Workers, employers, and attending medical providers who disagree with L&I decisions may appeal to the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals (BIIA).

After you receive the decision, you have:

  • 60 days to appeal a claim decision or a payment decision.
  • 20 days for providers to appeal a billing decision that reduces the amount paid, or demands repayment.

L&I's decision is final if an appeal is not filed in time.

Preparing your appeal

Your appeal should include the following:

  • Your patient’s name and claim number (make sure this information is on every page).
  • Patient’s address.
  • Date and description of the L&I claim or billing decision you are appealing.
  • Reason(s) you disagree with the decision.
  • Your name, mailing address and telephone number.
  • City in which you wish the proceedings to take place.
  • Supporting information you consider important.

Submitting your appeal

You can submit your appeal online, by mail or in person.

By mail:

Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals
PO Box 42401
Olympia, WA 98504-2401

In person:

Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals
2430 Chandler Court SW
Olympia, WA 98504

You may appeal directly to the BIIA without first protesting to L&I. After receiving your appeal, the board will notify us and give us an opportunity to reconsider our original decision. If we do not reconsider our decision, the board will schedule a hearing for your appeal.

If you have further questions regarding the appeal process, you can contact the BIIA at 360-753-6823 or 1-800-442-0447.