At our IFWAA office in Columbus, OH, we often meet federal employees that have been injured on the job but aren’t aware of their rights to workers’ compensation. Under the Federal Employee’s Compensation Act (FECA), any federal worker that has been injured or becomes ill due to their workplace or job duties may be entitled to workers’ compensation. The Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) facilitates federal injury claims and compensation for medical treatment, vocational rehab, wage replacement and even benefits to surviving members of deceased federal employees that were covered under FECA.
For an FECA compensation claim to be approved by OWCP, the illness, injury or death has to have occurred while the federal employee was performing duties of their job. Incidents, while traveling or working off-site, may also be covered under FECA. The claim must be filed during the time frame specified by OWCP. The injured federal worker must also be able to provide both factual and medical evidence for OWCP to validate the compensation claim.
How Can IFWAA in Columbus Help Me?
The OWCP compensation claim process can be confusing and lead to a lot of obstacles; luckily at IFWAA, we specialize in the rights, benefits, compensation, and claims of injured federal workers. We offer claims management at no cost to federal employees and can track compensation claim deadlines; they don’t need to use private insurance or worry about any out-of-pocket fees, including deductibles and co-pays. Our team of Columbus workers’ compensation attorneys can also help you find OWCP approved clinics, hospitals, doctors and surgeons. We will provide you with the latest information on laws, resources, and regulations for federal employees and can assist with CA forms, a continuation of pay, lost wages and even the Family and Medical Leave Act. Any communication with OWCP representatives and those involved with your claim will be handled on your behalf.
Were you injured or became ill due to your federal job? The experts at IFWAA in Columbus can help! We offer free federal worker compensation claims management and can help guide you through the obstacles and avoid any confusion. Ready to file? Contact us today to find out how exactly we can help with your federal employee compensation claim!