Welcome to OWCP.COM, the web site of attorney
Tom Fochs (just pronounce the last name “Fox”).
For the past 18+ years I have represented federal employees with claims before the U.S. Department Of Labor, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP), the Branch of Hearings and Review (BHR), and the Employees’ Compensation Appeals Board (ECAB). I also represent people with claims for Disability Retirement benefits before the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).
As we all know, the OWCP system is more litigious than ever. In fact, federal agencies are holding seminars to teach one another how to:
  • Defeat federal employees’ claims as quickly as possible
  • Get injured workers back to some sort of work as soon as possible – often sidestepping the job suitability determination process for return to work -and
  • Give injured workers so much grief they will take disability retirement, or simply resign and go away.

  • Work Accidents
  • Lifting & Back Injuries
  • On-The-Job Car Accidents
  • Injuries Suffered During Business Travel
  • Foot Injuries
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Knee Injuries
  • Hip Injuries
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Wrist & Hand Injuries
  • Industrial Disease Claims
  • Repetitive Motion Conditions
  • Sick Building Syndrome
  • Hip InjuriesEmotional Distress & Harassment Claims
  • Sexual & Physical Assault Claims
  • Closed Head Injuries (Concussions)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)
  • Work Related Death & Suicide Claims
  • Schedule Awards
Why is this happening? Money. Money. Money.
For example, if you are 34 years old and married, earn $40,000.00+ per year as a federal law enforcement officer, then your wage loss compensation would be $30,000.00+ per year. Let’s say,you are disabled with a back injury, suffered when arresting a criminal, requiring a spinal fusion, and your employing agency cannot provide you with a light duty job. In such a case you may well receive OWCP benefits for 30+ years, your claim could easily cost your employing agency more than $1,000,000.00 over your lifetime.
If you don’t believe your claim might cost more than a million dollars over your lifetime, you can bet your employing agency does!
As I work only with OWCP and OPM claimants, I know your rights and how those systems work.
If you need help with either the OWCP or the OPM systems, give me a call at 202-765-3122 so we can discuss your situation.
Contact us at:
P.O. Box 1835
Victorville, California 92395-1835
FAX NUMBER: 888-527-2809
You can also contact me at owcpattorney@gmail.com HERE.