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Tallahassee, Florida 32308

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6216 Sauterne Dr.
Jacksonville, Fl 32210

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Daytona/Ormond Beach

4FED-HURT Ormond Beach
305 Clyde Morris Blvd. Suite 220
Ormond Beach, Florida 32174

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Central Florida

Orlando/Altamonte Springs

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482 E Altamonte Dr. Suite 1006
Altamonte Springs, Fl 32701

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Orlando/Sanford

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241 Bellagio Circle
Sanford, Florida 32771

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Orlando/Airport

4FED-HURT Orlando
500 N Semoran Blvd Suite 101
Orlando, Florida 32807

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Tampa/Palm Harbor

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33143 US Hwy 19 N #1A
Palm Harbor, FL 34684

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Tampa/Temple Terrace
Bush Gardens

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9780 N 56th St Suite A.
Temple Terrace, FL 33617

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South Florida

Fort Myers

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11621 S. Cleveland Ave #50A
Fort Myers, Florida 33907

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Cape Coral

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706 SW Pine Island Rd. Suite 105A
Cape Coral, Florida 33991

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Palm Springs

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3003 S Congess Ave # 2FA.
Lake Worth Fl 33461

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Fort Lauderdale/Davie

4FED-HURT Fort Lauderdale
2240 SW 70th Avenue Suite
D1, Davie, FL 33317

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Managing a claim with OWCP can be a frustrating process.

Most physician’s offices or treatment facilities are not experienced in properly dealing with a Federal injury claim.
We can help you navigate your federal workers’ compensation experience with excellent injury care, expert case management, and continued advocacy throughout the process.

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Our Doctors Specialize in:

  • Internal Medicine

  • Physical Therapy

  • Chiropractic Care

  • Interventional Pain Management

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  • Trigger Point Injections

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  • Filling Out Paperwork

  • Medical Exams Detailing Causation of Injury

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Our Doctors Specialize in:

  • Internal Medicine

  • Physical Therapy

  • Chiropractic Care

  • Interventional Pain Management

  • Spine & Joint Injections

  • Trigger Point Injections

Services include:

  • Expert Claims Assistance

  • Filling Out Paperwork

  • Medical Exams Detailing Causation of Injury

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What forms should be filed to start the OWCP claims process?

CA-1 Form

Traumatic Injury Form
A traumatic injury is something that happened in a single work shift. If you can link an injury to a specific incident during a specific work shift, this is the appropriate form.

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CA-2 Form

Occupational Disease Form
If the condition happened because of events in more than one work shift, the condition is an occupational disease. In that case, this would be the appropriate form.

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Form CA-1

Federal Employee’s Notice of Traumatic Injury and Claim for Continuation of Pay/Compensation. The Form CA-1 was developed to ensure regulatory compliance and to be more customer friendly. The form must be completed by the injured employee, a witness, and the injured employee’s supervisor.

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Form CA-2

Occupational Disease (Form CA-2): If the condition happened because of events in more than one work shift, the condition is an occupational disease.

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Our goal is to help you receive the treatment you deserve and assist with the federal workers comp claims process.

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Dealing with a federal workers’ compensation injury can be a frustrating process.

Our workers’ compensation doctors will offer our experience with your federal workers’ compensation claim as well as offer excellent injury care, expert case management, and continued advocacy throughout the process.

Our experienced doctors provide the best care for those currently dealing with an OWCP injury claim. While there are several excellent workers’ compensation doctors, few have the experience and knowledge to properly treat and document injuries as required by OWCP. Our doctors provide comprehensive injury care, proper medical narratives and claims assistance!

How can we help injured federal employees?

Patient Commitment

We are not intimidated by the federal workers compensation claims process, nor are we intimidated by your employing agency. We make sure you receive all the medical, treatment, you need before sending you back to work.

Excellent Care, Treatment and Therapy

We work with skilled physicians and medical personnel that are extremely knowledgeable when it comes to federal workers compensation and occupational medicine. They offer comprehensive care and treatment to get you back to work.

Outstanding Customer Service

The 4FED-HURT is dedicated to providing the very best in patient care and customer service to injured federal employees. We work hard to make sure you never feel dismissed, neglected, unheard, or unassisted.

Expert OWCP Case Managers

If you file your OWCP incorrectly you could lose the benefits that are rightfully yours. Let our case advisors walk you through the process so that you can be confident in your claim and receive your federal workers’ compensation rights and benefits.

