This website is not legal advice, nor is it a substitute for legal advice. Legal advice comes from an attorney who knows your facts and can apply the law to them. You should get legal advice for your situation from your attorney.
Workers’ compensation law is complex, different in every state, and hard to find; and then difficult to understand when you do find it.
Relevant law comes from many places, including but not limited to Statutes, WAC’s, Policies, Board decisions and Court decisions. There is a lot more law out there which affects your situation, than we could ever include in this website.
The agencies that may be involved in the resolution of your workers’ compensation case include: L&I, Self Insured employers, Board of Industrial Insurance of Appeals, Superior Court, Appellate Courts, the Supreme Court, and possibly others.
Portions of the workers’ compensation law interact with state and federal laws especially regarding social security cases, personal injury claims, and employment discrimination.
This website cannot and does not provide legal advice. No attorney-client relationship is created by you using this website. We also cannot keep every posting and every link up to date. Information on this site is provided without warranty. Consequential damages are excluded. By using this website you specifically agree to these terms
This website provides limited information to help you understand the legal and administrative concepts involved. The facts of your case and your situation will help you determine what decisions you should make. You may well need more information and help than we provide here.
Lawyers give legal advice by applying your facts to the law. We invite you to contact your lawyer if you have one. If you need a lawyer you should get one. If you do not have an L&I lawyer, you can contact us by email or phone to talk about your case. We may give you some advice, and if we think you would benefit from L&I legal representation we will tell you so. If you would like to set up an appointment we will help make that happen. Mr. Sharpe is ‘of counsel’ to the Walthew Law Firm, and sends all potential workers’ compensation and social security cases to the partners and associates at Walthew.