We answer your questions and explain your rights and responsibilities under Washington state industrial insurance law.

The Office of the Ombuds advocates for the rights of injured workers of self-insured employers by providing information, investigating complaints and taking action to ensure the worker receives the appropriate benefits under Washington state industrial insurance law.

Our Staff

Our staff of highly-trained professionals is available to answer your questions and provide assistance with workers' compensation issues.

Call the Ombuds today at 1-888-317-0493.

What we do

The Office of the Ombuds provides information about workers’ compensation, including education, training, publications and web resources.

The office also works to improve the workers' compensation system by identifying system-wide issues and recommending policy changes to the Governor.

Frequently Asked Questions

QUESTION: My employer is self-insured. Am I entitled to the same coverage as an employee who works for a state fund employer?

ANSWER:Yes. All Washington workers are covered under the same industrial insurance law.

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