Are you a federal employee who has suffered an injury while on the job? Whether you work for US Postal Service, Homeland Security, the VA, or other federal agencies, you are entitled to benefits under the FECA. The Office of Workers Compensation Programs (OWCP) manages all Federal Workers Compensation claims. So what if my claim is denied? What if OWCP is trying to terminate my benefits? Where can I get help? Mooney & Associates offers a Federal Workers Compensation practice in…
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,…
U.S. Postal Workers are frequent victims of work-related injuries, mostly due to the nature of their jobs. Of all Federal Government employees, US Postal Workers we see the most with on the job work injuries. As you can read here, Federal Government employees can not file workers compensation claims through the regular state workers compensation systems, like all other non-Federal employees. The Federal Government has its own unique Workers Compensation system. Here are the common injuries we see among Postal…
From August 29 to September 4, 2016, the nation celebrates Labor Rights Week. Specifically,
During Labor Rights Week, we remind ALL those that work in the United States of their right to:
A safe and healthy workplace free of obvious hazards
Fair wages — including overtime pay and the federal minimum wage
Say something to your employer about unsafe conditions or unfair wages
Far too many times, we have seen workers that we represent injured from unsafe and hazardous conditions. Often, these types of conditions have simple solutions and fixes, but some employers chose to ignore them, putting workers at unnecessary risks. (more…)
Attorney Mark A. Buterbaugh, who currently manages and handles all of the firm’s Workers’ Compensation cases, has begun representing injured Federal Government employees, in Federal Workers Compensation. Attorney Buterbaugh will work aggressively to fight for and protect benefits that Federal employees are entitled to under the Federal Employees Compensation Act (FECA).
Currently, there are only limited amount of attorneys who handle Federal Workers Compensation claims nationally, let alone in Pennsylvania. Most civilian federal employees in all three branches of the Federal government are covered under the Act, unless covered by Special Legislation or non-appropriated funds. In our area, that may include employees of the US Postal Service, Veterans Administration, Social Security Administration, civilian employees at the Letterkenny Army Depot, Carlisle War Barracks, New Cumberland Depot, Mechanicsburg Navy Base, and more. (more…)
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…)