Attention Injured Federal Workers – Forms To Fill for Compensation
As an injured federal worker, time is of the essence. This means that you must file certain forms in a timely manner in order to receive OWCP federal workers’ compensation or be locked out of receiving benefits. While you may have a two year statute of limitations for filing an injured federal worker form, it is in your best interests to get started on your claim the minute you are made reasonably aware of your injuries.
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Here are the most important forms for injured federal workers:
- Form CA-1 or Federal Notice of Traumatic Injury and Claim for Continuation of Pay/Compensation – This should be your first order of business, and it should be filled within 10 days of you being injured or being reasonably able to fill the same. Please note that the injury being reported must have happened over the span of one work shift. This includes a stressful event causing mental trauma, shock, or depression.
- Form CA-2 or Notice of Occupational Disease and Claim for Compensation – This is filled in the event that you suffer an occupational condition such as exposure to toxic substances or gases, repetitive strain injury such as carpal tunnel or back strain experienced by USPS postal workers due to carrying large packages all day.
- Form CA-16 or Authorization for Examination and/or Treatment – This is a critical form that will help you get the medical attention that you need. That being said, you can only get this form from your employing federal agency workers’ compensation staff.
- Form CA-20 or Attending Physician’s Report – This form is where your doctor furnishes the federal agency and claims examiner with a narrative explaining in objective medical terms your injuries, how they occurred and how they are connected to a particular work duty.
- Form CA-7 – or Continuation of Pay claim for compensation form which will provide you with a portion of your pay for up to 45 days from the date of your injury.
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