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A federal worker was seriously injured driving home from work late at night. The FECA claim was denied because she wasn't at work when injured. We obtained benefits for the worker by proving she was required to use her car during the workday, making her trip home covered under workers' compensation.

An injured seaman settled his claim for $10,000 plus lifetime medical care for his injuries. Several years later the employer refused to keep paying his medical bills. We sued the employer for fraud and, in spite of the earlier settlement, obtained an additional six-figure settlement.

A disabled FERS employee did not file her claim for disability retirement within the one-year time limit and it was denied. We proved to OPM that she was incompetent during a sufficient period of time to make her application timely, and she was granted the benefits.

A Department of Defense worker was fired for unacceptable job performance. We proved that she was given no warning of her shortcomings and no opportunity to improve, and that she was fired by an inexperienced, incompetent manager. She was reinstated with back pay and legal fees.

An IRS employee was fired for poor performance after she had filed several discrimination complaints, had been called derogatory names, and as a union steward had represented others against IRS management. We challenged the termination at MSPB and simultaneously filed a discrimination lawsuit in federal court, resulting in a six-figure settlement.

Two TSA screeners were fired for false reasons because each had been involved in a prior discrimination complaint. We pursued cases before EEOC and won reinstatement to their jobs, back pay, compensatory damages, and attorney fees.

A retired federal worker came in still suffering from an old knee injury. Since he had worked on ships, we asked him about asbestos exposure and lung problems, for which he had never thought to file a claim. He received a six-figure FECA benefit for the lung injury, in addition to extra benefits for the knee.

A Postal letter carrier suffered from post-traumatic headaches after an on-the-job injury. The Postal Service gave her limited-duty work inside the post office, but she had so much pain she cried at work every day. Even though the Postal Service claimed she had been reasonably and permanently accommodated, we proved to MSPB that she was disabled, and she received her disability retirement.

A disabled IRS employee’s disability retirement had been denied due to insufficient evidence, even though his doctors said he was disabled. We proved to OPM that despite the possibility that he could work, he was unable to do so in a useful and efficient manner; his FERS benefits were then approved retroactively to when he stopped working and into the future.

A Postal worker was wrongly accused of stealing money from a cash drawer and, after hours of interrogation by the Postal Inspection Service, confessed; he was then fired for stealing. We proved to the MSPB that the confession was coerced, resulting in his reinstatement with full back pay, benefits and attorney fees.

A female Navy Department employee was harassed at work by her male subordinates, but management told her she “had to live with it” and gave male employees awards for work she had done. We filed suit in federal court and obtained a six-figure settlement.

A female Postal employee was harassed by a coworker, resulting in lost work time and psychiatric care, but management did little to stop the harassment. We obtained a six-figure award at EEOC and, when the Postal Service refused to pay, we filed suit in federal court and settled the case for about the same amount.