At James M. Snow Law, I specialize in workers’ compensation cases, and I want to help you get the benefits you deserve. In particular, I have worked with countless postal employees over the years and helped them get compensation for their on-the-job injuries. If you are a postal worker, here are some key things that you need to know about federal workers’ compensation.
- Filing a Claim- One thing that you need to know about federal workers’ compensation is that you have the right to file a claim with your employer if you are become ill or injured in the course of your employment. Any injury that you sustain while on the job counts, even if it occurs while you’re away from the main jobsite or while you’re not actively working. This last part is important for postal workers, as it means you can file claims for injuries that occur while out on your rounds.
- Treatment- Another thing that you should know about federal workers’ compensation is that you have the right to treatment following an injury. Inform your employer, document the injury, and seek treatment as soon as possible.
- Compensation Covers Wages and Medical Costs- A third thing that you should know about federal workers’ compensation is that it should cover your medical expenses as well as your lost wages from any necessary time off work for recovery, or a portion of those wages. This is why it’s important to document every step of your injury and treatment—so that you can get those expenses covered.