It is not an overstatement to say that the single most important factor in winning a DOL-OWCP injury claim is a well written Employee Statement. Regardless of how reputable your provider is, or how solid you believe your case to be, your Employee Statement can make or break your case.
A few tips...
- Write with the OWCP representative in mind. You are not writing your Employee Statement to impress your doctor or your employing agency, you are writing to properly describe your injury and its relationship to the job duties and circumstances surrounding it.
- Leave no ambiguiites. Be very detailed with your report and be sure to make clear the circumstances that led to your injury.
- Utilize the help of an experienced claims representative. An experienced claims manager can help you with proper wording that accurately describes your case.