Schedule Award (Permanent Injury Award)
Our Federal Compensation Lawyers Will Help You Gain What Is Rightfully Yours
At Aumiller Lomax our goal is to see you receive the compensation that you are entitled to by law. A schedule award is a type of compensation benefit available in the FECA system for injured federal workers. A schedule award is only available to those who have suffered an injury which is permanent in some way (i.e. ongoing medical restrictions, limited range of motion or permanent change to the body).
However, not every case is eligible for a schedule award. The OWCP only recognizes impairment to certain body parts. For instance, a schedule award is not available for a back injury. Understanding the nuance of the law as it applies to a schedule award can be confusing, but our goal is to help you make sense of it.
We will guide you through the sometimes complex process. This includes a thorough evaluation, the initial application, and coordinating a permanent impairment rating.
The type of award you receive depends on certain factors, such as:
- The evaluator
- Loss of motion
- Loss of function
- Loss of strength
- Severity of injuries
- Particular body part injured
- Number of body parts injured
Finally, it is worth noting, that there is not necessarily a time limit on pursuing a schedule award benefit in FECA. If you have an accepted federal workers’ compensation injury in the FECA system, then we may be able to help you pursue this benefit whether it is 1 year later or 20 years later.
We understand that you are facing serious challenges following your injury. Our federal compensation lawyers are here to provide you with practical options that will benefit you and your family. Give our office a call today at (856) 751-0440!