You should never hesitate to contact a qualified workers' compensation attorney at any time during your claim when you have questions. You should speak with an attorney when the Department of Labor & Industries or self-insured employer denies benefits, and prior to taking any appeal from an unfavorable order. Oftentimes, the attorney can answer your questions during the initial consultation and make recommendations regarding further representation.
A qualified and experienced workers' compensation attorney can facilitate the process of obtaining benefits for you and make certain that you are receiving all of the benefits you are entitled to under the laws in Washington state. The workers' compensation laws are complex and ever changing. You should protect yourself by contacting an experienced workers' compensation attorney who can answer your questions and effectively pursue benefits for you.