The Department of Labor and Industries has launched the
Claim and Account Center,
where you can obtain detailed information about your claim and access copies of
all documents recorded in connection with your claim. This is a powerful tool
for claimants, and greatly improves our ability to quickly review your case and
offer a meaningful opinion about your claim.
The Board of Industrial
Insurance Appeals is an administrative law court that hears appeals from
decisions made by the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries,
among other matters. This site includes a search engine to review significant
decisions issued by the Board, as well as complete information about the appeal
process. You can even file an appeal online!
The Washington State
Employment Security Department site has information concerning return-to-work
programs and other benefits available to people who are not employed or
are underemployed. Of interest to workers' compensation claimants is a
description of potential entitlement to unemployment insurance benefits.
The Workplace Injury Law & Advocacy Group
(WILG) is affiliated with the American Association for Justice (formerly the Association of
Trial Lawyers of America), and focuses nationwide attention on issues that affect the rights of injured workers.
Ready to Scream??? Do something about it! --
VOTE!! Be involved! It's the way to earn the right to gripe. The Washington
State Secretary of State site has everything you need to register. For
other locations, call your local Elections Department.