Remember, if you file your OWCP incorrectly you could lose the benefits that are rightfully yours.

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Federal Agency Employees We Help

  • USPS

  • DOD

  • VA

  • DHS

  • TSA

  • ICE

  • FBI

  • IRS

Federal Agency Employees We Help

  • USPS

  • DOD

  • VA

  • DHS

  • TSA

  • ICE

  • FBI

  • IRS

Reviews

Some kind words from people we have helped

“I received quality service from the staff of Dol Injury Centers. I am a Letter Carrier of 36yrs and I have regained my strength and stamina through their professional care. They are thorough in helping with forms, applying treatments and therapy. They were referred to me by my Union Officer and it’s been a very positive experience during troubled times like these.”

Lester Barnes

“I would recommend DOL Injury Center in Davie to my co-workers, friends and family. They know their stuff and everyone was always courteous and professional. The plan of care was on point and l was feeling better in months. Thank you again DOL Injury staff.”

Rolando S. Martinez

“I would like to thank all of the wonderful employees at the office. As a retired postal worker, it is nice to know that there are caring professionals our there. I have dealt with bad knees for many years and the treatments I received at the center have really helped. They were able to get my claim approved so I would receive my benefits. These guys are great. Thank you. BKH”

Beverly Klein

“The best facility for Rehab and the best Doctors They explain me so well my injury and how they can help me to get back little by little recovery. Thank you DOL injury Center. The staff very professional to assist with any work claim and will get the resolution. Thank you.”

Aitanga Irish

“Had my first visit yesterday. They are great! Very impressed with the therapist and happy they are taking care of the owcp claim and did not make me wait for treatment. 😀👍”

Daniel Miranda

“I have been on the hunt for a doctor to care for my work related injury for 7 months and at my lowest point since my move to Florida, when my emails fell into the hands of Dr Robert Kustin!!! He called me and we went over all my issues with finding a doctor and my injury!!!!”

Nancy Calabrese

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

“Under FECA regulations whether you file through ECOMP, email, fax or regular mail, your employer has 5 working days to submit your CA-7 to OWCP.”

“One difference between state and federal workers’ compensation claims is that the federal government and its several agencies have immunity from public employer liability. That means federal employees are specifically required to pursue all injury claims through the federal workers’ compensation system.”

“You need to complete either form CA-1, “Federal Employee’s Notice of Traumatic Injury and Claim for Continuation of Pay/Compensation” or form CA-2 “Notice of Occupational Disease and Claim for Compensation”. A traumatic injury is one that can be pinpointed to have occurred during one particular work shift – falling down the steps for example. An occupational disease is a medical condition that has developed due to work activities performed over more than one work shift. 20 C.F.R. §§ 10.100-10.101

If your employing agency has enrolled for electronic submission of forms via the Employees’ Compensation Operations and Management Portal (ECOMP), you may visit the ECOMP site to register for an account and initiate a claim.

If you are submitting a CA-2, you should also review the appropriate CA-35 “Evidence Required in Support of a Claim for Occupational Disease” form/checklist. There are several of these detailing the different sorts of documentation to be submitted depending on the type of occupational disease. They are all included in one document at the aforementioned site.

If you are still employed by the Federal agency where you worked when the injury occurred, submit the claim through your employing agency. Be sure to keep a copy of everything for your records. Your agency will complete their portion of the CA-1 or CA-2 and submit the entire packet to the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) district office. OWCP will advise you of the claim number which has been established. The district office will review the information submitted and will determine if there is sufficient information to adjudicate the claim. If there is insufficient information to adjudicate the claim, they will send you a letter advising of the additional information needed.

If you are no longer employed by the Federal government, you should submit the completed form to the Federal agency where you last worked when the injury or disease was sustained. If the agency no longer exists or you experience difficulties in submitting the form, you should contact your servicing OWCP district office for assistance. District office jurisdiction is determined by where you live.”

“The Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) provides that a claim for compensation must be filed within 3 years of the date of injury. For a traumatic injury, the statutory time limitation begins to run from the date of injury. For a latent condition, it begins to run when an injured employee with a compensable disability becomes aware, or reasonably should have been aware, of a possible relationship between the medical condition and the employment. Where the exposure to the identified factors of employment continues after this knowledge, the time for filing begins to run on the date of the employee’s last exposure to those factors. If a claim is not filed within 3 years, compensation may still be paid if written notice of injury was given within 30 days or if the employer had actual knowledge of the injury within 30 days after it occurred. There is nothing to prohibit you from filing the claim. Timeliness is determined by the OWCP district office as part of the adjudication process. 5 U.S.C. § 8122; 20 C.F.R. §§ 10.100-10.101.”

