If you’re missing work because of an injury on your job-—or conditions at work made you ill over time—you’re dealing with a host of problems all at once:
Workers’ compensation benefits go a long way toward helping you reach a better time in your life.
Benefits include payments for a portion of the paychecks you’re missing. But how much do you get? And when do you get it?
The experienced workers’ comp lawyers at Bothwell & Hamill can help you negotiate Washington’s workers’ comp system.
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Most employers in Washington have workers’ comp coverage through the Washington Department of Labor and Industries (L&I). Some employers choose to self-insure for workers’ comp.
If your doctor has certified that you’re unable to work because of your workplace illness or injury—and your claims manager has received that verification—workers’ comp benefits may start paying for a percentage of the pay you’re losing.
In Washington, this is called “time loss” compensation, although you may have heard it referred to as “lost wages,” a term used in some other areas of the country.
The first three consecutive days of work you miss immediately following your injury or the onset of your illness are considered a waiting period. After that, your benefits start.
This is how these benefits work:
At Bothwell & Hamill, we don’t charge anything for you tell us about your case, so we can help determine what’s best for you.
You can count on certain facts:
You need someone on your side who has the knowledge and experience to navigate L&I workers’ comp, which has its own separate legal system.
You need an experienced lawyer (not just an “advocate” or a paralegal) to make sure you receive all the time-loss compensation available to you.
An experienced lawyer does all of this for you:
Even if you think you have a “slam-dunk” case and that nothing could possibly prevent L&I or a workers’ comp judge from approving your claim, a lot can go wrong.
Don’t take that chance with your health and well-being—or your income.
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I was so impressed with the sincere compassion of the staff. I was seen right away, and they have been leading me through the difficult L&I process these past few years.”