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Things to Do When You Suffer an On-the-Job Injury

Report the injury to your supervisor as soon as you can Inform your local union rep (if applicable) about the injury right away Complete Form CA-1 or CA-2 and submit it to your supervisor When you submit a CA-1 or CA-2, ask the supervisor to sign the receipt portion of . . .

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OWCP Workers Compensation Forms

Below you will find links to several helpful forms for Worker’s Compensation cases. You can download these forms to your computer and then print them. You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to open and print these forms. If you don’t already have the Acrobat Reader on your computer, you can download a free copy by clicking on the Adobe Reader button . . .

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Workers Covered By OWCP

The Department of Labor’s Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) cover federal employees, and other types of workers, injured on the job in many federal agencies and other federal and non-federal employment situations. There are several divisions under OWCP that handle the workers compensation needs of many workers . . .

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Consequential Injuries

There are many types of consequential injuries that an employee may have and not know that they are covered by OWCP. A consequential injury is an injury or medical condition sustained off the job as a result of an employment related injury or illness. The logic of a consequential injury . . .

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Emotional Reaction Claims

Stress related disabilities are compensable under the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA). They generally fall into three categories: mental stimulus causing a physical injury (such as a heart attack); physical injury causing a mental condition (such an anxiety disorder); or a mental stimulus . . .

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Red Flags – Contusions, Sprains, and Strains

When the Office of Workers Compensation (OWCP) accepts claims, many times they accept the claims as contusions, sprains, or strains. The injured worker then becomes excited because now they will get paid benefits instead of realizing that this acceptance should immediately raise a red flag . . .

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Benefits the Federal Worker Is Entitled To After an Injury

There are many benefits that the federal employee is entitled to after being hurt on the job, but no one is going to tell him/her ALL of the benefits that he/she can receive. First of all you are entitled to reimbursement of all the medical bills for your injury including all doctor bills, and medication . . .

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Federal Workers Aches and Pains Compensable Under OWCP

All aches and pains could be compensable injuries. If your job caused an aggravation to your condition, then they are compensable. Example: If a federal worker is injured off the job in an auto accident, and if upon returning to work the job aggravates the off-the job injuries, those injuries . . .

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Federal Workers Compensation Made Simple

ELIGIBILITY In determining eligibility, OWCP must consider five basic issues: Coverage: whether the claimant is an employee within the meaning of the Federal Employees Compensation Act (F.E.C.A.). Timely filing: whether employee met all applicable time limitations. Personal Injury: whether a personal . . .

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