If you are a federal employee and have been injured while working, our Firm believes that you should be entitled and paid to federal workers compensation benefits. In more and more cases, this requires you the injured worker to fight for what is right. Our Law Firm is here to help.
Federal workers compensation benefits can include:
- Lost Wages. This benefit is simply compensation for time off work due to the accepted work related conditions. This is also referred to as "Total Temporary Disability" or "Periodic Roll".
- Payment for Medical Expenses. This benefit is fairly self explanatory. The OWCP should always be responsible for your medical expenses connected to your accepted work related conditions.
- Schedule Award. This benefit is a potential payment (separate from lost wages) if your injury is established to have created a permanent loss of some function of your body.
That decision will be made by the Office of Workers Compensation (OWCP) which participates in the direction of that treatment by requiring pre-approval of payment for those services. The OWCP may request that you use only their pre-authorized doctors, and may request that their representative (usually a nurse) attend and monitor your medical visits with the doctor, visit privately with your doctor, and report back to OWCP with his/her opinion of your course of treatment.We are Here to Help You Fight.
Some Federal employees confuse their federal workers compensation rights with another similar benefit referred to as "Continuation of Pay" (COP). When the employee is receiving COP payments they often think that they are already qualified for and are receiving federal workers compensation benefits for an approved/accepted claim. It is often not until later that it is learned that they are not yet qualified for workers compensation benefits at all and circumstances have developed that prevent them from receiving full federal workers compensation benefit entitlement.