The Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) is responsible for the administration of benefits claims under the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA). OWCP is a division of the Department of Labor (DOL).
Our medical clinic will treat your injuries and offer free claims assistance to help injured federal employees get their claims accepted and paid. Most people attempting to file a claim on their own experience a high rate of failure. The process can be rather complex, and if you make a mistake, it can take longer to get approved - if it ever gets approved.
After sustaining an injury, you may not be aware that you have the right to choose your medical provider. This right has been a part of FECA since a 1974 amendment, ensuring workers no longer had to see a particular doctor selected by their employer.
Our clinic specializes in the most effective injury treatments. Typically, patients come to us with work-related injuries to the back, neck, feet, ankles, hands, wrists, knees, shoulder, or hips, but we treat a variety of less common injuries as well. We provide a careful evaluation for each patient and design a treatment plan accordingly.
When you choose us as your doctor, you can be sure your injury treatment comes first. We have helped hundreds of injured federal employees recover from their injuries. We have also assisted with countless claims, and we know what the OWCP reviewers are looking for. When you come to us for medical treatment and help with your claim, you greatly increase your chances of being approved for benefits.
You Are Entitled to Compensation
FECA has been in effect for over 100 years. It was signed into law in 1916 to protect the wages of federal employees if they suffered a work-related injury.
All civilian federal workers are covered by FECA. Some of the larger federal agencies include:
- United States Postal Service (USPS)
- Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
- Veterans Affairs (VA)
- Department of Defense (DOD)
- Homeland Security (DHS)
- Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
- Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP)
- Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP)
- Social Security Administration (SSA)
- Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
FECA covers all members of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE). Federal jurors and volunteers with certain organizations such as the Peace Corps are also covered by FECA. Regular state workers' compensation typically covers contractors that provide services to the federal government. If you don’t know whether or not you are covered by FECA, we can provide that information to you.
Disability Compensation for Federal Employees
FECA benefits protect your livelihood from being affected as a result of a work-related illness or injury. Major elements of FECA coverage are:
- Any medical costs, including medicine, devices, supplies, treatments, and transportation to receive treatment
- Wage replacement at a rate of 3/4 for those with dependents, or 2/3 for those with no dependents
- Full pay for the first 45 days in some instances of traumatic injury
- Vocational rehabilitation to help you return to work
- No record of lost time if/when you return to work (i.e., benefits based on time employed will not be affected)
- Benefits for your survivors should you not survive
To make sure you get the benefits you need, make an appointment with us for help with your claim.