If you are injured on the job and unable to work, there are two things running through your mind: how to regain your health and how to fill the income gap until you do.
Workers compensation can take care of the income gap. Below is an overview of how federal workers compensation works and how you can take advantage
The Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) provides coverage to federal civilian employees who have sustained work-related injuries or disease. The program provides monetary and medical benefits to assist in returning to work. Financial compensation includes both previous and future lost wages due to the injury or illness.
Who is eligible for federal workers compensation?
In order to be eligible for federal workers compensation, you must be one of the following:
- A federal civilian employee who has sustained a work-related injury or disease.
- An eligible survivor of a federal employee who died due to a work-related injury or disease.
How do you apply for federal workers compensation?
If you have suffered an injury on the job, you will need to complete and submit form CA-1, “Federal Employee’s Notice of Traumatic Injury and Claim for Continuation of Pay/Compensation.”
If you contracted an illness or disease while on the job, you will need to complete and submit form CA-2, “Notice of Occupational Disease and Claim for Compensation.”
Submit the appropriate form through your employer’s human resources department within three years of the date of the injury or illness diagnosis.
How long does it take to receive federal workers compensation?
It may take up to 45 days for a decision to be made regarding an application for an injury and up to 90 days for an illness. Payments are generally made within 14 days of a decision.
Why is it important to get back to work?
Workers compensation plays an important role in helping people stay afloat when unable to work. But federal workers compensation only pays out two-thirds of a person’s salary when they have no dependents and only three-quarters of their salary if they have dependents. Plus, you can only collect workers compensation for three years.
That’s why it’s critical to get back to work.
Our pain management clinic in Charlotte, NC plays an important role in getting people like you back to work. We have a staff of leading chronic pain doctors equipped with the latest technology to help you overcome your injuries and pain so you can return to work, your hobbies, and your life.
Plus, we are Office of Worker’s Compensation (OWCP) certified, meaning we treat federal employees and help facilitate the claims process via a staff that is intimately familiar with all procedures and requirements to get your claim approved with no errors or delay.
Schedule a consultation with our Charlotte pain management team today to take the first step on your road to recovery.