Get the most out your OWCP claim
Obviously, injuries sustained by federal workers on the job are likely to be covered by the OWCP, but many are unaware that that coverage potentially extends beyond to areas of which they weren’t aware. Additional injuries received by injured federal workers that occur while you are being treated for work-related injuries may also be covered.
Consider the following examples that could be covered under the FECA:
- If you are injured while undergoing treatment at the doctor’s office or rehab office.
- If you are injured in an auto accident that occurs while traveling back and forth to your medical treatments or therapeutic treatments.
- If your prescription meds cause any harm to you.
- Further injury or aggravation of your injury sustained during rehabilitative treatments
These are just a few examples of potential scenarios where your OWCP claim may extend and know this could help you in the future. Injured federal workers deserve to be treated to the fullest extent that is possible and should not be held responsible for residual issues related to an injury that was initially work-related. Make sure that you get the care and treatment that you need so that you can return to work ASAP. The claims process can be daunting, but if you inform yourself you may find benefits that you are missing out on.