In a recent year, more than 2.9 million occupation injuries/illnesses were reported in the United States. If you have been injured on the job, then your medical expenses for care may qualify to be paid for through your L&I insurance coverage.
What is L&I?
It’s workers’ compensation that provides no-fault industrial insurance coverage for most employees and workers in Washington State.
Benefits include medical treatment for workers who are injured in the course of their employment or develop an occupational disease as a result of their work activities.
What Will Workers’ Compensation Pay For?
- Approved medical, hospital and related services due to workplace injuries.
- Compensation for those who are temporarily unable to work full-time.
All Washington State employers must provide coverage for their employees and premiums are paid by employers and employees.
If you are injured during the course of your employment, it is your choice whether or not to file a workers’ compensation claim. If you have made a claim, please see your Human Resources (HR) department for further instructions on how to proceed.
We Are Here to Help!
Our Bellevue orthopedics practice will help you file workers’ compensation claims so you can get the care you need. For more information regarding workers’ compensation in Washington State, please visit the Labor and Industries website.
To make this process easier for our patients we have provided more information about L&I claims on our Patient Info page. It provides valuable information about the claims process, our part, the patient’s part and financial responsibility.
Getting the correct treatment quickly when you have been injured is very important and getting you through the insurance process as quickly as possible is our goal. Contact us if you have any questions or call us at (425)462-9800 to make an appointment.