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Federal Workers’ Compensation for Job-Related Assaults

Posted on June 22, 2017 by Michael McCready
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Assault of any form can be very hard to endure and change the dynamics of your relationships, whether personal or professional. A lot of federal workers across the country, you included, are of the opinion that nothing violent can...

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Federal Correctional Officers More Prone to Injuries

Posted on June 22, 2017 by Michael McCready
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Prison population numbers show no signs of abating. The Federal Corrections facilities scattered across the country are groaning at the weight of offenders who come into these facilities in a habitual manner, stretching our countr...

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Advantages of Federal Disability Retirement Compensation

Posted on June 22, 2017 by Michael McCready
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The words ‘federal disability retirement’ sound like a death knell for a lot of federal workers who worry that they won’t be able to get by should they leave their comfortable federal jobs where they’ve probably given deca...

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An Introduction to OWCP ECAB Decisions

Posted on June 22, 2017 by Michael McCready
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ECAB, also known as the Employees’ Compensation Appeals Board is a federal body that was set up in 1946 for the sole purpose of hearing appeals by injured federal workers who have had their claims denied. It is made up of 3 indi...

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Interim Payments for Federal Disability Retirement

Posted on June 22, 2017 by Michael McCready
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After placing an application for federal retirement compensation through your agency, OPM will notify you regarding whether or not it’s been approved. Approval is usually based off a couple of things such as your agency letting ...

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My FCE Came Back Invalid – Can I Repeal?

Posted on June 22, 2017 by Michael McCready
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One of things you may have to face as an injured federal worker is the reality of an FCE, otherwise known as a Functional Capacity Evaluation. As you continue to receive checks from OWCP to help take care of your day to day needs,...

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Lower Extremities Injuries and Federal Workers’ Compensation

Posted on June 22, 2017 by Michael McCready
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The lower extremities refers to your back as well as organs and joints that make up anything that’s south of your body. You typically use this section of your body to move around, pick up and carry items, as well as bend in orde...

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Never Sign a Federal Medical Release – Here’s Why

Posted on June 22, 2017 by Michael McCready
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They say ignorance is bliss. However, when it comes to OWCP and federal workers’ compensation matters, ignorance can cost you your benefits and even your job. When you’re injured as a federal worker for the first time, you go ...

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OWCP Scare Tactics – What To Do

Posted on June 22, 2017 by Michael McCready
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Federal workers’ compensation is a game of intimidation, a lot of waiting, as well as frustration. The personnel that man this federal service are usually adversarial and wield their power over claimants, threatening to cut off ...

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Second Opinion Exam for Federal Workers’ Compensation

Posted on June 22, 2017 by Michael McCready
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After a few years of being on federal workers’ compensation, you may be asked to undergo a second medical opinion, also known as an adverse referee opinion. This is done regularly by OWCP, and failure or refusal to comply with t...

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