Attention Injured Federal Workers : Don’t Make These Mistakes!
Applying for federal workers’ compensation isn’t a walk in the park, as the blogs and internet forums would have you believing. It is important to get your ducks in a row the first time to avoid delays and rejections which will not only leave you in limbo, but also make it hard for you to have your initial claim decision reversed. We all make mistakes, but your injured federal worker claim isn’t the place to make costly mistakes ; this perhaps is the most important reason why you will need an OWCP injury attorney on your side.
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Mistake One – Not Being Consistent
One of the most important things to maintain in your injured federal worker claim is a semblance of consistency. This means that your medical reports must be consistent with what’s written on the various forms such as CA-1 or CA-2 because if they tell a different story, your credibility and the validity of the claim will be held under scrutiny. It is very important in this case that you call us at xxx in order to have an experienced OWCP attorney take a look at all your forms and make amendments where needed so your narrative is consistent when looked at from all angles.
Mistake Two – Not Providing Sufficient Evidence
The next mistake you should never make when applying for OWCP compensation as an injured federal worker is not providing the federal agency with sufficient evidence. Yes, you broke your arm; however, this unfortunately means very little in the eyes of OWCP officials if there’s no supporting medical documentation which shows how it happened, and how said injury will stop you from efficiently carrying out work duties in the future. When it comes to federal workers’ compensation, any evidence is good evidence, and more evidence is even better. If there was a witness nearby, have them write up an objective account of what they saw. In addition, take photos of the scene to prove that the accident did indeed happen.
Mistake Three – Waiting to File Your Claim
The last mistake you should never make is waiting to file a claim. This is because you may have as little as ten days to file your claim in order to preserve its validity, although this could run all the way to ninety days. As a rule of thumb, the earlier you file, the sooner you’ll get compensated. In addition, make sure to work with a doctor that has experience dealing with injured federal workers: these professionals will understand the importance of filing all forms in a timely manner.
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