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Website launched to assist injured workers

The Project HELP Program, which facilitates early and successful resolution of workers compensation claims in Washington State, has launched a new website at explaining the resources available to injured workers, unions, employers, and other interested parties. Project Help is a cooperative effort between the Washington State Labor Council, the state’s business community, and the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries.

“We are very proud of this program and want to do the best job we can communicating what services and resources are available,” said Project Help Director Viona Latschaw. “I encourage everyone to explore the new site and, hopefully, they will take away information to help them — or their members — successfully navigate the workers’ compensation system.”

Latschaw says the website is still a work in progress and that more information will continually be added. She plans to do outreach to stakeholders and other users to find out what information is most helpful, and to make sure it is easily accessible at the site.

The goals of Project Help are to:

  • Expedite claims resolution
  • Ensure that all rights are preserved and protected
  • Reduce unnecessary litigation
  • Provide information and assistance, free of charge
  • Offer educational workshops on the fundamentals of workers’ compensation

If you need assistance with a workers’ compensation claim, contact Project HELP at 1-800-255-9752.

Registration is now open for the 2012 “Meeting of the Minds” Conference, sponsored by the Project Help program, where participants will learn about the dramatic changes in Washington state’s workers’ compensation law from the 2011-2012 legislative session, plus important legal decisions handed down the past year. The conference will be Thursday afternoon and Friday, May 17-18 at the Coast Wenatchee Hotel.

Continuing Education Credits have been awarded for participation in the “Meeting of the Minds” Workers’ Compensation Conference. Earn 5 Self-Insurance credits: 2-Claims Management, 2.5 Legal, and .5 Elective.

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