The claims process for injured federal workers is very different from state and private insurance workers compensation claims. Department of Labor Federal Workers Comp has its own set of forms that are used to file work-related injuries with the United States Dept. of Labor. Perhaps the most common forms used by injured federal employees are the CA1 and CA2 forms for reporting injuries, CA17 Duty Status forms necessary for time off of work, and a CA7 Claim for Compensation form used to request compensation benefits so the injured employee can get paid while unable to work. Our DOL doctors are experienced in the DOL claims process and can help you accurately and correctly complete all required forms.
NOTE: Though the Federal Employee Compensation Act (FECA) makes all injured federal employees eligible for workers compensation benefits (provided the injury occurred at work and was not due to gross negligence), injured government workers must provide the proper documentation in order to get their claims accepted. This is why it is very important that injured federal workers see a primary care doctor who is experienced in dealing with the DOL-OWCP.
Proper documentation is of the utmost importance for an injured federal worker. If your doctor is unable to fully and accurately show work-related causation for your injury you will not be able to receive all of the benefits afforded to you by FECA. Be sure to call WORK-MED to find a DOL doctor who is an expert in dealing with DOL federal work comp injuries.