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Injury Care for Federal Employees

Experts in OWCP Claims
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If you are a federal worker that has been injured, you’ve come to the right place.

Our doctors and staff are experienced in properly handling OWCP claims.
D.O.L. Injury Centers works for YOU – NOT the government!

Are you an injured
USPS employee?
Are you an injured
TSA agent?

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Let our case managers walk you through the OWCP claims process.

2240 SW 70 Avenue Suite: D, Davie, FL 33317
855-365-6927

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If you are a federal worker that has been injured, you’ve come to the right place.

Our doctors and staff are experienced in properly handling OWCP claims.
D.O.L. Injury Centers works for YOU – NOT the government!

Are you an injured
USPS employee?
Are you an injured
TSA agent?

Get Claims Assistance!

Let our case managers walk you through the OWCP claims process.

2240 SW 70 Avenue Suite: D, Davie, FL 33317
855-365-6927

Get Claims Assistance

5,000 sq. foot Davie facility

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2240 SW 70 Avenue Suite: D, Davie, FL 33317

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Conveniently
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2240 SW 70 Avenue Suite: D, Davie, FL 33317

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5,000 sq. foot Davie facility

Call us 855-365-6927

Conveniently Located in Davie

2240 SW 70 Avenue Suite: D, Davie, FL 33317

Need transportation? CALL US

855-365-6927

All the Locations in Florida

Tallahassee

DOL Injury Centers Tallahassee
2743 Capital Circle #106
Tallahassee, Florida 32308

(855) 365-6927

Palm Springs

DOL Injury Centers Palm Springs
3003 S Congess Ave # 2f.
Lake worth Fl 33461

(855) 365-6927

Jacksonville

DOL Injury Centers Jacksonville
6216 Sauterne Dr.
Jacksonville, Fl 32210

(855) 365-6927

Orlando/Altamonte Springs

DOL Injury Centers Orlando
482 E Altamonte Dr. Suite 1006
Altamonte Springs, Fl 32701

(855) 365-6927

Orlando/Sanford

DOL Injury Centers Orlando
241 Bellagio Circle
Sanford, Florida 32771

(855) 365-6927

Tampa/Palm Harbor

DOL Injury Centers Palm Harbor
33143 US Hwy 19 N
Palm Harbor, FL 34684

(855) 365-6927

Fort Myers/Cape coral

DOL Injury Centers Fort Myers
11621 S. Cleveland Ave #50
Cape Coral, Florida 33907

(855) 365-6927

Fort Myers/Cape coral

DOL Injury Centers Fort Myers
706 SW Pine Island Rd. Suite 105
Cape Coral, Florida 33991

(855) 365-6927

Daytona/Ormond Beach

DOL Injury Centers Ormond Beach
305 Clyde Morris Blvd. Suite 220
Ormond Beach, Florida 32174

(855) 365-6927

Fort Lauderdale/Davie

DOL Injury Centers Fort Lauderdale
2240 SW 70 Avenue Suite
D, Davie, FL 33317

(855) 365-6927

Tallahassee

DOL Injury Centers Tallahassee
2743 Capital Circle #106
Tallahassee, Florida 32308

(855) 365-6927

Palm Springs

DOL Injury Centers Palm Springs
3003 S Congess Ave # 2f.
Lake worth Fl 33461

(855) 365-6927

Jacksonville

DOL Injury Centers Jacksonville
6216 Sauterne Dr.
Jacksonville, Fl 32210

(855) 365-6927

Orlando/Altamonte Springs

DOL Injury Centers Orlando
482 E Altamonte Dr. Suite 1006
Altamonte Springs, Fl 32701

(855) 365-6927

Orlando/Sanford

DOL Injury Centers Orlando
241 Bellagio Circle
Sanford, Florida 32771

(855) 365-6927

Tampa/Palm Harbor

DOL Injury Centers Palm Harbor
33143 US Hwy 19 N
Palm Harbor, FL 34684

(855) 365-6927

Fort Myers/Cape coral

DOL Injury Centers Fort Myers
11621 S. Cleveland Ave #50
Cape Coral, Florida 33907

(855) 365-6927

Fort Myers/Cape coral

DOL Injury Centers Fort Myers
706 SW Pine Island Rd. Suite 105
Cape Coral, Florida 33991

(855) 365-6927

Daytona/Ormond Beach

DOL Injury Centers Ormond Beach
305 Clyde Morris Blvd. Suite 220
Ormond Beach, Florida 32174

(855) 365-6927

Fort Lauderdale/Davie

DOL Injury Centers Fort Lauderdale
2240 SW 70 Avenue Suite
D, Davie, FL 33317

(855) 365-6927

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Update on OWCP Claims
From Our Clinic Director
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  • Friday – Sunday: Closed

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Dealing with a federal workers’ compensation injury can be a frustrating process.
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Our workers’ compensation doctors in South Florida will help you navigate your federal workers’ compensation experience with excellent injury care, expert case management and continued advocacy throughout the process.

Our experienced doctors provide the best care for those currently dealing with a DOL-OWCP injury claim. While there are several excellent workers’ compensation doctors in the South Florida area, so few have the experience and knowledge to properly treat and document DOL injuries. Our doctors provide comprehensive injury care, proper medical narratives and claims assistance!

Why Choose Our South Florida Workers’ Compensation Doctors?

Patient Commitment

We are not intimidated by the federal workers compensation claims process, nor are we intimidated by your employing agency. We make sure you receive all the medical care, treatment, and physical therapy you need before sending you back to work. We do not cave to the pressures of your employer.

Excellent Care, Treatment and Therapy

Our skilled physicians and medical personnel are extremely knowledgeable when it comes to federal workers compensation and occupational medicine. They offer comprehensive care and treatment to every single one of our patients.

