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IF YOUíVE BEEN INJURED ON THE JOB:    www.lni.wa.gov

WORKERS COMPENSATION FACT SHEET:

Washington is a no-fault state.  The law passed in 1911 guarantees "sure and certain relief" if you are injured on the job.  No matter whose fault the injury was, if it happened on the job it is covered under workers compensation.

An injured worker has one year from the date of injury to file a claim.  The worker gets to choose what doctor they want to see.  Workers do not have to go to a doctor that the employer has selected.  See a qualified doctor who can properly treat your condition.

File a Report of Accident.  If your employer is under the State Fund, you can get the Report of Accident from your doctor.  If your employer is self-insured, you can get the Report of Accident from the employer.  Itís called a self-insured accident report form (SIF2) and the employer cannot refuse to give you the report.  If you see a doctor for a work-related injury, this is a claim.  There is no such thing as first aid, under the law.

Here are some recommendations if you are injured on the job:

Start a file and keep copies of everything. 

If you disagree with any action or an order issued by the department of Labor and Industries, file a written protest. 

If you change your doctor, notify L&I and your claims manager in writing.

If you have questions or problems with your workers compensation claim, please call your Union Representative at 206-329-1540.  Or call Project Help at 1-800-255-9752.  The Union recommends Project Help because it is a free claim service that assists injured workers with claim problems.

If your Company, Foreman, your General Foreman or your Superintendent:

Ask or tell you NOT to report an on-the-job injury.  This is illegal.  Call your Union Representative immediately.

Ask or tell you to report your on-the-job injury to your insurance or health and welfare trust, as if the injury was NOT work-related.  This is illegal.  Call your Union Representative.

Retaliate or harass you for filing a report of accident.  This is illegal.  Call your Union Representative.

Ask you to accept less compensation than what you are legally entitled to under the Industrial Insurance laws of Washington.  This is illegal.  Call your Union Representative.

Offer to pay for your hearing aid out of "the kindness of their heart", they are in fact cheating you out of benefits that you are entitled to by law.  This is illegal.  Call your Union Representative immediately.

Threaten you with the loss of your job for filing a workers compensation claim.  This is illegal.  Call your Union Representative immediately.

Terminate your employment or lay you off because you filed a report of accident.  This is illegal.  Call your Union Representative immediately.

YOUR LOCAL UNION IS HERE TO SEE THAT YOU GET THE BENEFITS THAT YOU ARE ENTITLED TO UNDER THE LAW.  DONíT BE INTIMIDATED BY BAD MANAGEMENT!!

 

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