OWCP Compensation for Traumatic Brain Injuries
Brain injuries can be complex and insidious. If you’re an injured federal worker that suffered a traumatic brain injury, you may be eligible for compensation as long as you can show causation between your injury and the performance of a work duty. Traumatic brain injuries can be multifaceted and affect numerous aspects of your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing, and may even force you into early retirement as an injured federal worker.
Are you an injured federal worker looking to file a claim for compensation? Please get in touch with our experienced and friendly OWCP compensation attorneys at (773) 825-3547 to learn more about your legal options for compensation. We’ve worked with thousands of injured federal workers from USPS, the department of Veterans Affairs, TSA employees, Department of Defense and other federal agencies to help them qualify for Continuation of Pay, Schedule Award and other forms of compensation available to federal workers that are injured. Please contact us now at (773) 825-3547 for your 100% FREE consultation into your legal options for compensation.
Some of the most common symptoms of traumatic brain injury include:
- Poor concentration
- Personality changes
- Vision loss
- Loss of consciousness
Head Injury and OWCP Compensation: Medical Proof Is Vital
Traumatic brain injuries usually happen due to some kind of head injury such as a slip and fall, an auto accident or falls from high heights, or even assault. These injuries may have subtle symptoms, so it is important to see a physician so scans can be run on the first day of your head injury if possible. Remember, your compensation as a head injury victim seeking federal workers’ compensation will depend on the extent of your injuries, whether or not you’ll need to take time out of work to heal, the connection between a specific work duty and the occurrence of the head injury, and an objective medical report showing causation by your OWCP-literate doctor.
Attorneys for Federal Workers’ Compensation for Head Injuries
According to current OWCP legislation, brain injuries may not entitle you to a schedule award. That being said, you qualify for wage loss compensation as well as medical care to help with recovery. However if we can help prove that your traumatic brain injury stops you from performing your work duties, you may become eligible for federal workers’ compensation. Ready to get started? Please call us NOW at (773) 825-3547 to learn more about your legal options for consultation.