Worker's Compensation - Department of Labor
The Department of Labor's Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) administers four major disability compensation programs which provides to federal workers (or their dependents) who are injured at work or acquire an occupational disease:
- Wage replacement benefits
- Medical treatment
- Vocational rehabilitation
- Other benefits
- Other specific groups are covered by:
The Department of Labor has several programs designed to prevent work-related injuries and illnesses.
Healthcare Marketplace - If you or someone you know has a medical condition not related to a workers' compensation injury or illness and doesn't have health insurance, or if you are a physician treating someone without health insurance, please go to Health Insurance Marketplace to learn about the new Health Insurance Marketplace created under the Affordable Care Act.
These entities serve the specific employee groups who are covered under the relevant statutes and regulations by mitigating the financial burden resulting from workplace injury. Individuals injured on the job while employed by private companies or state and local government agencies should contact their state workers' compensation board.
Disclaimer: This article is not a substitute for legal advice. Call Dolina/Hobbs at (301)739-1013 to schedule a free consultation. All information described in this article can be found on the Department of Labor website.