Locate the tools and resources by clicking the tabs by subject below:

Note the Medical Provider Network Status Report (MPNSR) and Reasonably Convenient Location (RCL) tools are on the last tab.

Benefit Calculations

Use this information and these tools to help you calculate worker benefits:

If you have questions or need assistance, contact our training unit at: SITrainerQuestions@Lni.wa.gov or 360-902-6904.

PPD Award Schedules

A permanent partial disability (PPD) is a permanent impairment that results from the workplace injury or occupational disease. When this occurs, a worker may be eligible to receive a PPD benefit.

In order to qualify for a PPD benefit, the impairment must be rated by a qualified doctor.

Reference PPD Down Payment Amounts.

Every year the PPD award schedules are updated. We have included the most recent schedules below to help you calculate the award.

Note: If you need a PPD award schedule from earlier years, email us at SItrainerQuestions@Lni.wa.gov

Forms & Templates


A complete list of self-insurance forms is on the Forms & Publications page. Many of these forms and templates are available in other frequently used languages.

Self-Insured Employers are required to use specific forms to request the following orders from the department: allowance, closure, denial, interlocutory, or overpayment. Refer to the training matrix for more information on these changes. 


Self-Insured Employers must use letter templates to communicate key actions to workers during the course of a claim, including: wage calculation, starting, stopping or denying compensation benefits, accepting or denying newly-contended conditions, authorizing or denying treatment, and assessing overpayments or underpayments.

Note: Unless disputed, L&I will no longer issue wage orders, overpayments, or acceptance/denial of newly contended conditions.

Checklists & Coversheets

To make it easier for claim managers to do business with L&I, we have created useful coversheets and checklists.


Medical Provider Network Status Report (MPNSR)

Self-insured employers can use the network status MPNSR tool or download the Provider Network Status Report (PNSR), a daily file of providers' network status to determine which providers can provide ongoing treatment to injured workers in Washington State.

The network status tool will allow self-insured payers and providers to have access to the same timely accurate information. Additional provider information can be found on the self-insurance providers page.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact our Provider Account Credentialing team at provnet@Lni.wa.gov.

Reasonably Convenient Location (RCL) Tool

L&I developed the Reasonably Convenient Location tool to help self-insured employers identify where residents in the worker’s community likely travel for care to various medical specialties (RCW 51.36.070). These locations are determined by:

  • The number of providers in each county participating in the Medical Provider Network (MPN).
  • The closest driving distance between the starting location and each county seat.

Additional Resources:
The RCL tool does not list or display where individual medical providers are available. If you wish to find where an IME might be scheduled, access the Find a Medical Examiner (FAME) search engine. To find individual locations of medical providers, use the Find a Doctor search engine.

How to use the search feature on the Reasonably Convenient Location tool:

  • Open the RCL Location Tool (Excel)
  • Start with the cursor in the city field next to “Enter Worker’s Location”
  • Type in the workers starting city or select the city from the drop down options
  • Review the list of specialties to find the location where worker will likely travel



If you need to determine what county an IME location is in, please use this list:

For more information on compliance, please see the penalty table