For federal workers facing injuries on the job, knowing the critical timelines for Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) claims is key. Missing these deadlines can result in losing important benefits and compensation, making an already challenging recovery process even harder. At Federal Injury Centers of Kansas City, we’re dedicated to guiding federal employees through the OWCP claim steps, ensuring access to deserved care and benefits. This guide highlights important deadlines to help you stay on track.

Act Fast: Report Your Injury

Traumatic Injury Reporting (CA-1): Report any traumatic injury to your supervisor immediately. You must file the CA-1 form promptly, ideally within 30 days of the injury, to avoid any compensation gaps.

Occupational Disease Reporting (CA-2): For illnesses related to work, you have more time but acting fast is crucial. Submit the CA-2 form within 30 days after realizing your condition is job-related. Early reporting improves your claim’s chances of success.

Important Filing Deadlines

Submitting Medical Evidence: After filing your claim, you have 10 days to provide initial medical proof linking your condition to your job. Although you can submit more evidence later, prompt initial documentation is essential.

Continuation of Pay (COP) Request: For traumatic injuries, you’re eligible for up to 45 days of COP. Request this within 30 days of your injury to ensure you receive this benefit.

New or Worsened Conditions: If your condition worsens or a new one develops due to your job, file within one year to link it to your employment.

Appeals and Condition Recurrences

Appealing Denied Claims: If your claim is denied, you have one year to seek reconsideration. Gathering solid evidence is critical for overturning the decision.

Disability Recurrence: In case of disability recurrence, file promptly to receive benefits. The specific timeline varies, so consulting with OWCP claims experts is recommended.

How Federal Injury Centers of Kansas City Can Assist

We specialize in top-notch injury care and free OWCP claims assistance for federal employees. Our expertise in OWCP claims, from initial reporting to appeals, ensures you don’t miss out on your rightful pay and benefits.

Navigating OWCP claims might seem daunting, but you’re not alone. With our personalized support and professional guidance, we aim to make your recovery and compensation journey seamless and stress-free. For expert assistance with your OWCP claim, reach out to us. Let’s secure the benefits you deserve without the stress of missed deadlines.