Workers Comp Blog

Mileage Reimbursement


As an injured federal worker, you are entitled to various reimbursements and payments. Most, like medical bills, rehabilitative services fees, and prescriptions, are obvious, but others are lesser known. One of the lesser known reimbursement entitlements for injured federal workers is the mileage that you incur travelling to your medical appointments, rehabilitative treatments, medical testing, [...]

Mileage Reimbursement2020-06-17T16:57:58+00:00

Do I Have to Take an Ambulance?


It happens all the time. Witnesses see a car accident and the first reaction is to call 9-1-1, which is a good thing in case someone is injured. Of course, once emergency services are dispatched, they will send a crew prepared and ready to assist with any possible injury. This includes an ambulance. Some victims [...]

Do I Have to Take an Ambulance?2020-06-17T16:56:55+00:00

Don’t Get Your Benefits Canceled Prematurely


If you've been injured at work, the OWCP (Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs) assures that temporary benefits are available to federal workers, however, the temporary nature of OWCP benefits motivate the office to return workers to the job as soon as possible. For this reason, federal workers need to understand what kinds of issues can result [...]

Don’t Get Your Benefits Canceled Prematurely2020-06-17T16:55:30+00:00

Terms to Know


Anytime you are communicating with a government agency or reviewing government documents related to your workplace injury claim, its important to know what you’re talking about and to understand the terms that are being used. Knowing what you are talking about can make the difference in getting hung up in a battle of words with [...]

Terms to Know2020-06-17T16:54:09+00:00

Understand Your Rights


Federal employees cannot sue the federal government in cases related to an injury sustained on the job. This does not mean that, as an employer, the federal government is not obligated to provide comprehensive workers compensation to their employees. If you are a federal worker and you have sustained an injury on the job, you [...]

Understand Your Rights2020-06-17T16:51:53+00:00

Reporting Safety Violations


Workplace safety is key in protecting employees from being subjected to hazardous work environments. The truth is, employees are often conflicted about how to handle safety violations in their workplace. First, there is the fear of being fired or otherwise subjugated by their employer or fellow employees who may also afraid of repercussions. New OSHA [...]

Reporting Safety Violations2020-06-17T16:51:13+00:00

Timely Reporting Policy


It’s important to know your company’s injury or incident reporting policy, particularly with regards to timing. In a recent case involving US Steel, the DOL and the United Steel Workers Union, it was determined that some of the parameters demanding immediate reporting were unnecessary or should at least be revisited. The court case regarded two [...]

Timely Reporting Policy2020-06-17T16:50:10+00:00

Compensation Overview


If you’re a federal worker who has been injured on the job, you need to know that the federal government is immune to lawsuits regarding your injury. This, however, does not mean that as an employer the federal government is not responsible for providing comprehensive workers compensation to its employees. If you have been injured [...]

Compensation Overview2020-06-17T16:49:42+00:00

5 Reasons Your Federal Workers Compensation Benefits May Be Terminated


The talented team at recently published an article that should prove helpful to federal government employees who have been injured while performing duties associated with their employment. The article, entitled "5 Reasons Your OWCP Compensation Benefits May Be Terminated" discusses some of the common missteps injured federal workers make that jeopardize their claim. For quick reference's [...]

5 Reasons Your Federal Workers Compensation Benefits May Be Terminated2020-06-17T16:49:01+00:00

Work-Related Injury, Baseball Style


When it comes to injury-causing hazards in the workplace, it seems hard to imagine a more grueling schedule than that of a Major League baseball player. Playing three-hour long games 162 times a year (not including the playoffs) is enough to wear and tear down the toughest of bodies. Major League Baseball players experience an [...]

Work-Related Injury, Baseball Style2020-06-17T16:48:15+00:00
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