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Welcome to McCready, Garcia & Leet, P.C

Representing Clients Nationwide – Assisting Injured Federal Employees Since 1994

The following types of federal workers’ compensation cases are all very important to a claimant and involve written notices or decisions from OWCP:

Notices and decisions set out time limits in which to respond or appeal.

Call us today toll-free at 1-855-233-3002 to discuss your case!

McCready, Garcia & Leet, P.C. specializes in assisting federal workers' compensation claimants.

McCready, Garcia & Leet are federal workers’ compensation and disability retirement lawyers who handle cases for clients with:

Federal workers’ compensation claims administered by the district offices of the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP), Department of Labor.

Federal employees who qualify for federal disability retirement administered by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). 

OWCP & OPM do not require a person to be represented,

so why retain an attorney?

Consider the following when thinking about legal representation:

  • An experienced attorney knows the twists and turns of the entire filing and appealing process.
  • A lawyer has the legal judgment to present a case accurately and in the most favorable light for a client.
  • An attorney becomes accustomed to working with an adjudicating agency and with individual claims examiners and hearing officials.
  • A lawyer researches statutory law and case law and understands legal language and interpretation.
  • An attorney acquires some medical knowledge and a familiarity with reference material, which gives him the means of determining the legal significance of a medical report.

Why choose McCready, Garcia & Leet as your attorney?

McCready, Garcia & Leet have been involved in hundreds of oral hearings, both in-person and teleconference. OWCP and OPM hearings by telephone have become common and work well. On their client’s behalf, McCready, Garcia & Leet present legal argument and cite relevant law. We submit evidence, such as medical reports, and ask the client questions to shape testimony for the record. McCready, Garcia & Leet call into the hearing prepared. Our clients call into the hearing knowing what to expect.

If a hearing is not possible or advisable, McCready, Garcia & Leet request reconsideration of an adverse decision with written argument. A reconsideration request must include legal argument and/or evidence not previously considered by the district office. That evidence is usually a report from the claimant’s physician or a specialist, and McCready, Garcia & Leet obtaining a medial report with the required elements is an important step in a case.

Another appeal option is asking the Employees’ Compensation Appeals Board (ECAB) to review an unfavorable OWCP decision. To argue a case in review before ECAB, McCready, Garcia & Leet write a brief, which sets out the facts of the case, an argument, and pertinent controlling case law.

Keep in mind there are deadlines to respond to notices and to appeal decisions.

For example, there is a one-year deadline from the date of removal from federal employment to apply for disability retirement. Missing the deadline may result in disqualification for disability retirement.  The are many different deadlines for federal workers’ compensation claims with OWCP. 

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