From The Stand
As Project HELP outreach has increased, so have claim inquiriesSEATTLE — If you don’t know help is available, you can’t ask for it. That’s been the thinking at the Washington State Labor Council’s Project HELP, which has stepped up outreach promoting its services. This is the program that educates injured workers on how to navigate the state’s workers’ compensation system and offers workshops explaining this safety net for injured workers and their families. Project HELP Director Jessica Gallardo and Senior Claims Specialist Kathy Petruzzelli and Bilingual Claims Specialist Emmanuel Carrillo are doing more workshops, more presentations, more labor-management events, and generally seizing more opportunities to spread the word about the program. During its 2022-2023 contract period, Project HELP participated in more than 200 such events, a 43 percent increase from the previous year. As outreach has increased, so have the inquiries from people seeking assistance. Read more.
EDITOR'S NOTE -- If you or a loved one have been injured on the job or developed a medical condition from the performance of job duties, you need to be proactive about ensuring your “sure and certain relief” in the workers’ compensation system. Contact Project HELP at 1-800-255-9752 or click here.