Help L&I Combat Fraud in Washington State

Employer premium fraud

Report employers you believe are taking advantage of the Washington State workers’ compensation system. Report Employer Premium Fraud

Workplace rights

The state’s Wage Payment Act provides basic workplace rights for you as an employee. It also provides a way to file a workplace rights complaint if you believe your rights have been violated.

Learn more about workplace rights.

If you believe your workplace rights have been violated you can file a complaint. Report Violation of Workplace Rights.

Claim suppression

Your employer cannot prevent you from filing a workers' compensation claim. If an employer prevents you from filing a workers' compensation claim for a legitimate workplace injury it can be considered a form of claim suppression. 

Learn more about claim suppression.

If you believe your employer has suppressed your right to file a workers' compensation claim. Report File a claim suppression complaint.

Workers' compensation discrimination

Your employer may not discriminate or retaliate against you for filing a workers' compensation claim.

Learn more about workers' compensation discrimination.

If you believe your employer has discriminated or retaliated against you for filing a workers' compensation claim. Report Workers' Compensation Discrimination.

Revealing of mental health conditions and treatment

Your employer has the right to access your claim file, including mental health information.  An employer can only reveal your mental health condition(s) or treatment to people who are authorized to access the information. If you believe your confidential mental health information has been shared with unauthorized people, please let us know at

Injured worker fraud

Injured worker fraud can be considered a person who receives workers' compensation benefits but appears able to work; is working while collecting time loss; was not injured, working while collecting benefits, or was not injured on the job are just a few examples.

Learn more about injured worker fraud.

If you suspect a person of committing fraud against the workers' compensation system. Report Injured Worker Fraud.

For more information contact 1-888-811-5974 (option #3)

Provider billing fraud

If you suspect a health care provider is billing inappropriately, for example: billing for services not provided, misrepresenting dates, location, or who provided the services this may be considered provider billing fraud.

Learn more about health care provider fraud.

If you suspect a provider is billing inappropriately. Please download and fill out the Health Care Provider Fraud form, then email the form as an attachment to

For more information contact 1-888-811-5974 (option #4)

Unregistered contractors

Make sure your project does not turn into something you regret - protect yourself and your project to make sure things go smoothly.

Learn more about unregistered contractors.

If you suspect a contractor is unregistered. Report Unregistered Contractors

Check with the state before it's too late!

Protect My Home

Get tips and tools to help you find a contractor who is qualified to handle your projects and avoid many of the most common pitfalls.

Verify a Contractor

Confirm that employers and contractors are registered as a business in Washington State and in good standing with L&I.

Adjustment in penalties for inflation

RCW 51.48.095 – Adjustment for inflation.

Penalties payable pursuant to this chapter shall be adjusted for inflation every three years, beginning July 1, 2023, based upon changes in the consumer price index during that time period.

Impacts: RCW 51.48.080 and RCW 51.48.250.

Investigations Penalty Table
Investigations Penalty per changes in accordance with RCW 51.48.095 July 1, 2020 July 1, 2023
RCW 51.48.080​ $1,000 TBD
RCW 51.48.250 not to exceed the greater of $1,000 or three times the amount of such excess benefits or payments​​ TBD