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The Project HELP Program is a cooperative effort between the Washington State Labor Council, the state's business community, and the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. The goal of the program is to facilitate the early and successful resolution of workers' compensation claims.

More resources
for injured workers

Workers' Compensation Rights and Responsibilities
(4-page Word document)

Resource sheet of important contact information
(1-page Word document)

How to protest a Dept. of Labor and Industries decision
(1-page Word document)

How to request a claim file
(simple form, Word document)

About L&I's Office of the Self-Insured Ombudsman
(PDF information card)

Independent Medical Exam checklist
(2-page PDF document)

Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals: Filing a Workers' Compensation Appeal
(1-page PDF document)

Normally, injured workers' claims are resolved without any problems. But when a combination of complex laws and claims issues come together, it may create a situation that's anything but normal. This is why Project HELP was created:

  • To expedite claims resolution

  • To ensure that all rights are preserved and protected

  • To reduce unnecessary litigation

  • To provide information and assistance, free of charge

  • To offer educational workshops on the fundamentals of workers' compensation

If you need assistance with a workers' compensation claim, contact Project HELP:



Workers' compensation claims assistance online!

Injured workers in Washington state can review their claims online -- although not all self-insured claims may be accessible. Set up your user ID and password, and then you can view your claim information. If you need assistance accessing your claim information online, call the Claim and Account Center Helpline at 360-902-5999.  In addition, workers' compensation appeals can also be filed online at the Board of Industrial Insurance appeals website.  

For free claims assistance, call Project HELP at 1-800-255-9752.


WSLC List of Workers' Compensation Attorneys

In response to multiple requests from injured workers, in particular regarding "structured settlements" of workers' compensation claims, the  Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO has compiled a list of attorneys (PDF file) in Washington state with workers' compensation experience. DISCLAIMER: The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO (WSLC) and Project Help assume no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the following persons or firms. Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the WSLC or Project Help. Names are listed alphabetically, by city, and the order in which they appear has no significance.

Copyright 2012   Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO