Here are 5 tips for injured federal employees:

  1. Seek medical attention immediately. This is important for your health and well-being, and it will also help you to document your injury.
  2. Report your injury to your supervisor as soon as possible. This is also important for documentation purposes, and it will help your employer to understand the impact of your injury on your ability to work.
  3. File a workers’ compensation claim. This will allow you to receive benefits for your medical expenses and lost wages. You can file a claim online at the Employees’ Compensation Operations and Management Portal (ECOMP).
  4. Know your rights as an injured worker. The Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) has a number of resources available to help you understand your rights. You can also contact an attorney who specializes in workers’ compensation law.
  5. Stay positive and don’t give up. The process of filing a workers’ compensation claim can be long and challenging, but it is important to stay positive and persistent. With the right help, you can get the benefits you deserve.

Here are some additional tips:

  • Keep a detailed record of your DOL injury, including the date, time, and location of the injury, as well as the symptoms you experienced.
  • Get copies of all medical records related to your injury.
  • Keep a journal of your activities and how your injury has affected your ability to work.
  • Be clear and concise when communicating with your employer and OWCP.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help from an attorney or other advocate.