“If you have a loss of wages (following any Continuation of Pay (COP) received for a traumatic injury, if applicable) and are in Leave Without Pay (LWOP) status as a result of the accepted condition(s) on your claim, you need to file a CA-7 “Claim for Compensation” with your agency. If the period claimed on the CA-7 is intermittent, you need also to complete a CA-7a “Time Analysis Form”. If your employing agency has enrolled for electronic submission of forms via ECOMP, you may file the forms on the ECOMP site. You need to provide medical documentation supporting any periods of disability claimed. Your agency will complete their portion of the CA-7 and submit it and the medical documentation to OWCP. OWCP will determine if there is sufficient information on file to pay compensation for the periods claimed or if further information/development is needed. 20 C.F.R. §§ 10.102, 10.400-10.403.”

“If you used leave to cover period of disability resulting from the accepted injury, you can apply to your agency to buy back your leave. Each agency establishes its own rules for whether they allow leave buy back (LBB), timelines for submission, etc. If your agency does allow leave buy back, to request a LBB, you need to complete a complete a CA-7 and check box B in section 2. You also must sign form CA-7b “Leave Buy Back (LBB) Worksheet/Certification and Election,” after it has been completed by your employing agency. If the period you claimed was intermittent (not a solid block of full days), you also need to complete a CA-7a “Time Analysis Form”. Submit these forms to your employing agency. They will complete their portion and forward them to OWCP for processing. There needs to be medical documentation in the OWCP file supporting your inability to work as a result of your accepted medical condition for any period where LBB is claimed.”

Info from www.dol.gov.co

What A Federal Employee Should Do When Injured At Work

Every job-related injury should be reported as soon as possible to your supervisor. Injury also means any illness or disease that is caused or aggravated by the employment as well as damage to medical braces, artificial limbs and other prosthetic devices.

Before you obtain medical treatment, ask your supervisor to authorize medical treatment by use of form CA-16. You may initially select the physician to provide necessary treatment. This may be a private physician or, if available, a local Federal medical officer/hospital. Emergency medical treatment may be obtained without prior authorization. Take the form CA-16 and form OWCP-1500/HCFA-1500 to the provider you select. The form OWCP-1500/HCFA 1500 is the billing form physicians must use to submit bills to OWCP. Hospitals and pharmacies may use their own billing forms. On occupational disease claims form CA-16 may not be issued without prior approval from OWCP.

In traumatic injuries, complete the employee’s portion of Form CA-1. Obtain the form from your employing agency, complete and turn it in to your supervisor as soon as possible, but not later than 30 days following the injury. For occupational disease, use form CA-2 instead of form CA-1. For more detailed information carefully read the “Benefits …” and “Instructions …” sheets which are attached to the Forms CA-1 and CA-2.

A “Receipt” of Notice of Injury is attached to each Form CA-1 and Form CA-2. Your supervisor should complete the receipt and return it to you for your personal records. If it is not returned to you, ask your supervisor for it.

If disabled due to traumatic injury, you may claim continuation of pay (COP) not to exceed 45 calendar days or use leave. A claim for COP must be submitted no later than 30 days following the injury (the form CA-1 is designed to serve as a claim for continuation of pay). If disabled and claiming COP, submit to your employing agency within 10 work days medical evidence that you sustained a disabling traumatic injury. If disabled beyond the COP period, or if you are not entitled to COP, you may claim compensation on form CA-7 or use leave. If disabled due to occupational disease, you may claim compensation on form CA-7 or use leave. A claim for compensation for disability should be submitted as soon as possible after it is apparent that you are disabled and will enter a leave-without-pay status.

The Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) is administered by the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP). Benefits include continuation of pay for traumatic injuries, compensation for wage loss, medical care and other assistance for job-related injury or death. For additional information about the FECA, read pamphlet CA-11, ”When Injured at Work” or Federal Personnel Manual, Chapter 810, Injury Compensation, available from your employing agency. The agency will also give you the address of the OWCP Office which services your area.

This info was taken from the dol.gov website.

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