When you get injured on the job, it can create a lot of stress at first. And it usually works out that it happens right when you least expect it or when things are chaotic enough on the job. It can be really tempting to let paperwork and “official” documents get pushed off to the side when you have a busy job or need to catch up on other priorities.
But the last thing you want to do is let any federal work comp paperwork, OWCP claims, and other “important” documents get delayed. When working with the DOL and other organizations or individuals connected to the federal work comp program, you want to make sure that you’re taking the time to properly and expediently file any of the required paperwork.
Of course, it’s important to make sure your health is taken care of first and foremost. If you get hurt on the job, don’t jump straight to the paperwork. Making sure you are safe and healthy is priority number one. You can always figure out the paperwork of federal work comp after.
But as soon as you are physically able to work with your supervisor, ACS provider, doctor, or any other relevant individual about the federal work comp paperwork filing, you want to jump on that before it becomes “too late.”
You see, what happens for employees who take their time is that they forget they have to sign and file certain paperwork until it gets to that “too late” period. And if federal work comp paperwork crosses that threshold, you could lose out on the financial opportunity provided by federal worker’s compensation.
In other words, depending on how it’s set up within your company, you could be stuck with a bill, or your company might. And once the supervisor knows that you didn’t go through the simple steps of filing out your federal work comp information, the responsibility falls on you.
Finishing federal work comp forms isn’t hard, even if it’s not “fun” for most people. But it’s important if you want to get the full advantage of worker’s compensation. Contact us today to learn more about federal work comp and the healthcare options you have available to you in the event of a workplace related injury.