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One moment, everything was normal. You were going about your day at work like usual, and then you slipped.

It feels like a small event. But in reality, a slip-and-fall injury at work can affect your whole life.

You need workers’ compensation benefits. They can provide crucial financial support while you try to get back on your feet.

You worked hard for your company. You earned these benefits. Unfortunately, it can still be difficult to win the settlement you deserve.

You worry: Do I even qualify for worker’s compensation? Or, if I do qualify, what can I do if I’m denied?

At Bothwell & Hamill, we know this can be a stressful time. We can guide you through the process and make sure your rights are protected.

If you’re in Yakima, Kennewick, or anywhere in the Tri-Cities area, call us today if you’ve suffered from a slip and fall at work. We’ll fight for you.

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What to Do After a Slip and Fall at Work

After a workplace accident, your first instinct might be to persevere. Tough it out so you don’t upset management. You’d rather be working than injured, anyway.

The reality? You need to protect yourself. Make sure to follow these steps after a work injury:

  • Document all of your injuries.
  • Seek medical attention immediately.
  • Notify your employer of your injury.
  • Hire a competent worker’s compensation lawyer.

You also need to know your rights. In Washington, workers’ compensation benefits are called industrial insurance, and are handled by the Department of Labor & Industries.

L&I operates under its own system, with its own laws, judges, doctors, courts and judges.

Tim Hamill used to work for L&I—now, he fights for hardworking Washingtonians to get the benefits they deserve. Tim knows their tricks and how they’ll try to leave you empty-handed.

Talk to us today to get all your questions answered. We’ll even look over your case at no charge to you.

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What Can I Get After a Slip and Fall?

After your process your injury, your next thought is likely: What am I eligible for after a workplace injury?

Here’s what you should be entitled to:

  • Medical Care. Any medical care you need to recover from your workplace injury should be covered. Our experienced workers’ compensation attorneys can make sure you see qualified doctors.
  • Lost Wages. If you’re unable to work because of your slip and fall, you’re entitled to lost wages payments. Your check could be 60 to 75 percent of your normal pay.
  • Vocational Benefits. These benefits also cover retraining through a vocational counselor for a new job so you can return to the job market.

We know it can feel like the whole world is against you in this process. We can make it a fair fight.

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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.”

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