The U.S. government has established a compensation system catering to injured federal workers. This is thanks to legislation proposed and enforced by FECA, or the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act. FECA covers all federal employees, and it does not involve any private insurance corporations.
Are you an injured federal worker in Virginia? Thanks to the fact that federal compensation laws are the same in all states, you don’t have to have your case taken on by a local attorney, who is more often than not inundated with these kinds of cases. Our Illinois OWCP attorneys serve injured federal employees all over the country, and we’d like to invite you to give us a call at 1-855-233-3002 for more information on what we can do for you.
The federal government takes care of all benefits from claims brought forth by injured federal workers. During a typical calendar year, the government will pay out over $3 billion in injured federal worker benefits, with over 50 percent of these being disability benefits. The Department of Labor contracts individuals who ensure claims are looked over, dispensed and adjudicated, creating a well-oiled machine that works, for the most part, as expected.
Here are some of the injured federal employees covered by FECA:
Injured Federal Workers in Virginia – How Do You Qualify for Compensation?
The only prerequisite to become eligible for compensation is that you must have sustained an on-the-job injury, and that your injury type or body part is covered under FECA. That means that you are not eligible for compensation if your injuries were caused by substance abuse or intoxication, if you hurt yourself intentionally, and if willful misconduct had a role in your injuries.
Injured Federal Workers – Compensation Time Window
You’re required to make a claim as soon as you suffer an injury. That being said, this window may be extended by up to 3 years from the time you became aware of your injuries. OWCP staff is tasked with deciding whether your claim is valid, and may ask that you undergo a medical exam to verify that you were indeed injured.
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This process is long and arduous, and approval is not guaranteed. If you are newly injured, benefit from our vast experience helping hundreds of injured Virginia federal workers by calling 1-855-233-3002 and speaking to an attorney for FREE. We can also help if you were denied compensation after your first attempt at claiming benefits. Call 1-855-233-3002 to speak with an experienced Virginia federal workers’ compensation attorney. We look forward to hearing from you.