How to Win Your OWCP Case

Here are some tips on how to win your DOL OWCP injury case:

  1. Report your injury immediately. You must report your OWCP injury to your supervisor within 30 days of the date of injury. This is important because it will help establish the fact that your injury was work-related.
  2. Get medical attention right away. See a doctor as soon as possible after your injury. The doctor will create a medical record of your injury, which will be important evidence in your case.
  3. Keep good records. Keep copies of all medical records, bills, and other documentation related to your injury. This will help you track your progress and make sure that you are getting the OWCP benefits you deserve.
  4. Cooperate with OWCP. OWCP will investigate your claim and may ask you to provide additional information or documentation. Be cooperative and responsive to their requests.
  5. Hire an attorney. If you are denied benefits, you may want to consider hiring an attorney to represent you. An attorney can help you understand your rights and advocate for your case.

Here are some additional things to keep in mind:

  • The OWCP is a no-fault system, which means that you do not have to prove that your employer was negligent in order to be eligible for benefits.
  • You may be eligible for benefits even if your injury was not caused by a single event, but by a combination of factors.
  • The OWCP can provide a variety of benefits, including medical care, lost wages, and death benefits.

If you have been injured in the workplace, it is important to know your rights and what you can do to protect them. The OWCP can be a valuable resource for injured workers, but it is important to be prepared and to know what to expect.