Nobody calls an L&I lawyer unless they have an L&I problem. It’s our job to turn L&I problems into positive results. We’ve helped thousands of injured workers. Here’s a sample of our work.
Situation: Hard working woman has a job with a large local airplane manufacturer. She suffers multiple injuries and has two open L&I claims. She is given the pink slip and then told she is no longer entitled to time loss benefits. She was at a loss for what to do, then decided to call the Sharpe Law Firm for a free consultation.
Result: Our law firm was able to prove that this injured worker was not physically able to return to any employment as a result of the industrial injuries, and that her termination from the employer was bogus. We were able to reinstate her L&I benefits and eventually get her a permanent total disability pension award.
Situation: A hard working man suffers a serious on the job wrist injury. He is mentally depressed and physically not healed when L&I assesses him with an overpayment. L&I closes his claim with no settlement and no job training. This man considers suicide but keeps it together long enough to call our law office and ask for help.
Result: At the Sharpe Law Firm, we protest the closure of the claim with L&I and get them to recognize the fact that this man’s depression is the result of his work injury. The client receives psychiatric treatment and additional surgery for the wrist. We also get the worker vocational services and the new job he really wanted, where he continues to work to this day.
Situation: A man’s daughter calls to discuss her fathers claim. He is 54, doesn’t speak English well. Worst of all he works for a self-insured employer. He had a lumbar fusion and couldn’t return to work, they wondered if it was time to hire an attorney.
Result: We reviewed his L&I file and clearly could see how he would benefit from hiring an attorney. L&I doesn’t just hand injured workers pensions, especially when they are not represented and the employer is self insured. We avoided L&I’s resistance by coordinating with the vocational counselor to establish that the worker was entitled to a lifetime pension because his job injury and his lack of english skills kept him from working any job at any occupation.
How about you? Do you have a bad situation looking for a good result? Would you like to know what can be done and what it would cost? Give us a call at 206-343-1988 or contact us by e-mail. We would like to give you information designed to help you get a good result.