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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2004||04/14/2017|
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Posted by Jeff
I got injured at work in July 2014 in a training scenario. I injured my knee and ankle in the training scenario. I immediately found out how difficult it was to find a physician who would actually accept FEDERAL worker's comp in Texas. There are several forms that you need to fill out each and every doctor visit. The first problem I encountered was my primary insurance initially wouldn't approve the MRI, because I told them it was a worker's compensation case. OWCP told me repeatedly I didn't have a case number yet... so technically it was not a worker's compensation case yet... There I was with a broken ankle, knee needing an MRI. At that point, I set out to find a Federal Workers Comp attorney.
There are only a handful of FEDERAL worker's compensation attorney's in the U.S to start with. I finally found Ms. Stephanie Leet, her fees were very reasonable and she was very nice and really showed concern over my situation. She immediately resolved the insurance issue covering my MRI procedure with a word called subrogation. My primary insurance was not happy after I told them they can go through the subrogation process after I get the case number from OWCP, but had it not been for Ms. Leet I would have never known what to do to get my MRI on my knee. Essentially my primary insurance had to cover the procedure, because technically I did not have a case number yet from OWCP.. I did not have a case.
Ms. Leet has answered all my texts, phone calls, emails in a timely manner. I listen to the horror stories that my fellow coworkers have gone through with on the job injuries. Ms. Leet is a true professional and has assisted me every step of this process. When a government employee is hurt on the job, the last thing they need to worry about is all the paperwork you need to have filled out (CA-1, 5C, CA-16, CA-20).
Then once you finally reach MMI (Maximum Medical improvement) you should consider seeking out an impairment rating for your injury. My employer never mentioned anything to me about an impairment rating. If it were not for Ms. Leet, I would have never known about an impairmment rating.
In conclusion, I really want to take this opportunity to tell my fellow government employee's to really consider choosing Ms. Leet in the event of a workplace injury, she is one of the best federal worker's compensation attorney's!
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