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The Little Known Secret to Acing OWCP Referee Examinations

Posted on September 18, 2018
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Make no mistake about it – OWCP is not in the business of making your life easy by approving your claim, even when everything checks out. What a lot of injured federal workers don’t realize is that OWCP’s agents are trained to keep costs low and find ways to save the government money where it can. To this end, FERS has instituted referee examinations which usually come after a first and second medical exams.

Are you looking for an injured postal worker lawyer? If you’re about to have your case looked over by a referee, call us at 1-855-233-3002 and we’ll help have your case ruled in your favor as long as your primary doctor’s medical report was factual and objective. We’ve been helping injured federal workers just like you for over 20 years, and have the medical resources to connect you to great doctors to have your claims reinstated or application for a claim approved. Call 1-855-233-3002 RIGHT NOW and speak with an attorney regarding your legal options with regard to federal workers’ compensation.

The Law Is On Your Side

Most first-time applicants as well as those currently on federal workers’ compensation are unaware of their legal rights to have a third doctor look over their medical records or files to determine the validity of their claim. According to legal statute 5 USC 8123, you have the right to ask that a third doctor be appointed who will provide an objective opinion on whether your injuries deserve to be compensated.

OWCP Regularly and Arbitrarily Shoots Down Claims

OWCP, always the money savers that they are, decide that there’s no need to appoint a referee to carry out additional medical exams, and arbitrarily decides that the government doctor’s decision is accurate and weighs more than that of your initial doctor’s, which effectively slams the door in your face, thereby cutting you off compensation.

How Is The OWCP Referee Chosen?

Please note that you have the right to appeal by invoking 8123, stating that the disagreement between the first two physicians remains unresolved, and therefore requiring resolution via the appointment of a referee. The referee physician is impartial, cannot be connected to you or any federal agency in any way, and is chosen randomly via a computer program from a cluster of physicians in your zip code.

Legal Help for Injured Federal Workers

There’s so much that we haven’t covered about OWCP second opinion examinations and OWCP third opinion exams that we’d like to ask you to give us a call so we can advise you on your case’s particulars. Please call our friendly and experienced attorneys 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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