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This does sound like harassment. Please tell me, briefly, what you have done so far/who you've contacted to get L&I off of your son's back? And did an attorney represent your son in regards XXXXX XXXXX L&I claim?
I'll look forward to hearing from you,
Jane Doe Deer
Sometimes the way to address problems with state agencies is to start at the top.
Your son should write a letter to the Governor's office explaining the problem and asking for help. The letter should be short (no more than a page, single space) outlining the injury and what L & I is doing. Ask the Governor to look into this. (Gregoire won't see the letter - it'll be handled by one of her staff members).
Here's what will most likely happen. The Governor's office will send a copy of the letter to whomever is currently the head of L&I (I've lost track) and ask for a response within 30 days. The head of L&I will send the letter down the chain of command, find out what's going on from L&I's perspective, and write back to the Governor's office, who will then write to you. Or, you will hear from L&I.
This may or may not get Mark anywhere, but it is worth trying because (1) it shines a light on what is going on and (2) it's free to try.
As a person with lifelong back problems myself, I have an idea of what Mark is going through. I can tell you that medical massage and chiropractic treatment help me tremendously, but I know exactly what you mean about the pain pills clouding his mind. Still the letter should come from Mark, even if you have to ghostwrite it for him.
There ARE attorneys out there who may be able to help him. If you let me know what county you're in, I may have further ideas.
But he should look for Worker's Compensation specialists, even if he has to go to Tacoma, Seattle, Spokane, or Vancouver to find them (by phone should work).
Please let me know if I can be of further help. Sometimes it's effective to write to your state senator and/or representatives, but I like starting at the top - that's why I suggested the Gov's office.
I need an attorney and I believe that you may be the right one. I am in Snohomish county but have no problem coming to you. Will you contact me at XXXXX@XXXXXX.XXX? There is more that needs to be discussed regarding this case.
p.s. The name that will come back from that e-mail address is 'Mark Andrews'; it was first meant to be for junk but later became primary and I have not changed the profile.
Thanks for the vote of confidence, but I'm pretty much retired. I don't take clients anymore and, besides, I couldn't take you as a client having met you here.I do wish you the very best,
That is shame, I truly believe that you may have been the person that I was looking for.
Anyway, you had said this earlier: "There ARE attorneys out there who may be able to help him. If you let me know what county you're in, I may have further ideas.". Can you recommend an attorney for me?
The state has broken several laws, been negligent and abused their authority. My doctor is also negligent, has violated RCW's concerning his role in the LNI process and is guilty of malpractice and malfeasance. He recently told me to f**k myself, said he didn't like me, would drop my meds and no longer treat me. He has thrown me under the bus and hurt my case with the state because doing right would require admitting fault.
What do you think?
I can't recommend individual attorneys.
There are a few places to look, besides the bar association.
The two I'd try are:
By the way, you know how you were all ready to hire me? That's not a good way to hire anyone, from attorney to contractor to house cleaner. Check references. Read the person's resume. Check the bar website and see if there have ever been bar actions against him or her. Be smart!
Thank you, I appreciate your candor.
I would have spoken with you more/interviewed you, hence: "There is more that needs to be discussed regarding this case.", and "I need an attorney and I believe that you MAY be the right one.".
Anyway, I will check the links. Thank you so much. You have been very helpful.
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