Don’t let your L&I claim ruin your life. Serious injuries change lives – and seldom for the better. Learn how to overcome the financial strain, physical disability, and mental stress your injury has caused. Understand L&I and you can get your claim to work for you.
Don’t be afraid of L&I. Learn enough about the L&I system you’re in so you have the confidence you need to safely navigate it. Don’t be afraid to do something. Action cures fear and puts self doubt to rest.
Don’t be afraid to disagree with an L&I decision. Claims managers get it wrong all the time. Your timely written protest or appeal will help them to get it right.
Don’t be afraid of claims managers. They are overworked and often quick to make a wrong decision or no decision at all. Help them make the right decision.
Learn what to do and you won’t be afraid. Understand when to protest, appeal or go to court. The judges at the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals are knowledgeable and fair. It’s their job to interpret L&I law most favorably to the injured worker.
Don’t be afraid to talk with a workers’ compensation lawyer. Lawyers are helpful. Free consultations and contingent legal fees allow everyone to get help.
Don’t be afraid of what your coworkers will say. Your injury is none of their business. Take care of your own life and family and all that is important to you.
Don’t be afraid to file a claim. It’s industrial insurance. You already paid for this insurance. Now that you need it, use it or lose it.
The pervasive stigma of claiming workers’ compensation benefits is alarming. Most people are more worried about what friends, coworkers, and neighbors will say than they are about saving their own skin. Don’t be one of those persons.
Get over it. Your case is genuine. Your injuries are real. Your dilemma cries out for help. Help yourself. File the claim. Fight the claim. Hold your head high and push forward. If you miss this chance you might die broken and broke. You don’t deserve that. Respect yourself and stick up for your rights. Get legal help if you need it.
If your work is discouraging you from filing a claim, see: Suppression of L&I Workers’ Compensation Claims
Nobody taught you how to survive the effects of a serious job injury and effectively handle your L&I claim. This website is your opportunity to get information so you will know what to do.
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