Going through an injury at work can feel like your life is put on hold and everything is moving at a snail’s speed, especially if you are going through federal work comp. However, you should know that progress can be made in a productive way and you can get the compensation needed to get a full recovery both medically and financially. The first step will making the decision to enlist a DOL doctor to help you make progress, and here are a few steps to help you get started. 

Step #1: Find a DOL Doctor That Puts You First

You want to make sure you search for DOL doctors that put patients first and have experience with areas like OWCP claims. Find out more about their experience helping people that have injured while working in jobs such as the VA. Know that you do not have to go with the recommended doctor of your company or insurance carrier, but you can choose a doctor that is within your coverage that is outside of your workplace. Having someone that works solely for you can make a big difference in the compensation you receive because your livelihood will be put first rather than the bottom dollar of a company. 

Step #2: Schedule a Consultation to Learn More About Them

When you find the right DOL doctors after doing search for them, then you can go ahead and schedule a free consultation to learn more about how they can help you move forward. If you were injured while performing work duties for the TSA, you can explain how the situation occurred, and the DOL doctor will listen to each detail to find the solution that makes the most sense for you. 

Step #3: Let Them Do Their Job While You Focus on Recovering

Once you have selected the best primary care physician or DOL doctor for your needs, then you can start to focus on recovery. Being injured during the job, like when moving shipping boxes at the USPS, can add extra stress to your life because you don’t know how you are going to pay for your mortgage and other bills while going through recovery. However, with the DOL doctor, you will have less anxiety because the paperwork and patient care is taken care of. Having someone by your side that understands each phase of the process will ease your mind so you can focus on your health. 

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