Is Your OWCP Claims Examiner Taking Too Long? Here’s Why

Federal Workers' Compensation

Once your claim as an injured postal worker is accepted, your case file will be submitted to a claims examiner who will then approve it as well as follow up on the claim as well as your health on a periodic basis together with an OWCP nurse. A claims examiner will usually handle more than 1 case file at a time, and this may make it hard for them to provide individualized attention to every file that is assigned to them.

Having a hard time with your OWCP claims examiner? If you feel like you wait too long to have your injured federal worker claims examiner get back to you, or you just want clarity on the whole federal workers’ compensation program, we can help. For over 20 years, we’ve been helping injured federal workers just like you get, keep and reinstate their injured federal worker benefits. Don’t go it alone, and don’t trust federal workers’ compensation law firms with busy workloads and unproven results: call McCready, Garcia & Leet NOW at 1-855-233-3002 to learn more about how we can help streamline the whole process for you.

Legally, a claims examiner is entitled to a 30 day assessment period before getting back to you. To the average individual, these 30 days represent anxiety, living dangerously close to the poverty line or almost getting kicked out of their rental property, a worsening in their health condition, and so on. To this end, you want to engage the services of a federal workers’ compensation law firm such as ours so we can get to the bottom of your claim. If you’re in dire straits, we can advise you on steps to get the OWCP claims examiner to pay attention to your needs, such as contacting the Department of Labor’s district director, or the national director via mail.

Claims Examiner Taking Too Long – Possible Reasons

OWCP claims examiners may seem unreasonable and in some cases, even inhumane, especially if one’s health is on the line. Please note that they are not compelled to act on your case immediately and have 30 days to do so. That being said, starting the whole postal workers’ compensation process with an OWCP attorney will ensure that you don’t run into such roadblocks, and if you should, they are resolved in a timely manner.

Claims Examiners May Be Dealing With an Incomplete File

Other times, claims examiners may seem unreasonable in your eyes because nothing seems to be moving. This, however, is far from the case, and it could signal that they may not have all the information they need to make a decision on your claim. This is especially true if you have an incomplete or ambiguous medical report, and, if they are severely overworked (which most of the time they are), will tend to put your file aside and deal with the claims that have provided all information needed for compensation to go through. In such cases, a call by one of our attorneys to the claims examiners will help get to the root of the matter so it can be ironed out (perhaps redoing the medical exam and corresponding report) so things can get moving again.

Best Federal Workers’ Compensation Attorneys – Call Us Today!

Want to make sense of it all? You obviously cannot read the claims examiner’s mind, nor do we encourage you to try to do so. Let us help expedite your OWCP injured federal worker claim by crossing out any issues that may cause your claims examiner to drag their with regard to your claim: call us NOW at 1-855-233-3002 to speak with a best OWCP attorney at absolutely NO COST to you to learn more. Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you.