Attorney Max Gest represents federal civilian employees concerning their entitlement to benefits from the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP). His clients include employees of the following:
- United States Postal Service
- Department of Veterans Affairs
- Internal Revenue Service
- Federal Aviation Administration
- Transportation Safety Administration
- Federal Bureau of Investigation
- Secret Service
- Border Patrol
…and many other agencies of the federal government.
When a civilian employee of the federal government suffers an injury in the course and scope of his or her job, whether that injury is the result of a traumatic event, repetitive stress to a body part or parts, or emotional injury as a result of working conditions, the employee is entitled to certain benefits under the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA). Those benefits can include the following:
- Medical care for evaluations, diagnostic testing and/or treatment of conditions accepted by the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP), at OWCP expense;
- Tax-free disability compensation benefits from OWCP, at the rate of two-thirds or three-fourths of the employee’s pay rate, depending on whether the claimant has dependents;
- Reimbursement, based on the OWCP fee schedule, for some medical expenses paid by the claimant for evaluations, diagnostic testing and/or treatment for conditions accepted by OWCP;
- Payment for expense for travel to and from appointments with medical practitioners for evaluations, diagnostic testing and/or treatment for accepted conditions;
- A schedule award, which is a payment of additional compensation that may be provided to a claimant who is either working or receiving retirement benefits. When a condition has been accepted by OWCP for a part of the body for which schedule awards are available, and that condition becomes permanent and stationary and reaches a point of maximum medical improvement, a claimant may be eligible to receive this benefit.
THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THIS WEBSITE IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE. The information is provided for informational, illustrative and advertisement purposes only. It should not be relied upon by individuals accessing the website in regards to making any decisions concerning their particular claims. Such claims are best discussed in consultation with an attorney who has had extensive experience representing claimants concerning FECA claims.