Don’t be afraid of the unknown. Don’t be afraid of L&I. Learn enough about the L&I system you’re in so you can safely navigate it.
Don’t be afraid to do something. Action cures fear and puts self doubt to rest.
Don’t be afraid to protest or appeal and adverse decision. Claims managers get it wrong all the time. Your timely written protest or appeal helps them 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.
Don’t be afraid to go to court. The judges at the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals are knowledgeable and it’s their job to interpret L&I law most favorably to the injured worker.
Don’t be afraid if this injury has ruined your life. If it’s already happened then the added worry won’t help. If your life is ruined then it’s a good bet you’re depressed. Get some psychological help. If things can be turned around with some knowledge and action, then learn what you need to know and do something before it’s too late.
Don’t be afraid of what your coworkers will say. It’s none of their business. Take care of your own life and what is important to you.
Don’t be afraid to file a claim. It’s industrial insurance. You already paid for it. Now you need it and you deserve it. Use it or lose it.