The Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) provides federal employees injured in the performance of duty with workers’ compensation benefits, which include wage-loss benefits for total or partial disability, monetary benefits for permanent loss of use of a schedule member, medical benefits, and vocational rehabilitation. This Act also provides survivor benefits to eligible dependents if the injury causes the employee’s death. The FECA is administered by the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP).
As a retired CE, not only do I understand the FECA but I have an insight into the internal operations of an OWCP District Office, the duties and requirements of the CE during the performance of their duties and how that CE is going to process your claim. That is knowledge that only another CE would have developed. The one thing that you must remember is that the CE is NOT your friend. They do not care about your medical issues or your best interests. That CE’s main goal and sole focus is to get you back to work as quickly as possible and they will utilize whatever technique that is required in order to achieve that goal.
The FECA does not stipulate that your representative has to be an attorney. What I will do as your legal representative is to review and analyze your case file, research the FECA and ECAB (Employees’Compensation Appeals Board) rulings that address your particular situation. I will then submit an extensive and thorough brief to OWCP in support of your particular needs. I will utilize every appeal option available including, if necessary, an appeal with the ECAB in Washington, D.C. to win your case. If an appeal is necessary, it will be covered under our all-inclusive, one-flat fee agreement. In other words, whatever situation that arises in your OWCP case will be addressed in order to win all the benefits that you are entitled to.