The Provider's Responsibilities

If you're the first doctor to diagnose a worker for an occupational injury or disease, you're responsible for reporting to L&I or the self-insured employer.

If the claim might be federal, tribal, or another insurer, find out how to file claims, and bill the correct entity.

If you aren’t sure whether you need to file, see Deciding when to file an accident report for your patient.

To file a claim here in Washington State, follow these 4 steps:

Step 1: Find out if your patient is insured through L&I or a self-insured employer

There are 3 ways you can find out:

  1. Ask the patient
  2. Check the self-insured employer list
  3. Call L&I’s Self-Insurance Section at 360-902-6901

Step 2: File a claim right away

To initiate a claim for your patient, fill out one of the following forms:

  • If your patient is insured through L&I, you should fill out a Report of Industrial Injury or Occupational Disease (ROA), either:
  • If your patient is insured through a self-insured employer, you should fill out the Providers Initial Report (PIR) (F207-028-000)

Step 3: Get paid

Step 4: Get the worker further treatment if necessary

You must be in our network to treat an injured worker beyond the initial visit. If you are not, you can join our network, or refer the worker to another provider that is in our network.