Is Your Pain Or Illness Aggravated By What You Do At Work? - Have you received all the benefits to which you are entitled?
We know that legal action can sometimes be overwhelming. We are dedicated to providing you with help in a language that you can understand per the Federal Employees Compensation Act. If you don't feel like you understand your options, just ask, and we will work to find an explanation that works for you.
The first step is for us to work with you and come up with a legal plan to get the results you need. Through our understanding of the law and your understanding of the circumstances, we will craft a path to success with our legal service.
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Don't wait! Contact us for a free phone consultation to discuss your federal workers' compensation benefits. Let us help you figure out what your next best steps are. The sooner you have a legal plan of action, the better your chances of taking the correct steps to get the results you want.
Medical and Disability Benefits
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Frequently Asked Questions
If you are still employed by the Federal agency where you worked when the injury occurred, submit the claim through your employing agency. Be sure to keep a copy of everything for your records. Your agency will complete their portion of the CA-1 or CA-2 and submit the entire packet to the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) district office. OWCP will advise you of the claim number which has been established. The district office will review the information submitted and will determine if there is sufficient information to adjudicate the claim. If there is insufficient information to adjudicate the claim, they will send you a letter advising of the additional information needed.
If you are no longer employed by the Federal government, you should submit the completed form to the Federal agency where you last worked when the injury or disease was sustained.
The Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) provides that a claim for compensation must be filed within 3 years of the date of injury. For a traumatic injury, the statutory time limitation begins to run from the date of injury. For a latent condition, it begins to run when an injured employee with a compensable disability becomes aware, or reasonably should have been aware, of a possible relationship between the medical condition and the employment.
If your employing agency has enrolled for electronic submission of forms via ECOMP. You need to provide medical documentation supporting any periods of disability claimed. Your agency will complete their portion of the CA-7 and submit it and the medical documentation to OWCP. OWCP will determine if there is sufficient information on file to pay compensation for the periods claimed or if further information/development is needed.
If you used leave to cover period of disability resulting from the accepted injury, you can apply to your agency to buy back your leave. Each agency establishes its own rules for whether they allow leave buy back (LBB), timelines for submission, etc. If your agency does allow leave buy back, to request a LBB, you need to complete a complete a CA-7 and check box B in section 2. You also must sign form CA-7b “Leave Buy Back (LBB) Worksheet/Certification and Election,” after it has been completed by your employing agency.
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We have 35 plus years experience in representing injured workers. To obtain the best results expertise may be necessary in medical issues, vocational rehabilitation, functional capacity evaluations, wage earning capacity, impairment ratings, wage loss analysis, plus benefits available outside of FECA such as SSD and OPM disability retirement along with offsets and over-payment reimbursement and liens. We use that experience to help you down a path to the results you need. Schedule your free phone consultation today to discuss your federal workers' compensation claim.Federal Workers' Compensation Representatives personnel and affiliates possess the skills, education and experience needed to successfully navigate the federal workers' compensation law (FECA).
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