Asked about 1 year ago - Philadelphia, PAFlag
clinic. at the clinic i was sent for an MRI. the MRI indicated a partial triceps tendon tear with calcifiation suggesting a prior injury in that area. the injury definitely happened asn a result of my job whether prior or now. i do nothing else in my life that would cause that. anyway i was sent a denial letter from workers comp. the doctors have me listed as no work for up too 6 months worst case. since i now have no income and workers comp is denying me can i apply for and recieve unemployment. i am consulting a lawyer this week regarding the workers comp issue. this is unfair and i am being treated like dirt. please help with my question.
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If you were a civilian Federal Employee when you were injured, you would be entitled to benefits if you were injured on the job even if there was a pre-existing injury. The OWCP follows a non-apportionment rule. You are going to see an attorney and that is good. If this is a FECA case, ask the attorney to explain, Gustafson, Chasteen and Chaput to you.
Your employing agency may not be treating you like dirt. They may just be ignorant. Federal Compensation Law is very complicated. That is why seeing an attorney is a good idea. The attorney can help you appeal the denial. You must hurry because there is a statute of limitations for appeals.
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