Vocational Rehabilitation and Federal Workers’ Compensation

Federal Workers' Compensation

The OWCP is always looking to save money as well as offer its services when it comes to federal compensation in a timely and efficient manner. To this end, it has created a program called vocational rehabilitation which aims to get back the injured federal worker to work as soon as is feasible.

Got a federal workers’ compensation problem which might sabotage your monthly payments? Please call us on 1-877-561-3004 so we can assess your case and help you get the needed compensation.

 Do You Qualify For Vocational Rehabilitation?

The Division of the Federal Employees’ Compensation (DFEC) works with OWCP to identify claimants who may be close to recovery so they can come up with a plan to get them work that is similar to what they were performing before their injuries, and then providing them with pay that is lower than their current monthly federal workers’ compensation payout. It is important to understand that DFEC liaises with many individuals such as your appointed federal workers’ compensation nurse, case manager, former employee and doctor to assess your injuries, how far along you are to recovery, the complications you may have suffered, and the work environment that will be suitable for you in keeping with your physical health going forward.

 Request For Vocational Rehabilitation

A lot of people, when approached with a federal workers’ compensation official with a request to undergo vocational rehabilitation will balk and attempt to wait it out, in the hopes of the federal body changing their stance. According to the FECA 5 U.S.C. 8101 et seq. and Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 20, parts 1-25, refusal to undergo vocational rehabilitation may result in your monthly check being slashed by hundreds, and sometimes thousands of dollars until a time when you comply with the request.

 Help For Federal Workers’ Compensation

It might seem like an easy thing, getting in touch with OWCP and presenting documentary evidence in the form of medical records to prove to them that you aren’t ready for vocational rehabilitation. The truth, however, is that unless you really understand the nuances in the legal statutes covering vocational rehabilitation, you’d be better off having a good federal workers’ compensation attorney deal with them to keep your monthly compensation amount intact. Need help? We’re only a phone call away. Please give us a call on 1-877-561-3004 for your free and confidential consultation. Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you.