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Episode 6 Federal Workers Compensation Coffee Break Podcast- How to file a CA-1 Traumatic Injury Claim

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Federal Workers Comp Coffee Break
Episode 6 Federal Workers Compensation Coffee Break Podcast- How to file a CA-1 Traumatic Injury Claim
Welcome to Episode 6 where we discuss all the requirements necessary to file a brand new federal workers compensation claim with DOL – OWCP as a traumatic injury claim. We discuss the proper forms, methodologies and helpful hints for successfully establishing your DOL – OWCP traumatic injury claim. Federal Workers Compensation Coffee Break Podcast is about all things related to Federal Workers Compensation, FECA, OWCP, DOL & Longshore claim filing as an injured federal worker. The podcast is an educational and informative training short format, to assist with navigating the OWCP claims filing process for all types of injured US government and federal workers. The podcaster has 27 years in assisting with federal workers compensation as a consultant and trainer. The podcast is free and is educational. If you need help with anything related to a federal workers compensation claim, pull up a chair, poor a cup of coffee, put your earbuds on and take a listen…help is just a cup of coffee away.


FECA defines traumatic injuries as a wound or other condition of the body caused by an external force, including stress or strains, which is identifiable as to the time or place of the occurrence and the members or functions of the body affected. The injury must be caused by a specific event or incident or a series of incidents within a single workday or shift. A traumatic injury (TI) is defined as:

•A wound or other condition of the body caused by external force, including stress or strain. The injury must be identifiable as to time and place of occurrence and member or function of the body affected. It must be caused by a specific event, incident, or series of events or incidents during a single day or work shift.

CA-1 form link: https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/owcp/regs/compliance/ca-1.pdf

•Form CA-1 Notice of Traumatic Injury should be completed by the injured employee and the employing agency (EA) supervisor or injury compensation specialist. The front portion of the CA-1 should be completed by the injured employee unless incapacitated at which time the form may be completed by the supervisor or other authorized EA official.

•The injured employee must indicate a specific date of injury and date of notice on the CA-1.

•The CA-1 must be submitted to the Employment Agency (EA) within 30 days of the date of injury in order for the injured employee to be eligible for Continuation of Pay (COP). COP will be discussed in more detail further in the presentation.

Not all CA-1 forms are submitted from the EA to OWCP; follow the filing instructions on the back of the form (i.e., cases with no lost time and no medical expense).

•If the form should be filed, it must be transmitted to OWCP within 10 work days from the date the EA received notice (not necessarily 10 days from the date that the form was actually signed).

Dr. Taylor’s education podcast utilizes his experience and history as an OWCP – DOL provider and his years of consulting and teaching all things federal workers compensation related. This is an educational short form format for learning how to successfully file federal workers compensation claims. So grab a cup of coffee and lets begin.

Dr. Taylor’s contact information for more information or assistance is:

His clinic website is https://mrtherapycenter.com/federal-work-injury-blog/

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