Federal workers compensation and OWCP are very small portion of the entire country’s workers compensation system. For every federal employee, their are more than 50 non-federal workers.
Each state individually organizes and regulates worker compensation laws for employees in that state. That is not just state government employees, but all workers, public and private, that are employed within that state, with the exclusion of federal employees. Doctors in each state know the rules and regulations of their own state, and few of them understand the differences when dealing with the OWCP.
Over the past few years, there has been an overall decline in how the laws within the individual state favor the injured employee. State comp attorneys and healthcare providers are finding it more difficult to help injured workers. Texas and California are two states that have seen serious attacks on workers rights over the last decade.
This is leaving some looking for new ways to earn revenue, and some are turning to federal compensation as an avenue to fill the void left behind. FedDoctor.com has been working hard for years to help federal employees find the right doctors that can help them navigate the sometimes tough and confusing rules under the OWCP.
It won’t stop now.
We are actively pursuing more physicians to make sure that they truly understand how important their role is in the life of a federal comp claim. You can continue to trust us to make sure that federal claims get the help they need.
If you have a doctor that helps federal employees, talk to them or recommend them to us. We will investigate to see if they are a good fit to help other federal employees get quality healthcare.