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What injuries and illnesses are covered by Federal Workers’ Compensation?

By Stephen Barszcz |

Any injury on the job, experienced from a federal employee, will be covered as long as it’s caused by the job or anything that flows from the job. So if you’re, for instance, a mail carrier and you’re injured on your route, you’d be covered. If you’re an FBI agent and you’re in your… Read More »

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What is a CA-1 form?

By Stephen Barszcz |

The CA-1 form is a notice of injury form that’s filed by the employee who is injured at one time or during the course of one shift. So, if you fall and break an arm, or if you did something over the course of a day that causes injury, you would file a Form… Read More »

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What is a CA-2 form?

By Stephen Barszcz |

A CA-2 Form is a notice of injury form when the employee suffers an injury over the course of more than one shift. It could be over the course of a week, a month or years. But it’s also called an Occupational Disease Form. So if you are injured over a period of time,… Read More »

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What is a CA-2a form?

By Stephen Barszcz |

A CA-2a form is a claim for recurrence. If for instance an employee has an injured back and they go out of work for awhile and they’re returned back to work, and then they have a worsening of that back injury condition, they would claim a recurrence. To do that they would file a… Read More »

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What is a CA-7 form?

By Stephen Barszcz |

A CA-7 form is a request for compensation, so if you’re requesting payment for wage loss, or payment of a schedule award, you must file a form CA-7 with that request for payment.

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What is a schedule award?

By Stephen Barszcz |

A schedule award is a payment for the permanent impairment that the injured worker has sustained. It’s based upon the evaluation performed utilizing a particular book or manual, the sixth edition of the AMA guides. For instance, if you have a knee injury and then the doctor says you’re about as good as you’re… Read More »

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Does a pre-existing injury preclude me from receiving a schedule award?

By Stephen Barszcz |

You can receive a schedule award if a preexisting injury was made worse by your on-the-job activity. So for instance, if you already had a damage wrist from years passed, but then you re-injure that wrist on the job and it was made worse, then you would be entitled to an evaluation for impairment,… Read More »

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What is a supplemental schedule award?

By Stephen Barszcz |

A supplemental schedule award is a second payment for impairment where you’ve already been paid on that body part once. For instance, if you had a knee injury, and for instance, you had a meniscal tear and you get paid five percent for that meniscal tear, and then later on that knee gets worse… Read More »

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Does the location of my attorney matter for a Federal Workers’ Compensation claim?

By Stephen Barszcz |

The location of your attorney doesn’t really matter at all and that’s because the entire claim is done electronically and by telephone. In most instances the paperwork is going to be done electronically and uploaded to the Department of Labor and the Office of Workers Comp programs, and if there’s any hearings they’re always… Read More »

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What is continuation of pay (COP)?

By Stephen Barszcz |

Continuation of pay or commonly known as COP is a payment by the employer for the first 45 days that the employee is out of work. If you’re injured you would file your claim or your notice of injury and if your doctor takes you out of work for those first 45 days your… Read More »

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