Employers who are out to get rid of you. For many employers, a job injury is a reason to get rid of you. There are laws prohibiting this. Don’t let them do this to you, and don’t help them out by quiting or giving them “cause” to fire you. See also discrimination protection, number 12, and claim suppression.
IME’s (see IME) L&I’s doctors are not there to help you.
Doctors your employer recommends or sends you to. Your employer did that for a reason…
Doctors who don’t want to help with your case. The L&I system functions and makes decisions based on expert doctors opinions. If your doctor won’t help, then you don’t have an expert on your side. Be careful here, many good doctors “don’t like L&I” so they “won’t help with the paperwork.” If this describes your doctor then your claim could end badly unless you take action. Convince your doctor to help or find a doctor who will.
Nurse case managers work for the people who hired them. Need I say more? Nurse case manager.
Christopher Sharpe founded the Sharpe Law Firm 35 years ago. His law firm is helpful, honest, and knowledgeable about workers' compensation and personal injury law in the state of Washington. For more than three decades, they have exclusively represented the little guy against the Department of Labor and Industry and corporate giants. The L&I system shortchanges injured workers of Washington State. The Sharpe Law Firm and their associates tirelessly advocate for their clients to make sure that they receive every dollar they have coming to them.
Chris was born and raised in Seattle. Chris is the author of this website, and proud to be able to share workers' compensation information and give back to the community by making this information free. He received his Law degree from the University of Puget Sound and B.A. degree in psychology from the University of Washington. He limits his law practice to L&I Workers Compensation and Personal Injury
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