Federal employment offers a certain type of security that is typically not seen in most jobs in the country. However, the government, as an employer, expects you to cross your T’s and dot your I’s every step of the way. Injured federal workers are no exception, and must adhere to certain rules or risk losing their benefits suddenly.
Are you looking for experienced attorneys for OWCP injured federal workers? If you were injured as a federal worker and can no longer provide useful and efficient service to the federal government, you may be eligible for compensation. Please contact us TODAY at (773) 906-4159 to learn more about your legal options for compensation. You must file within certain time limits, and your medical file must be beyond reproach in order to qualify. To make sure that your claim can pass the keen scrutiny or OWCP officials, please reach out to us at (773) 906-4159 and speak with us for FREE so we can take a look at your claim.
Here are some of the reasons why you may lose your benefits as an injured federal worker:
Not Taking on a Job Placement
If you were injured as a federal worker but can work to a certain capacity given your partial disability, you may be required to return to work at a different capacity in a position that can accommodate your new reality. This is usually within your commuting area so you can get to it in a timely manner. If, according to medical evidence, you can meet the physical requirements of your new position, and the position is the same when it comes to tenure when compared to your previous employment, and you have the skill set to perform within said position, you cannot, according to the law, refuse this job placement. That being said, you will have 30 days to let OWCP why you are refusing this new position.
Doctor’s Report Shows Insufficient Evidence
Your medical report is perhaps the most important piece of paper or file that will determine whether or not you get to stay on federal workers’ compensation. Your doctor must objectively show the relationship between your injury and your inability to carry out work duties, as well as why you need certain medical procedures. The doctor must use explanatory language instead of just short sentences and go into the severity of your injury, and must be willing to offer future updates on the progress of your injury. This is perhaps the most important reason why you should hire a federal workers’ compensation law firm – call us at (773) 906-4159 for your FREE consultation.
Refusing To Undergo Vocational Rehabilitation
It is important to understand that your receipt of federal workers’ compensation benefits is contingent on you adhering to OWCP rules and orders. In order to continue receiving injured federal worker benefits, you must participate in retraining which essentially prepares you for your new federal worker position that’s in line with your new injuries. Failure to do so will lead to the reduction of your benefits, or their termination altogether.
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We understand how stressful the whole federal workers’ compensation process is. Instead of going it alone and relying on internet forums filled with incorrect or irrelevant answers, we’d like to invite you to give us a call at (773) 906-4159 for your FREE chat with one of our friendly and experienced OWCP injury attorneys. Let us expedite the process for you, and get you what you deserve when it comes to your compensation. Thanks for choosing us.