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296-15-480 When a self-insured claim is protested.
When must a self-insurer submit a worker’s written protest or appeal to the department?
A self-insurer must submit a written protest by a worker to the department within five working days of receipt. The date the protest is received by the self-insurer is considered the date the protest is received by the department.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.14.020, 51.32.190, 51.14.090, and 51.14.095. WSR 06-06-066, Â§ 296-15-480, filed 2/28/06, effective 4/1/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.32.190(6), 51.32.055 (8)(a) and (9)(a). WSR 98-24-121, Â§ 296-15-480, filed 12/2/98, effective 1/2/99.]