Did you know that most federal employee compensation claims that fail to get open are typically due to a federal employee not knowing their rights? At IFWAA in Houston, Texas, we use the laws published in the Federal Employee’s Compensation Act (FECA) to advocate on behalf of federal workers. FECA not only protects federal employees at the time of their injury but also states exactly how medical costs and compensation will be paid during the time of the injury.
For an FECA/OWCP claim to be accepted, a federal employee must provide factual and medical evidence to support the following:
The claim was filed within the specified time limit.
The injured, ill or deceased employee was covered under FECA.
The medical condition was due to workplace conditions/hazards.
The employee was performing duties of the job when the event(s) in the claim occurred.
The medical condition/injury/death was a result of the event(s) within the claim.
At our IFWAA office in Houston, we manage federal workers’ compensation claims at no cost and provide up-to-date information on regulations, laws, and resources for injured federal workers. Our clients do not have to use private medical insurance or pay any out-of-pocket fees including co-pays or deductibles.
When you partner with IFWAA of Houston, our experts can help you complete necessary CA forms, track claim deadlines and find an approved OWCP doctor, surgeon, clinic or hospital. Assistance for helping you file for Family and Medical Leave Act forms, a continuation of pay and lost wage benefits will also be provided. We will also communicate with the Office of Workers’ Compensation Program, your employer, case manager and anyone else involved with your claim.
Were you injured at your federal Houston job? Contact IFWAA today and find out how we can help you with your federal employee compensation claim!