If you are employed by a federal agency, such as the United States Post Office, you have the right to be compensated for employment-related injuries and medical conditions. The Federal Employee’s Compensation Act provides workers’ compensation coverage to approximately 2.6 million federal and postal workers around the world for employment-related injuries and occupational diseases.
Working for the government can be a physical job that takes a toll on your body. Carrying heavy weight, repetitive tasks with your hands, and long days walking on concrete can cause a wide range of symptoms. Many people have never been told these symptoms may indicate permanent conditions that are considered injuries under the law.
Fighting The Bureaucracy For You
Even if an employee is aware they may be owed compensation for their injuries, they may choose not to pursue compensation because they do not want to deal with their management or bureaucratic and confusing federal systems. They simply go to the doctor as necessary while working, pay their health insurance deductible each year, and retire without receiving compensation for their injuries.
The result is that many federal employees do not seek reimbursement for their conditions and the government gets away with not paying for the injuries by their employees!
Experienced Attorneys Who Understand The System
If you are injured because of your federal employment, whether it be arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, or a specific accident, you need to consult with an experienced federal workers’ compensation attorney immediately. You may be entitled to significant compensation for your injuries.
For example, under the current compensation structure, if an employee develops a work-related condition (arthritis, tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, etc…) which permanently limits their ability to use one of their hands, they are owed compensation. If a doctor determines the employee has lost 10% of the use of their hand because of the condition, the employee would be owed a “schedule award” of approximately 18 weeks pay. If you make $52,000 per year, that would be $18,000!
We will fight for you.
The attorneys at Sheridan & Dulas, P.A., include former labor union members who know how the federal workers’ compensation system operates.
We understand that hard work sometimes comes with injuries. Your job does not require you to live in pain or with physical limitations. You are entitled to compensation for work-related injuries.
Contact our office today at 651-686-8800 to set up a free, no-obligation consultation. Our federal workers’ compensation lawyers practice across the Twin Cities, including Dakota, Washington, Hennepin, Scott, Carver, Ramsey, Goodhue and Anoka counties, and in greater Minnesota.