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Very few people want to take the time to learn about federal work comp, the DOL, making OWCP claims, or dealing with workers comp when they’re in the TSA, USPS, VA and similar businesses and organizations. When just starting out in a new job, you’re probably more focused on doing your job well, not worrying about “how to file OWCP claims.”

But not taking the time to understand the federal work comp process, how the DOL operates, and how to file OWCP claims could mean disaster for your work and financial situation. We want to help you understand the importance of filing your OWCP claims correctly.

While we never want anyone to have to deal with the federal work comp process, it’s not uncommon for workers to experience some kind of injury in the workplace throughout their career. But did you know that if you don’t file your OWCP claims correctly, you could lose all the benefits from your federal work comp program? That would mean all the time you’ve put into your work to earn those benefits would be lost.

This is why it’s so important to take your time when dealing with the DOL and when filing OWCP claims. If you need help, it’s far better to reach out to people who have successfully navigated through them or talk to professionals that are experienced with the process. Most doctors, including those recommended by your employer in your federal work comp program, will already have extensive experience and knowledge in how to proceed when filing OWCP claims and they can provide more insight into the process.

Whether your injury is minor or more severe, never rush through the process and assume you can correct errors after the fact. That may not always be the case. While it’s important to seek medical attention immediately if you’re in danger, don’t rush through the OWCP claims process. Make sure to get the full benefits from your federal work comp program!

If you haven’t taken the time to learn about your federal work comp in your place of employment or want to learn more about how to properly file OWCP claims and comply with other DOL related work comp situations, give us a call and we’ll be happy to help.