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OWCP Second Opinion Medical Exam – Don’t Make These Mistakes

Posted on September 18, 2018
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It’s not uncommon for OWCP to ask injured federal workers to seek a second opinion from an OWCP-chosen doctor to determine the scope of their injuries as well as how compensable they are. What a lot of injured postal workers don’t realize is that these are ostensibly done in order to boot individuals out of the compensation program or deny those that are in the running to be compensated. At McCready, Garcia & Leet, we’d like to offer a helping hand when it comes to second opinion exams for injured federal workers to help you hold on to your benefits or have them approved.

Did your supervisor or OWCP nurse order a second opinion medical exam? Before you agree to one, please give us a call TODAY at 1-855-233-3002 and we’ll help you navigate this situation. Please be aware of the fact that anything that may be construed as a red flag or deem your injury inconsequential may be grounds for your dismissal from the compensation program. Let us help you with legal advice on how to avoid these pitfalls – give us a call NOW at 1-855-233-3002 and benefit from our 20+ years handling these kinds of cases.

Primary Doctor’s Opinion Holds More Weight

It is important to note that the opinion of your primary treating doctor is given credence or weight over that that’s written by a second opinion physician. To this end, you must do everything in your power to maintain a relationship with your treating doctor so you’re able to have your claim approved. We can also help your doctor write a report that is in line with OWCP requirements which objectively proves that your injuries qualify you not only to compensation, but also to time off work if needed.

OWCP Notice of Proposed Termination

Most injured federal workers usually receive notices of proposed termination attached to the second opinion medical report. A lot of these injured postal workers are not aware of how the whole process works, and usually assume that the second opinion medical report is benign; if you are reading this, don’t assume anything, and get in touch with us at 1-855-233-3002 before you’re kicked out of the compensation program due to information you were not privy of. We can help you locate physicians familiar with OWCP regulations so your medical report is written objectively and can stand up to both scrutiny and the opinion that is divvied out by a secondary physician.

Need Help Locating OWCP Doctors? Call Us Now!

Need help with this matter and other federal workers’ compensation concerns? Please call us NOW at 1-855-233-3002 for more information on your legal options for compensation. Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you.

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