Monthly Archives: October 2014

A Federal Workers 2-Step Guide to Seeking Workers’ Compensation When Injured On the Job

Thanks to Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA), compensation is available for federal and postal workers in the event they become ill or are hurt while working on the job. This particular fund helps to protect approximately three million government workers.

What to Do if You are a Federal Worker Injured on the Job?

In the event that you become injured on the job, follow these specific steps to ensure you receive compensation.
  1. The federal worker should immediately report the injury to his or her supervisor. The supervisor should be able to advise the federal worker about where to obtain a CA-1 or CA-2 form. These particular forms are important to the compensation process.
  2. The CA-1 form will need to be filled out in the event that a traumatic injury occurs at work. A CA-2 form allows federal workers to report an illness that they are experiencing because of their job requirements and or duties.
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What Factors Go Into Evaluation of Eligibility for Workers’ Compensation by the Workers’ Comp Board?

Workers' Compensation benefits might be available to you if you were injured in an accident while on the clock at work. Factors playing into your eligibility include the nature of the accident and extent of your injury, your employee status, and your state's specific laws. Cases are not black and white, as accidents and injuries can vary from case to case. The Workers Comp Board in your state determines any money you receive. As an experienced Suffolk County work injury lawyer, Robert Golan, PC is available to walk you through the process.

These are the factors considered by the Workers' Comp Board:

1.) How severe is your injury? The Board takes into account minor injuries, such as small cuts, versus debilitating injuries that prevent you from walking or working play a large role in determining your case. Keep careful medical records for your claim. 2.) How much time did you miss from work?...
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