Why You Need an Advocate

Clients sometimes get confused. They think L&I is ‘on their side.’ But the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries is simply a state-run insurance company. As such, it follows the general insurance model of deny, deny, deny benefits.

Injured workers need advocates who are familiar with the law and L&I’s internal processes to ensure they receive all their benefits. Some claim managers are simply difficult to deal with. Even ‘nice’ claim managers may mismanage cases simply because they are overburdened with large caseloads. We have almost 20 years’ experience in fighting L&I to get injured workers the benefits they deserve, which could include:

Despite helping to pay the insurance, many injured workers never receive the benefits to which they are entitled. Some claim managers are simply difficult to deal with. Even ‘nice’ claim managers may mismanage cases because they are overburdened. Injured workers need advocates who are familiar with the internal processes at L&I to ensure they receive benefits and their claims receive the time and attention they deserve.  

Marlena was a rocksolid advocate for me. She handled my case with integrity and tenacity. Although my case was difficult she took time to explain to me the ins and outs of my situation. My case was an uphill battle. But she knows L&I law, went all the way to the top, and won every scenario for me to the end. I was hesitant to hire a lawyer at first but I’m glad I did. If I ever end up in a situation like that again she would be the first person I call.

G. B., July 2017

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