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State & Federal Worker's Compensation

State & Federal Worker's Compensation

The Division of Federal Employees’ Compensation adjudicates new claims for benefits and manages ongoing cases; pays medical expenses and compensation benefits to injured workers and survivors; and helps injured employees return to work when they are medically able to do so.

State & Federal Workers’ Compensation Claims

There is no shortage of hazards, accidents, and injuries in the workplace, even for state and federal workers. Even though health and safety personnel make great efforts to reduce the number of workplace accidents, some level of risk in many public sector jobs is often unavoidable.

If you are one of the many federal employees who have been injured at work, then you have the right to seek medical treatment at a qualified healthcare center, such as Lyfe Rehab and Wellness Center. Our federal workers’ comp doctors and healthcare professionals have vast experience filing and handling DOL-OWCP claims.

Our OWCP doctors in Miami Lakes have assessed and treated countless state and federal workers who sustained different job-related injuries and illnesses. 

On this page, we  will explain the claims process, common occupational injuries, and the treatment and services we provide for injured federal workers.

Understanding federal workers’ compensation

Federal workers’ compensation (FECA) refers to a program started and administered by the Office of Workers’ Compensation Program (OWCP) of the Department of Labor (DOL). It benefits all federal employees of the government who sustained workplace injuries or illnesses by covering their medical expenses and lost wages. 

Here are some of the most common government agencies that participate in the program:

  • Homeland security
  • Veterans affairs
  • US Postal services (USPS)
  • Internal revenue service
  • Federal bureau of prison
  • Immigration and customs
  • Department of defense
  • Customs and border protection

Once injured, the employee should immediately report the accident to their supervisor so the latter can accomplish the necessary forms and authorize medical treatment. The injured worker has the right to choose their own doctor or get treated in a facility of their own choosing. 

Common occupational and traumatic injuries

Federal employees face the same work-related risks and hazards as those who work in the private sector. Injuries and conditions sustained by workers can have various causes一from overuse and exposure to harmful substances to traumatic accidents. 

Of course, different kinds of injuries require different types of treatment options. However, most of them require physical therapy and rehabilitation to improve their condition and augment recovery. 

Here are some of the most common occupational injuries and conditions our federal workers’ comp doctors treat in the facility.

Vehicle-related accidents

Many jobs in the public sector require employees to use some form of transportation to do their work. For example, a postal worker delivering mails or a law enforcement officer patrolling the streets. 

Unfortunately, spending time on the road makes you vulnerable to several accidents that can cause mild to severe injuries to your body. More often than not, injuries from car accidents affect the musculoskeletal system, thus requiring the medical help of a physical therapist. Some examples of traumatic injuries you may sustain include:

  • Back or spinal injuries
  • Neck injuries, like whiplash
  • Fractures and dislocations
  • Traumatic brain injury

Besides seeking DOL workers comp for physical therapy, you can file a personal injury claim if another driver is at fault or caused the accident.

Slips, trips, and falls

Another common cause of work-related musculoskeletal injuries is slips, trips, and falls. These accidents may cause an individual to sustain minor to severe injuries that may require them to seek physical rehabilitation. 

Injuries due to repetitive stress and overexertion

Health issues can arise by doing harmful repetitive tasks in the workplace, such as lifting a heavy object, bending, or overexposure to harmful substances. These types of injuries can gradually develop over time, limiting one’s ability to perform their job and live a healthy life. Some examples include:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tendonitis
  • Back pain and neck pain
  • Overexposure to lead and other harmful substances

Preexisting injuries

According to the FECA program, government employees whose preexisting condition worsened due to a workplace injury can still receive their federal workers’ comp benefits. For example, an employee with a degenerative disk disease suddenly suffers from a spinal injury as a result of their repetitive work-related tasks (e.g., lifting heavy objects).

If your work duties contributed to the aggravation of your old injury or condition, then you can seek medical treatment from qualified DOL injury centers, like Lyfe Rehab. Our federal injury center in Miami Lakes can assess and treat your injury while also helping you process your federal workers’ comp claim.

