Osteoarthritis (OA) is a debilitating condition characterized by the gradual degradation of joint cartilage, leading to pain, stiffness, and decreased mobility. For federal employees, particularly those involved in physically demanding jobs, OA can often result from the wear and tear associated with their work duties. When this condition is directly linked to job-related activities, it can be a covered CA-2 claim under the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) and the Department of Labor (DOL).

When is Osteoarthritis Covered by OWCP and DOL?

To have osteoarthritis recognized as a work-related condition under a CA-2 claim, specific criteria must be met:

  1. Job-Related Activity: The claimant must demonstrate that their job involves repetitive stress or trauma to the affected joints. This can include activities such as lifting, carrying, or operating machinery.
  2. Medical Evidence: Comprehensive medical documentation from a qualified healthcare provider must establish a clear connection between the job duties and the onset or aggravation of osteoarthritis.
  3. Timely Filing: It’s crucial to file the claim promptly and include all relevant documentation to support the case.

Why Choose Federal Injury Centers of Kansas City?

At Federal Injury Centers of Kansas City, located inside Restore Muscle and Joint, we specialize in helping federal employees navigate the complexities of OWCP claims. Our clinic is a unique blend of orthopedic and physical therapy services, designed to provide comprehensive care for work-related injuries.

Expertise of Dr. Chris Main

Dr. Chris Main, one of the top orthopedic surgeons in the country, leads our team. His expertise in diagnosing and treating osteoarthritis ensures that federal employees receive the best possible care and the necessary documentation to support their CA-2 claims. Dr. Main’s involvement significantly increases the likelihood of claim acceptance, thanks to his meticulous approach and thorough understanding of OWCP requirements.

High Success Rate in OWCP Claims

Nationally, the acceptance rate for DOL and OWCP claims is approximately 14%. However, at Restore Muscle and Joint in Kansas City, our acceptance rate is an impressive 99%. This success is attributed to our detailed documentation process, personalized patient care, and the expertise of our medical professionals.

Serving the Kansas City Metro and Beyond

Our clinic proudly serves federal employees across Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Arkansas, Illinois, and Nebraska. We have experience assisting employees from every federal agency, ensuring they receive the care and support needed for their injury claims. As one of the only Federal Injury Centers in the Midwest, we are dedicated to providing specialized services that meet the unique needs of federal workers.

Comprehensive Care at Restore Muscle and Joint

Located in the heart of the Kansas City metro area, Restore Muscle and Joint offers a full range of orthopedic and physical therapy services. Our facility is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and staffed by experienced professionals committed to helping patients recover and return to their daily activities.


If you are a federal employee suffering from osteoarthritis due to job-related activities, Federal Injury Centers of Kansas City is here to help. Our team, led by Dr. Chris Main, provides top-notch medical care and thorough documentation to support your CA-2 claim. With our high success rate and dedication to patient care, you can trust us to navigate the OWCP claim process effectively.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment and take the first step towards a successful osteoarthritis claim.