Episode 34 Federal Workers Compensation Coffee Break Podcast- CAUSALITY
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 on how to navigate the DOL -OWCP claims filing process for all types of injured US government and federal workers. The podcaster has 28 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…help is just a cup of coffee away.
How to meet 5th element causality requirements in OWCP DOL new case filing!
Causal Relationship: General
For filing a workers’ compensation claim, the burden of proof is on the injured worker. Therefore, it is the injured worker’s responsibility to show a causal relationship between their disability and an on-the-job injury, or their claimed occupational disease and conditions/factors of employment.
To qualify for workers’ compensation, the employee must be covered under the FECA act; there must be an injury or disease claimed to be related to employment; the employee must make a timely filing of the claim within the provisions of FECA; the injury or disease must be the result of activity in the performance of duty; and the employee’s injury or disease must have been proximately caused by, or aggravated by, a work-related injury or by employment conditions, ie., there must be a causal relationship.
There are two kinds of evidence under FECA: factual, which refers to evidence submitted by the employee; and medical, which refers to evidence submitted by physicians.
In addition to factual evidence, reliable and substantial medical evidence which establishes an accurate history of injury in traumatic injury claims, or an accurate description of working conditions in occupational illness claims must be submitted in order to establish a causal relationship. This medical information must be provided by a qualified physician. The employee must first write a statement describing the work-related injury or work-related illness, the conditions of employment, including daily on-the-job activities, and how the employee believes specific work activities and conditions caused his or her injury or illness. This statement must go into specific detail of work activities & conditions relevant to the claimed injury or disease to decide a claim.
Dr. Taylor’s educational podcast utilizes his experience and history as a DOL – OWCP 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.
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If you need a provider or assistance with a DOL claim in Tampa, Jacksonville or other areas of Florida you can make an appointment to see him and the other providers at his clinic at 813-877-6900 M & R Medical & Therapy website is https://mrtherapycenter.com/federal-work-injury-blog/ & at twitter: https://twitter.com/FedCompPodcast