How our federal workers’ compensation doctors can help you

At Lyfe Rehab, we employ some of the most skilled and experienced federal workers’ comp doctors in their field. Our professional doctors and therapists can provide complete medical treatment and physical therapy for injured federal workers. We can do this by performing the following:

Assessing the workplace-related injury

For your claim to be granted, OWCP requires a qualified healthcare professional to assess your case and determine if work-related activities caused the injury. Our federal work comp doctors in Miami Lakes can do this by:

  • Getting and documenting the injured worker’s and their supervisor’s statements.
  • Important details surrounding the incident, including the time, place, and events leading to the injury.
  • Documenting the symptoms experienced by the workers.

Evaluating the resulting physical impairment

Our physicians will then evaluate your injury by conducting a physical examination of the affected body part. Your doctor may also order a series of diagnostic tests to confirm their diagnosis and identify the extent of your injury. 

Once a diagnosis has been made, our medical team can now create an individualized treatment plan that addresses your medical needs. After submitting your claim, we can begin your treatment and physical rehabilitation, so you can quickly and safely get back to your active life.

Properly accomplishing the required medical documentation.

OWCP requires proper medical documentation and submission of requirements before granting a federal workers’ comp claim. That’s why at Lyfe Rehab, we make it a point to help each of our patients receive the benefits they deserve by assisting them every step of the way.

After examining and evaluating an injured worker, our healthcare professionals will provide you with the proper medical report and documents that you’ll need for your claim. Our OWCP expert will also assist you in accomplishing all the necessary forms needed and submitting them on time. 

Receive the Proper OWCP Physical Therapy You Deserve with Lyfe Rehab and Wellness Center

Are you looking for a physical therapist in Miami accepting DOL/OWCP cases? Or are you searching for qualified doctors who accept federal workers’ compensation near me? 

Look no further!

At Lyfe Rehab and Wellness Center, we specialize in providing the best DOL workers comp physical therapy in Miami. We provide quality treatment services for injured federal workers and provide the most efficacious OWCP claims management. 

Our expert physicians and physical therapists can provide injured workers with a full rehabilitation plan to address their various injuries and conditions. Furthermore, these programs also aid in enhancing the patients’ emotional, social and professional problems that often come with work-related injuries.

If you have been injured working for the government you need to visit our Miami federal worker’s comp doctor and physical therapist in Miami to get all of the proper injury care and compensation you deserve. We will take care of the tedious claims process for you and ensure your claim is approved.

The Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) provides coverage to federal civilian employees who have sustained work-related injuries or disease by providing appropriate compensation and medical benefits and help in returning to work.

Wondering, if you have to pay for treatment, as an injured federal employee?

Our practice will never charge you for treatment! We ensure that your claim is approved, so that your treatment, lost wages, and all benefits included are within grasp.

Contact us today to learn how we can assist you and help you return to work, enjoy daily activities with full mobility, and without pain!

We look forward to hearing from you!

The material contained on this site is for informational purposes only and DOES NOT CONSTITUTE THE PROVIDING OF MEDICAL ADVICE, and is not intended to be a substitute for independent professional medical judgment, advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your health.

We Provide Physical Therapy And OWCP Claims Management For Injured Federal Employees in the Miami Area

We combine the most meticulous and efficacious OWCP Claims Management in Miami with the most compassionate, world-class Miami physical therapy services to help you with your work-related injuries.

Our services include medical examinations, physical therapy and all pertinent modalities. We also offer specialist referrals and assistance with any claim related paperwork whether it is for a personal injury, work-related injury or a motor vehicle injury. We will work closely with your attorney, case manager, adjuster and any other medical provider involved in your recovery.


Orthopedic physical therapists diagnose, manage, and treat disorders and injuries of the musculoskeletal system including rehabilitation after orthopedic surgery. This speciality of physical therapy is most often found in the out-patient clinical setting.

Sports Physical Rehabilitation

Physical therapists can be involved in the care and wellbeing of athletes including recreational, semi-professional (paid) and professional (full-time employment) participants.

Fascial Stretch Therapy

Stretching offers many health benefits, including increases in: flexibility, release of endorphins, improved blood flow, and energy levels. Stretching also helps to reduce post-workout soreness, recovery time, and decreases risk of injury.

Personal Injury

Personal injury is a legal term that refers to the injury (physical or psychological) of an individual that has been caused by the negligence of another. Miami is known to have one of the highest car accident rates in the United States.

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