If you've been injured at work, the OWCP (Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs) assures that temporary benefits are available to federal workers, however, the temporary nature of OWCP benefits motivate the office to return workers to the job as soon as possible. For this reason, federal workers need to understand what kinds of issues can [...]
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Anytime you are communicating with a government agency or reviewing government documents related to your workplace injury claim, its important to know what you’re talking about and to understand the terms that are being used. Knowing what you are talking about can make the difference in getting hung up in a battle of words with [...]
Federal employees cannot sue the federal government in cases related to an injury sustained on the job. This does not mean that, as an employer, the federal government is not obligated to provide comprehensive workers compensation to their employees. If you are a federal worker and you have sustained an injury on the job, you [...]
Workplace safety is key in protecting employees from being subjected to hazardous work environments. The truth is, employees are often conflicted about how to handle safety violations in their workplace. First, there is the fear of being fired or otherwise subjugated by their employer or fellow employees who may also afraid of repercussions. New OSHA [...]
It’s important to know your company’s injury or incident reporting policy, particularly with regards to timing. In a recent case involving US Steel, the DOL and the United Steel Workers Union, it was determined that some of the parameters demanding immediate reporting were unnecessary or should at least be revisited. The court case regarded two [...]
If you’re a federal worker who has been injured on the job, you need to know that the federal government is immune to lawsuits regarding your injury. This, however, does not mean that as an employer the federal government is not responsible for providing comprehensive workers compensation to its employees. If you have been injured [...]
The talented team at FedSmith.com recently published an article that should prove helpful to federal government employees who have been injured while performing duties associated with their employment. The article, entitled "5 Reasons Your OWCP Compensation Benefits May Be Terminated" discusses some of the common missteps injured federal workers make that jeopardize their claim. For [...]
When it comes to injury-causing hazards in the workplace, it seems hard to imagine a more grueling schedule than that of a Major League baseball player. Playing three-hour long games 162 times a year (not including the playoffs) is enough to wear and tear down the toughest of bodies. Major League Baseball players experience an [...]
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An article recently published at truth-out.org discusses the latest efforts of our political leaders to reduce the benefits and rights of injured workers. We've summarized the article below, but we encourage you to visit the link at the bottom of this post to read the article in its entirety. Though employers have long been willing [...]