REPORTING A NEW INJURY
Any employee covered under LHWCA is entitled to temporary benefits while undergoing medical treatment for job-related injuries.
What should I do if I am injured on the job?
You should notify your supervisor or employer representative immediately or as soon as possible. If a maritime worker is injured on the job, the employer must report the lost time injury to OWCP within 10 days to avoid being penalized.
- If you require medical attention for your injury, you should obtain treatment as soon as possible.
- For a list of additional recommendations please visit the United States Department of Labor website for additional details.
There are Five Basic Elements of a Federal Workers' Compensation Claim
- All claims must satisfy the statutory time requirements of the FECA (Federal Employees Compensation Act)
- The injured or deceased individual must be an "employee" within the meaning of the law.
- There must be a fact of injury whether or not the employee in fact sustained an injury or disease, i.e., there must be a medical diagnosis.
- The injury or disease must be sustained in the performance of duty when the injury occurred or disease was contracted.
- Whether there is a medical causal relationship between the employment factors and the medical condition.
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