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Worker’s Compensation

The Industrial Insurance Act is in place to cover Washington workers who are hurt on the job. It is your sole source of remedy in Washington, which means you generally cannot file suit against your employer for workplace injuries.

Although you’ve been paying into this system since the day you started working, the Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) employs doctors, lawyers, and consultants all in an effort to cut costs and close your claim as quickly as possible, many times against the advice of your doctor.

Make no mistake, the Department of Labor and Industries is simply an insurance company. Without help you can find yourself on the backside of a serious injury with lingering medical bills, unable to return to your job and no way to get the coverage you need, deserve, and have paid for.

Worker’s Compensation Lawyers in Eastern Washington

Set up a free consultation with our worker’s compensation lawyers to make sure you’re getting the coverage you deserve, and to let us help you determine what your goals should be for rejoining the workforce and getting back on your feet.

I worked with Rich at Carlisle & Byers on my claim for about 8 months. Rich achieved the ultimate goal and got the maximum settlement amount available for my claim. Rich took my claim seriously, and laid out each option clearly along with the consequences of each choice, and that is what I expected and wanted from my legal counsel.”

Ann, Carlisle and Byers client

We went to Richard Byers with a very complicated L&I issue and he worked very hard on our case. To make things even more complicated for our case, my husband got sick with cancer, and Richard helped us put things in place the right way before my husband died. Richard still worked just as hard for me, and I couldn't have done it with out him. If any one needs a GREAT L&I lawyer, call him."

Susan, Carlisle & Byers client

Regarding my L&I claim, Chris and Rich listen to my needs and actually do what needs to be done to meet those needs. They care!"

Cheryl, Carlisle & Byers client

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Unlike many law firms, we’ll guide you every step of the way with a personalized, hands-on, knowledgable approach.