Workers’ Compensation Claims for Face Injuries

In Central Washington, you can file workers’ compensation claims for a number of different facial injuries, including:

  • Nose and facial fractures
  • Facial burns
  • Facial scarring
  • Facial cuts
  • Loss of teeth

Your facial injury may be temporary or permanent. If it’s permanent, you could be eligible to receive more compensation since your medical bills are likely to be higher.

The key is that your injury must have taken place on the job. Workers’ comp is a kind of compromise between employers and workers. Under workers’ comp, you can’t sue your employer for negligence, but you are entitled to benefits—and quickly—no matter how the accident happened, even if your own actions helped cause you harm.

If you contact Bothwell & Hamill and explain what happened, we can help you retrieve the full benefits you deserve so you can focus on healing…and not on how you’re going to pay your bills.

You can get a FREE legal evaluation when you reach out to us today.

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Starting an L&I Claim for Face Injuries in Washington

The moment your face injury accident occurs, you need to open your L&I claim in Washington’s system. If you wait too long, it could weaken or disqualify your claim.

Here are the steps you need to take as soon as you’re hurt at work:

  • Tell your supervisor about your face injury and GET AN INJURY REPORT IN WRITING.
  • Obtain treatment from a doctor – and not just a company doctor, but your own doctor who actually looks out for you.
  • Pursue treatment by following your doctor’s orders at all times, seeing specialists, and taking medication if need be.

L&I, or private workers’ comp insurance companies, will do what they can to short you on benefits so they save money.

But with an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer supporting your claim, you can get your benefits and hold onto a sense of stability. Then you can recover and get back to work as soon as possible.

Contact Bothwell & Hamill today about your face injury on the job, and we’ll fight to retrieve your much-needed benefits.

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Happy Yakima man wins workers' comp with the help of Tim Hamill

Every time L&I would send me to an independent medical exam with one of their doctors (you know, the ones that always say nothing is wrong), Timothy would make sure that L&I would fail in their attempt to close my case.”


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