Dept. of L and I starting new program on reporting claims

Posted Wednesday, August 02, 2006 by Ed Harper

Starting January 1, 2007, The Dept. of Labor and Industries (Washington’s workers compensation program) will allow some employers, 500 initially, to report injuries and occupational diseases of their workers. The present system requires physicians to initiate the claim. Dept. of L and I will track these 500 employers and compare the benefits of having employers report the injury. In the past physicians were unwilling to fill out the paperwork necessary to start the claim and employers would question the employees injury if the office visit to the physician occurred after work etc. Time will tell which process is more effective in having injured workers treated properly for their injuries.

Employers can sign up at this website. Employers without web access can get information from Shirley Morris, 360-902-6201.

We Are Here to Help

Although our office does not handle all types of cases, we hope you will contact us regarding any legal issues you may encounter. We will answer your questions, or refer you to another quality and trustworthy attorney if we are unable to assist you.

WSAJ Eagle 2020
Harper Law PLLC
826 6th Street South, Suite 101, Kirkland, WA 98033-6740 US
Phone: 425.284.3333
Fax: 425.284.4286