When your favorite magazine arrives damaged or a check gets lost in the mail, it is easy to forget the challenges and risks that our nation’s postal employees face each day. It might surprise you to learn that the USPS reports more severe injuries than any other single employer, making it an extremely dangerous place to work.
The four most common injuries sustained by USPS workers include repetitive motion injuries suffered by mail handlers and clerks, dog bites to postal employees delivering mail, slips and falls incurred by mail carriers, and motor vehicle accidents, which are common considering the high number of miles driven each day. Fortunately for these workers, the Federal Workers’ Compensation Act (FECA) was enacted in 1916 to provide compensation and other benefits to federal employees.
As is the case with any system, however, it doesn’t always work as intended. An injured postal worker can find themselves fighting to get the compensation they deserve. In addition, many injuries go undocumented due to a lack of knowledge about how to file or not being informed of all the benefits these workers are entitled to.
If you are a postal worker who has sustained a work-related injury, know your rights by calling us at James M. Snow Law. We will stay on your side to ensure your rights are upheld. If you would like to know more about federal workers’ compensation as a postal worker or as a federal employee in another area, don’t hesitate to contact us. We will put our more than 40 years of experience to work for you.