Have you been injured on the job? Do you have an illness that is related to your work? Starting a Workers Compensation claim in the State of Washington has never been easier. Simply ask your employer or doctor for the form, fill it out, and send into the Washington Department of Labor and Industries (L&I).

But how do you know you’re maximizing your benefits? You could be eligible for a one-time award or an ongoing full or reduced pension, including compensation for:

  • Health-care services
  • Time-loss compensation
  • Other benefits such as travel reimbursement or home modification

Don’t leave your benefits in the hands of others. Take control of the process with a free consultation at Calbom & Schwab.

Survivor Benefits

Are you and your family survivors of someone who died because of a work-related injury or disease? You may be eligible for Workers Compensation benefits as well. You can get immediate cash payments for burial or cremation expenses, and you and your family could get monthly pension payments. Many people are unaware of this aspect of Workers Compensation. If you feel you should be receiving survivor benefits, call Calbom & Schwab for a free initial consultation.

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Denials and Appeals

The worker’s compensation process is governed by the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I). Like all government agencies, they do their best to assist you, but they make mistakes. You may have to take your claim to the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals in order to get the maximum benefits for your injury or illness. Even the department’s own brochure states, “You may want an attorney’s advice before appealing an L&I decision to the Board.” Calbom & Schwab knows how to guide you through the appeal process to ensure that you have not been unfairly denied your benefits.

Don’t Do It Alone

Can you be sure that you are receiving every benefit you’re entitled to? Are there complications like a product or third-party injury that play a part in your claim? You are not required to have a lawyer during the Workers Compensation process, but you can bet that your employer’s insurance company is going to have plenty of lawyers on its team. Don’t go into this process alone, especially if your injury or illness is serious and can affect your quality of life or ability to keep working.

Calbom & Schwab, P.S.C., can review your Workers Compensation file to see if you are getting the maximum benefits you deserve. Your case is unique, and we will formulate a customized plan designed around your injury or illness and the specifics of your work situation. No matter your industry, illness, or injury, we will work with you to make sure you are getting your full benefits.

Call us today for a free consultation.