Fighting to Secure the Benefits You Deserve
Workers' compensation benefits can provide you with:
- Medical treatment for your injury-related conditions
- Time loss compensation if your work-related injuries prevent you from performing your job
- Loss of earning power benefits if you return to lighter duty work making less money
- Vocational retraining if you are unable to return to any work you have performed in the past
- A permanent partial disability award based on your injuries or conditions related to your claim
- Structured settlements for people over 55
- Permanent total disability ( L & I pension ) if you are never able to return to work
At The Walthew Law Firm, our attorneys understand the complex workers' compensation laws. We helped shape those laws in the 75-plus years we have represented injured workers. Our focus has always been to protect the rights of injured workers in this state. We fight for our clients' benefits, whether they filed a claim for a specific back or neck injury, for occupational exposure causing pulmonary conditions, or overuse injuries involving wrist, knees, or shoulders. We act quickly to maximize their compensation and secure treatment for their injuries or work disabilities.
We review all aspects of an individual's claim to make certain the Department accepted all related conditions. We verify that time loss compensation calculations are correct. For example, if you work more than one job at the time of an injury, the income from both jobs must be included in payment of time loss. Overtime, if worked regularly, must be included. Bonuses must be included. There are many variables to the calculation of wages that most people do not understand. If the Department or self-insured employer incorrectly calculates date of injury wages, time loss compensation could be underpaid for the life of the claim. Proper calculation of time loss compensation is just one reason to have your claim reviewed by a qualified workers' compensation attorney.
For over 75 years, our attorneys have provided aggressive and dedicated advocacy for our clients who are out of work following an accident. They need representation that is proactive, effective and focused on the important issues. Far too much is at stake to retain the services of a lesser-experienced workers' compensation lawyer. Contact our Seattle and Everett based lawyers at 206-812-2997 or toll free at 888-534-5255.
Educating You on Your Rights: Bellevue Workers' Compensation Lawyers
One of the options available to you is the choice of your own doctor. Workers' compensation claims managers may suggest a physician of their choosing. However, you have the right to medical treatment from your own doctor so long as your doctor is part of the Department's Provider Network. While you attend doctor appointments and therapy sessions, and undergo needed surgery, we get to work.
Providing a Personalized Approach: Everett Workers' Compensation Lawyers
There is no single best approach to a workers' compensation claim. Some clients return to their jobs. Others simply cannot handle the duties they once performed and require vocational retraining. Tragically, many workers suffer permanent disability, limiting their ability to work or ending their professional careers.
Whether your injuries entitle you to time loss benefits while you recover or a lifetime pension if you cannot return to work, we can help.
Contact Us: Seattle Workers' Compensation Lawyers
For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced lawyer regarding workers' compensation benefits, please contact us.