As an injured federal worker, you are entitled to benefits as long as your medical report checks out and all the paperwork is in order. However, what most injured postal workers and individuals working in other branches of the federal government don’t realize is that this was meant to be a temporary program meant to tide you over until you reach maximum medical improvement so you can return to work. This is a program run by DOL and OWCP, and it is costly to maintain and execute. Because of this, OWCP is always on the lookout to wean people off the program so they can save the government funds which can be spent on other projects that can benefit the public sector.
Are you experiencing problems with you injured federal workers benefits or application? If you’ve been rejected after applying, or had your benefits cut off without being given a clear answer, we can help. Please contact our best OWCP injured postal worker attorneys NOW at 1-855-233-3002 to learn more about your legal options for compensation. With an experienced federal compensation attorney, you won’t have to spend your time and resources locating an OWCP-conversant physician who knows how to write a medical report in a manner that is acceptable for OWCP, and you’ll be privy to inside information that may make your claim move faster through the pipeline or have your benefits reinstated. Please contact us TODAY at 1-855-233-3002 to speak with a postal worker compensation lawyer at NO COST to you.
Vocational Rehabilitation is Not Optional
We’ll start off with permanently disabled federal workers. As part of OWCP protocol, you are required to attend vocational rehabilitation which will essentially train you anew so you can fit into a new role that is commensurate or suits your new medical reality. What OWCP doesn’t tell you, however, is that this is their sneaky way of shaving down your benefits. Should they discover during rehabilitation that you can fit into any department in the federal government, you’ll be deemed able-bodied for the workforce and be forced to take smaller checks from the OWCP because in their eyes, you no longer need a certain amount of compensation given your recovery. Please note that refusing to participate in the vocational rehabilitation program will result in OWCP canceling your benefits altogether.
Your Benefits Rely Heavily on Your Doctors Report
Another reason why your injured federal worker benefits may be reduced or canceled is if you doctor report is not sufficient. This is why it’s so important to work with a federal workers’ compensation attorney because they’ll be able to provide you with access to experienced physicians who will appropriately diagnose you so you can receive benefits, and receive them in full. In addition, your physician must show causation between the injury or occupational condition with work circumstances. If they do not show causation, your application will not be approved, leaving you with an uncertain future.
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We know how hard it is to deal with OWCP as a first-time applicant, and the stress of having your injured federal worker benefits taking away. Instead of trying to defend your claim on your own or asking strangers online regarding what your next step should take, count on the real experience of our attorneys for injured postal and federal workers: call us NOW at 1-855-233-3002 to speak with one of our friendly postal worker attorneys. The call is FREE, and there’s absolutely no obligation. Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you.