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.