How a Knowledgeable Physician Can Help You Protect Your Rights
When you’ve been hurt working for a federal agency or as a federal employee, you have a right, under the Federal Employees Compensation Act (FECA) to secure benefits through a workers’ compensation claim. The benefits to which you are entitled include compensation for lost wages, as well as payment of all reasonable and necessary medical expenses arising out of your injuries.
Though it may seem that your case is straightforward and that you should have no problems qualifying for work comp benefits, it’s unfortunately far too common for federal workers to face delays or denials. That’s one of the reasons it’s so important to seek medical attention from doctors who understand the DOL/OWCP system.
An Experienced Doctor Can Help Properly Document Your Injuries
A doctor who has helped others secure DOL/OWCP benefits will know what documents you need to file, as well as what records claims examiners will want when assessing your application. They’ll know the specific types of injuries that are common in your job, and will be able to quickly prepare and provide appropriate medical records.
An Experienced Physician Can Alleviate Your Concerns about Paperwork and Billing
The Office of Workers Compensation Programs has specific procedures regarding billing and payment for medical services related to a workplace injury. Doctors who have previously handled OWCP claims will have staff members knowledgeable regarding what must be submitted to ensure coverage of all medical expenses. As a general rule, you won’t have to be directly involved with the federal agency, as the doctor’s office will handle all those details. Furthermore, if any claim is denied, your physician’s office will typically help you appeal the decision.
An Experienced Doctor Will Ensure that You Get the Right Medical Treatment
A physician who has previously cared for other injured federal workers will know the types of injuries that are common, as well as the most effective forms of treatment.
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At Advantage Healthcare Systems, we have extensive experience working successfully with individuals who suffer any type of concussion, TBI or traumatic brain injury. Call us toll-free at 1-877-487-8289 or fill out the form provided below to schedule an assessment. We offer locations across Texas, including Fort Worth, Dallas and San Antonio.