If you are a federal employee and injured in the workplace, you ultimately will be required by the Department of Labor, Office of Workers’ Compensations Programs (OWCP) to submit to a medical evaluation. The medical evaluation must be undertaken by a doctor of the OWCP’s choosing.
Odds are that this medical provider will downplay the extent of your injuries. Such a determination clearly is to your detriment.
As a result, you need access to experienced federal worker’s compensation doctors. There are a number of reasons why this is necessary, indeed vital.
Your Health Care Provider
In the aftermath of an on the job injury, you likely have seen your own general practitioner. You may automatically, and quite naturally, think that he will be a suitable to support your worker’s compensation claim and the extent of your injuries.
Although your doctor may be an excellent practitioner, he or she likely does not have the experience necessary to be able to provide you the type of expert support you need when seeking compensation for a workplace injury.
Federal Worker’s Compensation Consultants
Your best bet is to seek professional assistance from federal worker’s compensation consultants. Through these professionals you will be able to access a variety of resources in support of your claim for worker’s compensation. This includes a medical expert who can counter any negative findings made by the doctor selected by the OWCP.
A doctor drawn from a federal worker’s compensation consultant will be an individual with significant experience in the work comp system. That doctor will know the ins and outs of the process and will understand what evidence will be necessary to underscore the true nature and extent of your injuries, despite any inconsistent report from the OWCP doctor.
Although these consultants do charge a fee for their services, as will the doctor supporting your claim, these prove to be prudent investments. Without this type of assistance, you very well may end up with inadequate compensation for your workplace injury. With the assistance of these professionals, you place yourself in a better position to obtain the compensation to which you are entitled.
Contact Work Injury MD to find out how we can help.