Federal Injured Employees: Handling Second Opinion Requests

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Federal Injured Employees: Handling Second Opinion Requests

Federal Injured Employees: Handling Second Opinion Requests

When it comes to receiving compensation as an injured federal worker, the entire process can be quite frustrating, especially when it comes to requests for second and even third opinions. These requests for additional opinions are a way for the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs to attempt to find reasons to deny your benefits or even kick you from the federal workers’ compensation program. Anytime you are working with a FECA claims examiner it is important to remember they are not on your side, they work for the government and are trying to save as much money as possible, even if you do deserve compensation.

The Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs: Not On Your Side

When it comes to the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, their main goal is to find problems and weak points in your story that can then be used to deny your compensation or end your compensation. Regardless of your initial examination by a competent doctor, the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs is not on your side when it comes to your federal injured worker claim.

Required Medical Evidence for Injured Federal Workers

Strong medical rationale is also required in order to be approved for FECA compensation; this is a collection of medical evidence along with doctor’s reports which verify the relationship between your illness/injury, diagnosis and the work activity which is responsible for your claim. It can be important to see doctors who have experience with federal compensation claims as all information needs to be accurate. The Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs may request a second, third, fourth, fifth and maybe even sixth opinion throughout your entire claims application process. These additional requests can often be frustrating and defeating for injured employees, luckily IFWAA is always here to help with any of your federal injury compensation claims needs.

FECA Approved Federal Compensation Doctors

At IFWAA, we can make sure that you are partnered with FECA approved compensation doctors that are experienced and knowledgeable. This can aid in your compensation claim being approved and make things go a bit smoother. Have you been injured and need to see a federal compensation approved doctor? Don’t hesitate to contact IFWAA today.