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Protest & Appeal Claims

Employers' right to protest and appeal an L&I decision about a claim

A protest is also known as a "request for reconsideration."

Employers, workers and attending doctors all have essentially the same rights of protest and appeal.

Protest to L&I

L&I must receive your written protest within 60 calendar days of the date you received the decision (within 15 days for vocational benefits). If L&I doesn't receive your protest in time the decision is final and you lose your right to be heard (RCW 51.52.060 []).

Your protest must:

Appeal to the Board

You have the right to appeal L&I's decision to the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals.

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