Occupational Disease Claim Assistance
Federal Employee Compensation for Occupational Disease
Federal employees are entitled to compensation and coverage involving employment-related injuries and occupational diseases. The Federal Employees’ Compensation Act aims to provide coverage for all civilians employed by the federal government, including those in the executive, judicial, and legislative branches of government. We fight for federal workers’ rights and help those who have suffered from an occupational disease maximize the compensation they deserve. Workers acting in a federal capacity may be covered, including Peace Corps and Vista volunteers, volunteers members of the Civil Air Patrol, federal jurors, Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) cadets, state and local law enforcement officers, and Job Corps and Youth Conservation Corps enrollees.
We Can Eliminate the Challenge of Your Illness Claim
If you have contracted a disease or illness in the course of performing your duties as a federal worker, Aumiller Lomax can help you seek workers’ compensation benefits by filing a Notice of Occupational Disease and Claim for Compensation (U.S. Department of Labor form CA-2). These types of claims are significantly more challenging to prove and require results from specific procedures. To seek compensation for occupational disease, you need to show that you have a medical condition produced in a work environment of more than one workday. An occupational disease customarily involves exposure to hazardous substances like fumes, toxins, radiation, poisons, or particles. It can also develop from systemic infection and repeated stress or strain. You must have a report from your personal or attending physician and a statement documenting the nature of your duties and exposure at work.
We’ll Fight for Your Compensation Rights
Federal workers who are injured or become ill during their employment can receive benefits. Survivors of employees killed on the job are eligible for Federal Employee Compensation Act benefits. Compensation programs can include the following benefits:
- Medical Benefits – Benefits that cover medical treatments, therapies, medications, and the cost of devices and transportation. You may be able to choose the initial care provider, but any changes may need to be approved. Medical expenses can also include the cost of vocational rehabilitation services deemed necessary to help the employee return to work.
- Temporary Total Disability – Traumatic injury beneficiaries may receive a continuation of their full pay for the first 45 days they are disabled. If you have suffered a disabling job-related illness or occupation disease, you may be eligible to receive 2/3 of your pre-disability wages or more if you have dependents.
- Permanent Effects – Permanent partial disabilities and effects from traumatic, severe accidents are paid out for a specific number of weeks based on schedules set by statutes and regulations. You may hear the benefit referred to as a schedule award.
- Death Benefits – Survivors who are dependents of an employee killed on the job may be eligible for death benefits. Eligible individuals may include the spouse, children, dependent parents, grandparents and grandchildren, and siblings. The amount of benefits depends on the survivor’s relationship with the deceased employee and whether they have children. A deceased worker’s family can also receive up to 800% in burial expenses.
The Aumiller Lomax Difference
The federal laws can be challenging to understand, which is why legal representation from Aumiller Lomax is the experience you need when you’re required to gather records and complete many forms, and thoroughly review every meticulous detail of your case for accuracy and systematic litigation. We will assist and advise you every step of the way regarding what is financially appropriate for you regarding your benefits because we know the ins and outs of the legal system, fighting for federal workers’ rights. Contact us today for a free consultation and a better understanding of your specific case.
What Sets Us Apart
- Over 30 Combined Years Of Experience
- Providing National & International Services
- We Focus on Federal Work Injuries