A common theme that we heard nationwide was that people just couldn’t find a doctor who understood OWCP workers comp. Instead, they were going to their family doctors or chiropractors and using their own personal health insurance, paying copays, deductibles, coinsurances and having their treatment cut off by their private insurance carriers. They were having to use their sick and vacation time when needing time off due to their injury and they weren’t able to become eligible for a schedule award. They were losing all of their earned benefits due to not having doctors who accepted and understood OWCP workers comp.
Every year, the federal government publishes its annual federal work injury statistics which states that just over 3% of all federal employees suffered work injuries or illnesses. At the bottom of the page, it states that the data does not include claims that were not accepted.
NOVA OWCP INJURY DOCTORS has a very specific mandate to rid the nation of these problems. We want injured workers to have even greater access to good doctors who know how to help them and who know how to get their injury claims accepted. We are going to educate the federal workforce about their rights under OWCP and dispel the falsity that filing a work injury claim will get you fired from your job. Our doctors and staff also work with your union leadership to make sure that the supervisors understand their responsibilities as laid out by the Department of Labor. FIC wants all injured federal workers to be treated fairly. We ensure that all treatment is medically indicated, all rules and laws are followed, and all patients are treated with respect and dignity. Our federal workforce deserves the highest level of care and NOVA OWCP INJURY DOCTORS is committed to delivering this to each and every patient we serve.
WHAT A FEDERAL EMPLOYEE SHOULD DO WHEN INJURED AT WORK
One of the most common issues that faces Department of Labor patients’ is finding a physician who can get their claim accepted. Our physicians are certified DOL-OWCP providers and are experts at getting claims accepted. OWCP claims are usually denied because the physician writing the report does not understand how to write a DOL report or what diagnoses the DOL will accept. Bad reports = denied claims. The reports must show direct causation between the patient’s job and their injury. What happens when a physician fails to get a claim accepted? It means that neither the physician nor the patient are going to be getting paid, and usually the patient has to use their valuable sick and/or vacation leave. We have a 100% claims acceptance rate and are ready to help get your injury claims accepted so you can get treatment, get better, and get back to work.
You don't have to pay for expert DOL-OWCP claims assistance! Our team of DOL experts can help you make sure you properly file your OWCP claim so that you get the maximum amount of benefits that are rightfully yours. Remember, if you file incorrectly you could greatly jeopardize your case or cause delay in receiving your treatment and benefits. So let our experts assist you to make sure you complete and submit the right forms, letters, statements, and documents. We'll work with your adjuster to make sure your case is current and that they have all they need to move your case along.