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ECAB continues to issue inscrutable decisions in FECA claims

ECAB continues to issue inscrutable decisions in FECA claims that mask due process constitutional problems. It is frustrating, to say...
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OWCP clarifies schedule award procedures

OWCP clarifies schedule award procedures, including how pre-existing or nonindustrial medical conditions affect these important permanent disability awards. There have been...
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A string of positive ECAB decisions may signal a trend toward more fair appeals rulings in FECA cases.

Over the past few months we have received about a half dozen positive decisions from the Employees' Compensation Appeals Board in Washington...
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How the Social Security Administration paid $30,000 for a $75 space heater for one of its employees

This is a story of how bureaucratic intransigence and, one could say, stupidity resulted in prolonged hardship for a federal...
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FECA practitioners merge into one unified bar group

At the annual convention of WILG (Workers' Injury Lw and Advocacy Group) in Arizona last month, the country's two groups...
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Another small step in the right direction at ECAB

We recently received a decision issued by the Employees' Compensation Appeals Board (ECAB) that might signal its willingness to look more carefully...
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Here are some of the subtle ways the U. S. Department of Labor (USDOL) puts roadblocks in front of injured workers

Here are some of the subtle ways the U. S. Department of Labor (USDOL) puts roadblocks in front of injured...
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Here’s just one more horrible decision

Here's just one more horrible decision (they keep coming) issued by the U. S. Department of Labor (USDOL) in its...
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Here’s still another “headscratcher” decision issued by the U. S. Department of Labor (USDOL) in its Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) program

A client just came into our office with this one. Back in December the Employees' Compensation Appeals Board (ECAB) issued...
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Yet another “headscratcher” decision is issued by the U. S. Department of Labor (USDOL) in its Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) program.

Yet another "headscratcher" decision is issued by the U. S. Department of Labor (USDOL) in its Federal Employees' Compensation Act...
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The “exception that proves the rule” – How one OWCP claims examiner got it right in a FECA claim.

Sometimes we have so many problems dealing with  USDOL's Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) in Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA)...
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Without telling anyone, USDOL institutes an unjustified rule that disadvantages injured workers covered by the FECA program

We have discovered a highly questionable policy change by USDOL's Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) regarding the way it calculates certain...
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ECAB continues to issue outrageous decisions rejecting medical reports as “not rationalized” in FECA claims.

In FECA (federal workers' compensation) claims, the highest legal authority for claims decisions is the Employees' Compensation Appeals Board (ECAB)....
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Common misconceptions about federal disability retirement under FERS

Common misconceptions about federal disability retirement under FERS There are many reasons why injured federal employees do not believe they...
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Practitioners Explain Strong Objections to Using AMA Guides 6th Edition in FECA claims

Practitioners Explain Strong Objections to Using Guides 6th Edition By Elizabeth A. Morrow, Esq., cyber FEDS® Special Projects Editor ASK...
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FECA Legislative Update

FECA UPDATE This is a summary of recent legislative and practice developments regarding the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) for...
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House committee holds hearing on federal workers’ compensation reform

Changes have been proposed to the Federal Employees' Compensation Act and it is essential that injured federal workers and federal...
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Dan Goodkin Speaks at OWCP Litigation Group Conference

In May 2013, a group of federal disability attorneys belonging to the OWCP Litigation Group met in Washington, D.C. for...
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Dan Goodkin Presents at LRP Federal Workplace Conference in Washington, D.C..

On April 2, 2013, federal disability attorney Dan Goodkin was part of a panel including Employees'  Compensation Appeals Board (ECAB)...
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What to do after you get injured in the federal workplace – FECA Attorney Advice

With hundreds of federal agencies and thousands of different jobs ranging from clerical to law enforcement, injured federal workers come...
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