Federal workers' compensation is administered by the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP). The OWCP is a division of the U.S. Department of Labor. Federal workers' compensation is not subject to state law and is consistent for federal employees throughout the country. This allows our attorneys to help injured federal government employees—anywhere in the U.S.— to obtain the federal workers' compensation benefits they are entitled to.
It is very important to report any on-the-job injury to your employer immediately. In addition to traumatic injuries, OWCP also covers occupational injuries, like repetitive stress or carpel tunnel. You may be entitled to benefits including wages, payment for medical care, and vocational rehabilitation. Medical benefits may include surgery, hospital stays, supplies for treatment, and transportation.
DENIAL OF YOUR FEDERAL WORKERS' COMPENSATION CLAIM
If your request for OWCP benefits is denied, you are entitled to appeal the decision. These disputes are resolved administratively, thereby avoiding the costly and lengthy litigation typically associated with workplace accidents. If new evidence becomes available, you may have the right to request reconsideration by the issuing district office. Our experienced OWCP attorneys can help you with documenting your request and appealing these adverse decisions.
DISABILITY CLAIMS AND WORKERS' COMPENSATION
In some situations, federal employees may be eligible for OPM disability retirement benefits. This can depend upon the nature of the injury and years served in government. Our office can assist you in analyzing this option and proceeding to file such if appropriate.
Contact Solomon, Maharaj & Kasimati today to discuss your OWCP claim!