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 some operator at a call center and getting the results that you need.

Understanding the terms that an operator is using or that you find in your documentation can help you be better prepared to handle any difficulties you might face or answers that you’re not getting.

Fortunately, the DOL has provided a handy guide for claimants to reference just in case the terminology is confusing or frustrating. At Work Med, our experienced staff can also assist you with questions related to your worker’s compensation claim.

There’s no reason for you to be without the information that you need. An informed doctor and the right resources can ensure that you are well informed while you are receiving treatment for your work-related injury. Don’t be confused or intimidated by jargon and industry speak. Use the link below to familiarize yourself with the federal workers compensation terms that you might find helpful during this time.

Glossary of Health Coverage and Medical Terms