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Can I Get Compensation for Mail Carrier Foot Problems? The Answer May Surprise You

Posted on May 21, 2018
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Heel pain is a common complaint among postal workers who have to pound the pavement from sunup to sundown. While it is part of the job, walking for miles every day can cause foot wear and tear, priming anyone for complications as well as serious conditions such as plantar fasciitis. As one of Chicago’s premier federal workers’ compensation attorneys, we see this problem in many of our clients, who, more often than not, have spent years walking to and from their vans, delivering parcels, letters and huge bags of things such as dog foods as well as electronics. If you’ve suffered a complication due to mail carrier foot problems, you may be able to collect compensation through FERS and OWCP.

Are you an injured federal worker? If you’re looking for a Chicago injured federal workers’ compensation attorney, or are in another state but still want representation, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve helped hundreds of postal workers just like you over the years for over twenty years get their duly deserved injured federal worker benefits so they can take care of their medical bills as they consider whether they would like to continue working for the government or go into retirement on account of their injuries. Please call us RIGHT NOW at 1-855-233-3002 to speak with a real attorney to learn more about what we can do for you. The call is free, and you’re under no obligation to have us take on your case.

Mail Carriers and Heel Spurs

A lot of walking over a long period of time will prompt the body to start growing extra bone tissue, ostensibly as a means of preserving bone structure. This bone tissue might grow from under your heel, and it’s aptly named bone or heel spurs. They tend to be very painful, and can be so debilitating to the point where you won’t be able to walk on the affected foot.

Heel spurs are grouped into a medical term with other feet problems of the same nature known as plantar fasciitis.

Tarsal Tunnel

This is a condition caused by the tightening of the muscle found in one’s ankle, leading to the compression and subsequent entrapment of the tibial nerve.  This usually occurs over a considerable amount of time (in some cases, years), and it is for the most part reversible with adequate rest and medications such as muscle relaxants. It presents as soreness as well as tightness in one’s feet, and an inability to fully flex it. Postal workers with tarsal tunnel also complain about numbness, shooting pain behind the thigh as well as a burning or tingling sensation in the affected foot.

Compensation Procedure for Injured Postal Workers

These two conditions require immediate treatment as well as a period of convalescence or resting up so one can heal. During that time, you can apply for injured federal workers’ compensation so your medical treatment needs are taken care of. However, this compensation system is fraught with so many obstacles and denials, that many get rejected for frivolous reasons or due to not understanding how to fill in the needed forms and when to fill them in.

Injured Postal Worker Legal Help – Call Today!

Are you an injured postal worker dealing with mail carrier foot problems? Give us a call TODAY at 1-855-233-3002 to learn more about how we can help you get the compensation and treatment you deserve. Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you.

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