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FEDERAL WORKERS’ COMPENSATION

 

What is it?

The Federal Workers’ Compensation Program was established to provide compensation to federal employees who were injured or developed an occupational illness as a result of their employment with the federal government. The Program is administered by the United States Department of Labor’s Office of Workers Compensation Programs (OWCP).

Do I qualify?

In order to collect workers’ compensation, you must first be eligible for the Program:

  • You are a former or current FEDERAL EMPLOYEE
  • You were INJURED or have an OCCUPATIONAL ILLNESS
  • Your injury or occupational illness occurred during PERFORMANCE OF DUTY with the federal government.

OR

  • Your family member DIED as a result of his or her employment with the federal government.

If you aren’t sure whether you qualify, contact Stephens & Stephens to find out!

If I qualify, what do I do?

FIRST, contact Stephens & Stephens for a free case evaluation.

NEXT, we will collect records, including employment and medical records. What records are necessary depends on your injury or occupational illness.

Types of Claims: (1) “traumatic injury,” (TI) (2) “occupational disease,” (OD) which includes (a) basic OD and (b) extended OD, (3) “death,” and (4) administrative review (AR)

THEN, we will submit the necessary OWCP forms to the appropriate Division of Federal Employees’ Compensation (DFEC) District Office.

What does federal workers’ compensation cover?

  • Medical expenses
  • Benefits
  • Compensation, depending on whether your injury or occupational illness caused you total or partial disability

Contact Stephens & Stephens today to find out about the compensation available to you!

CALL us at 855-336-4272 or at 716-208-3525

or

EMAIL us at [email protected] or at [email protected] or Fill Out the Form to the right for a Free Claim Evaluation

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