Applying for Federal Workers’ Compensation Claims? Start Here
Injured federal workers are protected under FECA, a federal piece of legislation which guarantees benefits or compensation for those that qualify. The Office of the Workers’ Compensation Programs handles all claims and a team of experts decides which claim is approved or rejected, with room for appeal if your claim as an injured postal or federal worker is rejected.
Are you looking for a FECA attorney? If you were injured either on the job or away from it, you may be able to file a compensation claim to take care of your needs for up to 45 days, after which you can apply for a different compensation program. If you’d like FREE legal help on your claim, please give us a call today at (773) 906-4833 and speak with one of our friendly, resourceful and creative attorneys today.
Some of the benefits offered by federal workers’ compensation include:
- Cost of medical care
- Wage loss compensation
- Cost of hiring an assistant for those that are severely injured
- Vocational rehabilitation or re-employment training
- Payment to dependents should they lose a loved one due to an injury
FECA covers the following individuals:
- Civil employees working for the government
- Officers expressly hired by a government-owned agency
- Those within the Peace Corps
- Federal grand and petit jurors
- Job Corps individuals
- Civil Air Patrol volunteers
- Neighborhood Youth Corps
The most important forms used to apply and qualify for federal workers’ compensation are forms CA-1 and CA-2. Please note that these forms are time-sensitive, meaning that the first one must be filed with your supervisor within thirty days of your injury, and your employer, on the other hand, only has 10 days to submit form CA-2 to OWCP. Missing out on these deadlines may very well invalidate your claim.
Who Can Apply for OWCP Compensation?
According to OWCP regulations you must have either suffered a traumatic injury or a new occupational illness or the exacerbation or worsening of an old disease due to work conditions in order to qualify. In addition, stress claims leading to psychological or psychiatric disorders are often filed as mental health can directly impact your work performance, making you inefficient and prone to making mistakes at work.
Medical Opinion May Be The Most Important Piece of Evidence
In order to qualify for FECA benefits, you must have received an objective medical opinion by a physician well-versed in the filling of federal workers’ compensation forms. In fact, this is perhaps the most important piece of evidence that will determine whether or not you will get compensated, so make sure you get it right the first time by calling us at xxx to get access to not only our legal services but to also gain access to our network of OWCP-conversant doctors.
Best FECA Benefits Attorneys – Call Us Now!
When it comes to all things federal compensation, it is important to deal with experienced legal experts. A lot of injured federal workers may be of the opinions that attorneys are expensive and that they can do it by themselves; however, this is a foolhardy move because you will not only waste time trying to figure things out through trial and error, but you also run the risk of having your claim denied because you didn’t meet a specific requirement. Let us take the guesswork out of the process: call us NOW at (773) 906-4833 to speak with a friendly and experienced OWCP injury lawyer. Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you.