Federal workers' compensation is administered by the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP), which is a is a division of the U.S. Department of Labor. Federal workers' compensation is not subject to state law and is universal throughout the nation. This enables Lincoln Federal Law Firm, P.L.L.C., to help injured federal government employees anywhere in all 50 States to obtain the federal workers' compensation benefits they are entitled to.
TYPES OF CLAIMS
The appropriate Notice of Injury usually starts with deciding which type of Claim your Workers Compensation Case Falls under. These Claim options include either a CA-1, CA-2 or CA-2a.
DECIDING WHICH CLAIM TO FILE
FORM CA-1-FEDERAL EMPLOYEES' NOTICE OF TRAUMATIC INJURY AND CLAIM FOR CONTINUATION OF PAY
An employee seeking compensation under the Federal Employees' Compensation Act has the burden of establishing the essential elements of his claim by the weight of reliable, probative, and substantial evidence, including that he: 1) is an employee within the meaning of the FECA; 2) filed his claim within the applicable time limitation; 3) was actually injured in the manner claimed; 4) was injured in the performance of duty; and 5) has a disability that is causally related to the employment injury. Examples of Traumatic Injuries include a one-time injury such as a fall or injury lifting a heavy object.
CLAIM FOR CONTINUATION OF PAY
Continuation of Pay:
- If you have experienced a Traumatic injury, you may be entitled to Continuation of Pay, in which your pay will continue for up to 45 days after your injury occurred. To be eligible for continuation of pay, a person must: 1) have a traumatic injury, which is job-related and is the cause of the disability, and/or the cause of lost time due to the need for medical examination and treatment; 2) file Form CA-1 within 30 days of the date of the injury, and 3) begin losing time from work due to the traumatic injury within 45 days of the injury. calendar days. Continuation of Pay is paid by the employer and not the Office of Workers' Compensation.
FORM CA-2-FEDERAL EMPLOYEES' NOTICE OF OCCUPATIONAL DISEASE AND CLAIM FOR COMPENSATION:
To establish that an injury was sustained in the performance of duty in a claim for occupational disease, an employee must submit: 1) a factual statement identifying employment factors alleged to have caused or contributed to the presence or occurrence of the disease or condition; 2) medical evidence establishing the presence or existence of the disease or condition for which compensation is claimed; and 3) medical evidence establishing that the diagnosed condition is causally related to the employment factors identified by the employee. Examples of Occupational Diseases include injuries occurring over time such as ongoing physical injuries (i.e., back injuries), psychological/stress, hearing loss, vision loss, cardiac, exposure, etc.
FORM CA-2a-NOTICE OF RECURRENCE:
- A recurrence of disability means an inability to work after an employee has returned to work, caused by a spontaneous change in a medical condition that resulted from a previous injury or illness without an intervening injury or new exposure to the work environment that caused the illness
- In all Claims listed above you may be entitled to benefits that include and are not limited to wages, payment for medical care and vocational rehabilitation, if necessary. Medical benefits include doctors' visits, physical therapy, diagnostic studies, surgery, hospital stays, supplies for treatment reimbursements for out-of-pocket expenses and transportation to and from doctor visits.
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