Your injury or disease may progress until you can no longer perform your job. In this case, the Department of Labor and Industries may be able to provide you with vocational benefits.
Permanent Partial Disability
Disabilities can be long-lasting. When Department of Labor and Industries believes you have reached maximum medical improvement, they attempt to determine whether you have suffered any permanent partial disability.
Total Permanent Disability or Pension
This is a situation where your job related disability or impairment is to the extent that you are permanently unable to perform any type of reasonably continuous gainful employment, the Department of Labor and Industries may determine that you are totally and permanently disabled.
Disagreements with the Department
While many benefits are available to injured workers under Washington's Industrial Insurance Act, there may also be many disagreements between the injured worker and the Department of Labor and Industries about what benefits are appropriate. We help resolve these conflicts.