When you’re injured in the workplace, stress can be high and it can be easy to make quick and snappy decisions when visiting a doctor. It’s highly important that you’re seeking medical attention especially if you may be in a serious medical situation and even in scenarios where you may not be in significant risk.
But did you know that if you don’t file your OWCP claims correctly, you may lose out on all the benefits you’re provided by your work or through your federal work comp programs? This is why it’s vital that you understand which doctors you can go to that will also know how to deal with the DOL and in making OWCP claims. Whether you work in a federal agency, the TSA, USPS, VA, or another business with workers comp benefits, you want to make sure you know all about workers comp and how to file OWCP claims ahead of time.
Of course, it’s better to not need federal work comp or have to make OWCP claims, but there is always the chance that you may need to someday.
If however you’ve gotten an injury recently while on the workplace in the federal government, it makes a bit difference if you can seek someone out who already has experience with OWCP claims. That could be someone in your family or your social circle that has successfully navigated the DOL or OWCP, or someone who is experienced with those systems within your workplace.
Remember that the range of benefits you get from federal work comp is highly dependent on you filing your OWCP claims correctly. You don’t want to misfile or forget something important, or you may be on the hook for a significant bill on your own.
You can always ask your doctor, as most doctors who are experienced in dealing with DOL related checkups will be able to provide some insight and guidance to helping you navigate the federal work comp situation and in filing your OWCP claims correctly.
Contact us today to learn more about how you can file your OWCP claims correctly to ensure you get the full range of benefits from your federal work comp or workers compensation in your place of work.