Workers’ Compensation Attorneys for Federal Employees
Bureau of Prisons Employees Choose Us for Legal Services
Injuries are all too common in the workplace. Even so, we often picture on-the-job accidents as being exclusive to construction sites and other hazardous environments. However, workplace injuries can occur anywhere, even in office buildings. At Aumiller Lomax, we strive to offer top-quality legal services for federal employees who have been injured on the job. We work with staff from numerous agencies, including the Bureau of Prisons. Whether you’ve been injured in an accident or in an altercation with an inmate, our team is here to help you get the compensation you need to make a full recovery. The aftermath of an injury can be daunting, but our attorneys can give you some peace of mind. Our team works with federal workers in all 50 states (and beyond), and we’d be glad to look at your case.
Types of Injuries We Handle
You can incur any number of injuries on the job. That’s why Aumiller Lomax specializes in a wide range of injuries, from cuts and bruises to major nerve damage. Many people working within the Bureau of Prisons have dangerous jobs and are especially susceptible to severe injury. Talk to our attorneys if you or a loved one employed by the Bureau of Prisons received one of these injuries on the job:
- Neck injuries
- Back injuries
- Repetitive motion injuries and carpal tunnel syndrome
- Shoulder injuries
- Brain or head trauma
- Hand and foot injuries
- Lower extremity injuries
- Joint problems
- Nerve injuries
- Psychological damage
- Occupational disease
Consulting with All Types of Prison Employees
Workplace injuries aren’t limited to just outwardly dangerous occupations. Anyone can get hurt on the job, whether you’re a member of office staff or you work directly with inmates. At Aumiller Lomax, we have the knowledge to handle cases involving all types of employees within the Bureau of Prisons. Regardless of your day job, don’t hesitate to reach out to our federal workers’ compensation attorneys. Specifically, we offer legal services to:
- Custodial staff
- Maintenance workers
- Correctional officers
What Is FECA and How Can It Help?
The Federal Employee Compensation Act (FECA) is a set of provisions that allows federal employees to collect workers’ compensation if they’ve been injured while completing their job duties. Under FECA, workers can earn one of three common benefits: a wage replacement compensation benefit, medical benefit, or schedule award (also known as a permanency benefit). Once the Office of Workers’ Compensation Program looks at your claim and deems you eligible, you can receive compensation for your injuries. There is no court or judge involved, and your Aumiller Lomax attorney will work to streamline your claims experience.
Getting the Compensation You Need
Earning compensation through FECA is a multi-step process. Fortunately, Aumiller Lomax is here to walk you through the complicated steps. First, we’ll work with you to gather enough evidence to build a strong case. In most instances, it falls to the injured person (the claimant) to prove the severity of the damage and that their injury happened at work. Once we have plenty of evidence, we can proceed with the following steps:
- We can assist you in filing your claim with the Department of Labor’s Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs if you have not already done so. There, an adjudicator will determine the merits of your case.
- The adjudicator will decide whether you win or lose your case. There is no room for negotiation, and you will receive a decision accepting or denying your claim. A denied claim can be appealed.
- If you win your case, you’ll receive benefits. These benefits are not the same as a settlement because they do not involve any kind of negotiation or compromise. The entitlement to benefits must also be established by satisfying a burden of proof.
- Further evidence for your case might arise in the future. Should that happen, claimants are always able to reopen their cases in appropriate circumstances. There is no time restriction on when you must reopen a FECA claim.
Why You Should Hire an Attorney
Navigating FECA and the claims process is tedious, especially if you’re trying to recover from an injury. Allow the team at Aumiller Lomax to take care of the difficult part on your behalf. Working with an attorney means you can focus on healing rather than worrying about the legal process. Plus, an experienced workers’ compensation attorney will be able to file the proper paperwork in a timely manner and ensure the job is done correctly. After all, even a tiny mistake can mean you miss out on compensation. You won’t need to worry about making errors on your filing, and you can rest assured knowing that your case is in good hands. Because making a claim is so complex, it’s always a good idea to have a seasoned attorney on your side.
Contact Our Team Today
If you work for the Bureau of Prisons and have recently been injured on the job, get in touch with Aumiller Lomax right away. We specialize in helping federal employees get the compensation they deserve. Even if you’re unsure whether you have a viable case, we’d be glad to consult with you and learn about your circumstances. No matter where you are in the United States, reach out to us for top-tier counsel.
What Sets Us Apart
- Over 30 Combined Years Of Experience
- Providing National & International Services
- We Focus on Federal Work Injuries