| As we all know, the OWCP system is more litigious than ever. In fact, federal agencies are holding seminars to teach one another how to:
(1) defeat federal employees' claims as quickly as possible,
(2) get injured workers back to some sort of work as soon as possible - often sidestepping the job suitability determination process for return to work – and,
(3) give injured workers so much grief they will take disability retirement, or simply resign and go away.
Why is this happening? Money. Money. Money.
For example, if you are 34 years old and married, earn $40,000.00+ per year as a federal law enforcement officer, then your wage loss compensation would be $30,000.00+ per year. Let's say,you are disabled with a back injury, suffered when arresting a criminal, requiring a spinal fusion, and your employing agency cannot provide you with a light duty job. In such a case you may well receive OWCP benefits for 30+ years, your claim could easily cost your employing agency more than $1,000,000.00 over your lifetime.
If you don't believe your claim might cost more than a million dollars
over your lifetime, you can bet your employing agency does!
As I work only with OWCP and OPM claimants, I know your rights and how those systems work.
If you need help with either the OWCP or the OPM systems, give me a call at 855-464-6927 so we can discuss your situation.
Contact us at:
P.O. Box 1835
Victorville, California 92395
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