MCV Law no longer represents injured or sick workers in Federal Workers' Compensation cases.
The exception to this is Federal Workers' Compensation claims that include a third party action, such as a personal injury from a car accident, construction accident, slip and fall or dog bite. If your Federal Workers' Compensation claim includes a personal injury case, please contact us for a free case evaluation.
If you have a NY State Workers' Compensation claim, learn more about how our Workers' Comp lawyers can help you get your life back.
What is Federal Workers' Compensation?
Federal Workers' Compensation refers to the U.S. Department of Labor's Workers' Compensation program for federal employees. While our NY Workers' Compensation Lawyers can help you with your state Workers' Comp. claim if you don't work for the federal government, there are different laws and regulations that apply for a federal Workers' Compensation claim.
How Our Federal Workers' Compensation Attorneys in NY State Could Help
Federal employees who are injured on the job or develop an occupational disease can file a federal Workers' Compensation claim. If approved, federal Workers' Compensation could cover some or all of the following:
- Wage Replacement benefits
- Medical care related to your work related accident or illness
- Job rehabilitation
- And possibly more benefits
Talk With Experienced Federal Workers' Compensation Attorneys
The federal Workers' Compensation attorneys at MCV Law include experienced lawyers who have a record of results that injured workers have relied on for more than 30 years.
"Had an unfortunate work injury and didn't know what to do. So much paperwork, and half of it I could not make heads or tails of. Reached out to MCV for assistance, as they have helped a couple people I know. They got me right in, helped me through my numerous questions, and were very pleasant and knowledgeable."
- Dean, a satisfied client
Who Our Federal Workers' Compensation Attorneys in NY Could Help
While federal Workers' Compensation attorneys represent people who work for the federal government, certain defined groups have specific Workers' Compensation programs that have varied regulations and associated benefits. These specific federal Workers' Comp. programs include:
- Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program
- Federal Employees' Compensation Program
- Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Program
- Black Lung Benefits Program
In addition to these defined groups of federal employees, MCV Law's federal Workers' Compensation lawyers can help federal workers through the complex federal Workers' Comp. system, including from initial claim filing to a settlement being awarded and beyond.
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What is the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act?
The Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act is one of several federal labor laws that regulates the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Program.
Who is Protected Under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act?
The Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act provides a means for land based, maritime workers and their families to receive benefits due to work injuries and workplace fatalities.
What to Do If You May Have a Case Protected by the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act?
If you've been injured on the job, have developed an occupational disease or a family member has died on the job and you or your late family member is protected under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, there are important first steps to take that can impact the outcome of a claim.
The first step is to notify your employer immediately. Any work injury or occupational disease that requires medical treatment should be documented with Form LS-1.
An injured worker's health is always a top priority in a federal Workers' compensation case. Because of this, it's important to seek medical care as soon as possible after discovering a work injury or occupational disease.
It's also very important to provide written notice of a work injury or occupational disease to your employer within 30 days of knowing an injury or illness has developed. Written notice for a claim protected under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act should be provided with Form LS-201.
The next, very important step is to file a claim with Form LS-203.
It is critical that all federal Workers' Compensation forms are completed thoroughly and accurately. Leaving out details could seriously impact the outcome of a claim. Because of this, contact our federal Workers' Comp attorneys as soon as possible. The initial stages of a federal Workers' Compensation claim can dictate the outcome of a case, so it's important to know your rights.
Black Lung Benefits from Coal Mine Workers' Compensation
The federal Workers' Compensation system has established a specific program for coal mine workers who have developed Black Lung disease. Coal mine workers who are totally disabled by Black lung disease (also known as pneumoconiosis) can apply for Black Lung benefits through federal Workers' Compensation.
There are many specific requirements and detailed regulations that must be considered when applying for Black Lung benefits. Because of this, it's important to speak with the experienced federal Workers' Compensation attorneys at MCV Law to protect you or your loved ones rights.
Contact Federal Workers' Compensation Attorneys Near Syracuse NY, Watertown NY and Oswego NY
MCV Law's experienced federal Workers' Compensation attorneys provide legal representation for federal government employees who have suffered a work injury or occupational disease.
With Workers' Compensation law offices near Syracuse NY and Watertown NY, our federal Workers' Compensation attorneys represent clients from all over Central and Northern New York, such as Oswego, Rome, Ithaca, and more.
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