Consulting a workers compensation lawyer can help keep your claim on track. We know what to do and when to do it. We can plan a strategy, gather information, work within deadlines, and represent clients through the claim process. The Sharpe Law Firm is ready to help our Tacoma clients.
We are experienced at helping our clients with information and benefits. If you are injured on the job L&I owes you benefits. In Washington L&I benefits include: medical care, time loss, permanent partial disability settlement, and vocational rehabilitation. Death and pension benefits may be available to a spouse or dependents of a worker who dies from a job-related injury or illness. The Sharpe Law Firm is here to help and committed to getting you a good result.
You don’t need to hire lawyer if your case if going well. After you get hurt at work, go see a doctor and tell them you suffered a job injury – your doctor will file an L&I claim for you. At that point, L&I should allow or deny your claim. If the claim is allowed, L&I is required to pay for your medical treatment until you are at maximum medical improvement (MMI), then move to close and settle your claim. If you miss any time from work because of your injury, you should also be getting time-loss compensation to replace your wages.
Understand however that most claims do not go as smoothly as they should. Many injured workers find themselves faced with claim disputes and a slashing of benefits. This is where an L&I lawyer can help. A good workers’ compensation lawyer will gather evidence to challenge and appeal improper L&I orders. Most importantly, they will work to build a strong case for you, to help you get the most from your L&I claim. This requires a plenty of work, legal knowledge and experience as well as knowing the “go to” experts. These can be tough cases. An L&I lawyer can provide you with what it takes to be successful.
Don’t let a bad L&I decision slow you down and ruin your claim. Consult with us. Consultations are free. Who Is The Sharpe Law Firm?
Christopher Sharpe has decades of workers’ compensation experience. We have satisfied clients throughout the State of Washington. We know How to Get a Fair Time Loss Rate. We get good Permanent Partial Disability Settlements and if you will never work again, we know how to get you an L&I pension.
The Sharpe Law Firm is one of the few Tacoma area law firms that combines expertise in both personal injury law and workers’ compensation law. If you have a workers’ compensation claim in conjunction with a personal injury case then you have a Third Party Claim. It is smart to coordinate those two cases. A settlement or judgment in your personal injury case can have profound effects on your workers’ compensation case, and vice-versa. We can coordinate your personal injury and workers compensation cases so that your overall recovery is maximized.
We know you have L&I questions. We have answers. Check out our FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions . We will listen and respond. We can help. Give us a try.
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Medical Care – You are entitled to necessary and proper medical care for the effects of your job injury. This includes physical and mental health injuries. L&I Medical Treatment
Time Loss – Time loss is wage replacement if you are certified as unable to work by your doctor. If you can’t work collect time loss and get a fair rate. Time Loss Compensation in Washington State
Vocational Rehabilitation – Job training is an L&I benefit. If you cannot work but want to, then get L&I to retrain you. This will help: L&I Vocational Training – The Ultimate Guide
Permanent Partial Disability – If your disability will last beyond claim closure you are entitled to a Permanent Partial Disability Settlement (PPD). Be sure you get a good one. Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) L&I Settlement In Washington State
Pensions – If you will never work again at least in part because of your job injuries then consider an L&I Pension. We get pensions for our clients.
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