Federal Workers Compensation Appeal Rights

Federal Workers Compensation is an entirely different system than your traditional state workers compensation.  Federal Workers Compensation is for employees of the Federal Government and claims are handled by the Office of Workers Compensation Programs (OWCP) within the US Department of Labor and Industry. So, what happens in you are an injured Federal Government employee, you get injured at work, and OWCP subsequently denies your claim?  Does a Federal Government employee have any appeal rights?  The answer is --- YES,…

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Proving Federal Workers Compensation claim

Federal government employees have a unique workers compensation system, rather than the typical state workers compensation system that covers all other injured workers.   The Federal Workers Compensation systems cover most civilian employees of the Federal Government.  The program is administered by the Office of Workers Compensation programs (OWCP) in the US Department of Labor & Industry.  It’s rules and procedures are unique and at times substantially differ from Pennsylvania’s workers compensation system.

If you are an injured federal employee, such as a US Postal employee, an employee of a VA Medical facility, a civilian employee at one of our several military installations in Central Pennsylvania (Letterkenny, Carlisle War College, Mechanicsburg Naval Yard, etc…), a TSA employee at Harrisburg airport, an employee of the Social Security offices in the Central Pennsylvania area, etc… then you are likely covered under the Federal Employees Compensation Act (FECA) and therefore fall under Federal Workers Compensation. (more…)

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