Being injured in the workplace can have a significant and long lasting impact on your life. Indeed, you may never be able to return to the same type of employment you enjoyed prior to an on the job injury. As a result, it is crucial that you obtain the appropriate financial recovery through worker’s compensation in the aftermath of a workplace incident. Unfortunately, there are a number of hurdles in your way to appropriate compensation.
Dealing with Doctors
If you are an injured federal employee, one such hurdle very well could be a DOL doctor. On first blush, you are probably are like most people and have no real idea what is meant by a this type of health care practitioner.
A DOL doctor is one designated by the Department of Labor Office of Worker’s Compensation Programs, or OWCP, to examine you and make an evaluation of the extent of your work related injuries. The problem is that more often than not, this medical provider will minimize the extent of your injuries. The doctor from the DOL may even minimize the amount of time into the future the injury will impact your ability to work.
Getting Your Own Medical Professional
Needless to say, if you want to be certain to obtain the compensation to which you truly are entitled, you must obtain your own qualified, effective medical professional. You must have your own doctor who is well versed in the federal worker’s compensation system.
Federal Worker’s Compensation Consultants are a team of professionals who can assist you in accessing the doctor you need to buttress your case and defend against any attempt by a doctor from the DOL to minimize your injuries and the extent of your impairment going forward into the future.
You should be as proactive as possible. Even if you have yet to be examined by a doctor from the Department of Labor OWCP, know that such a session is coming down the pike. Therefore, engage a medical professional of your own as soon as possible to ensure your claim is a strong as possible.