Outstanding Customer Service

Our team is dedicated to providing the very best in patient care and customer service to everyone who comes to our clinic. We work hard to make sure our patients never feel dismissed, neglected, unheard, or unassisted.

Expert OWCP Case Managers

If you file your OWCP incorrectly you could lose the benefits that are rightfully yours. Let our case managers walk you through the process so that you can be confident in your claim and receive your federal workers compensation as soon as possible. We handle claims promptly and efficiently.

Remember, if you file your OWCP incorrectly you could lose the benefits that are rightfully yours.

Why Choose Our South Florida Workers’ Compensation Doctors?

Patient Commitment

We are not intimidated by the federal workers compensation claims process, nor are we intimidated by your employing agency. We make sure you receive all the medical care, treatment, and physical therapy you need before sending you back to work. We do not cave to the pressures of your employer.

Excellent Care, Treatment and Therapy

Our skilled physicians and medical personnel are extremely knowledgeable when it comes to federal workers compensation and occupational medicine. They offer comprehensive care and treatment to every single one of our patients.

Outstanding Customer Service

Our team is dedicated to providing the very best in patient care and customer service to everyone who comes to our clinic. We work hard to make sure our patients never feel dismissed, neglected, unheard, or unassisted.

Expert OWCP Case Managers

If you file your OWCP incorrectly you could lose the benefits that are rightfully yours. Let our case managers walk you through the process so that you can be confident in your claim and receive your federal workers compensation as soon as possible. We handle claims promptly and efficiently.

Remember, if you file your OWCP incorrectly you could lose the benefits that are rightfully yours.

Hero Services

Our Doctors Specialize in:

  • Internal Medicine

  • Physical Therapy

  • Chiropractic Care

  • Interventional Pain Management

  • Spine & Joint Injections

  • Trigger Point Injections

Services include:

  • Expert Claims Assistance

  • Filling Out Paperwork

  • Medical Exams Detailing Causation of Injury

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Hero Services

Our Doctors Specialize in:

  • Internal Medicine

  • Physical Therapy

  • Chiropractic Care

  • Interventional Pain Management

  • Spine & Joint Injections

  • Trigger Point Injections

Services include:

  • Expert Claims Assistance

  • Filling Out Paperwork

  • Medical Exams Detailing Causation of Injury

Schedule A Consultation
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Reviews

“I received quality service from the staff of Dol Injury Centers. I am a Letter Carrier of 36yrs and I have regained my strength and stamina through their professional care. They are thorough in helping with forms, applying treatments and therapy. They were referred to me by my Union Officer and it’s been a very positive experience during troubled times like these.”

Lester Barnes

“I would recommend DOL Injury Center in Davie to my co-workers, friends and family. They know their stuff and everyone was always courteous and professional. The plan of care was on point and l was feeling better in months. Thank you again DOL Injury staff.”

Rolando S. Martinez

“I would like to thank all of the wonderful employees at the office. As a retired postal worker, it is nice to know that there are caring professionals our there. I have dealt with bad knees for many years and the treatments I received at the center have really helped. They were able to get my claim approved so I would receive my benefits. These guys are great. Thank you. BKH”

Beverly Klein

“The best facility for Rehab and the best Doctors They explain me so well my injury and how they can help me to get back little by little recovery. Thank you DOL injury Center. The staff very professional to assist with any work claim and will get the resolution. Thank you.”

Aitanga Irish

“Had my first visit yesterday. They are great! Very impressed with the therapist and happy they are taking care of the owcp claim and did not make me wait for treatment. 😀👍”

Daniel Miranda

“I have been on the hunt for a doctor to care for my work related injury for 7 months and at my lowest point since my move to Florida, when my emails fell into the hands of Dr Robert Kustin!!! He called me and we went over all my issues with finding a doctor and my injury!!!!”

Nancy Calabrese

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

“Under FECA regulations whether you file through ECOMP, email, fax or regular mail, your employer has 5 working days to submit your CA-7 to OWCP.”

“One difference between state and federal workers’ compensation claims is that the federal government and its several agencies have immunity from public employer liability. That means federal employees are specifically required to pursue all injury claims through the federal workers’ compensation system.”

“You need to complete either form CA-1, “Federal Employee’s Notice of Traumatic Injury and Claim for Continuation of Pay/Compensation” or form CA-2 “Notice of Occupational Disease and Claim for Compensation”. A traumatic injury is one that can be pinpointed to have occurred during one particular work shift – falling down the steps for example. An occupational disease is a medical condition that has developed due to work activities performed over more than one work shift. 20 C.F.R. §§ 10.100-10.101

If your employing agency has enrolled for electronic submission of forms via the Employees’ Compensation Operations and Management Portal (ECOMP), you may visit the ECOMP site to register for an account and initiate a claim.

If you are submitting a CA-2, you should also review the appropriate CA-35 “Evidence Required in Support of a Claim for Occupational Disease” form/checklist. There are several of these detailing the different sorts of documentation to be submitted depending on the type of occupational disease. They are all included in one document at the aforementioned site.

If you are still employed by the Federal agency where you worked when the injury occurred, submit the claim through your employing agency. Be sure to keep a copy of everything for your records. Your agency will complete their portion of the CA-1 or CA-2 and submit the entire packet to the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) district office. OWCP will advise you of the claim number which has been established. The district office will review the information submitted and will determine if there is sufficient information to adjudicate the claim. If there is insufficient information to adjudicate the claim, they will send you a letter advising of the additional information needed.

If you are no longer employed by the Federal government, you should submit the completed form to the Federal agency where you last worked when the injury or disease was sustained. If the agency no longer exists or you experience difficulties in submitting the form, you should contact your servicing OWCP district office for assistance. District office jurisdiction is determined by where you live.”

“The Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) provides that a claim for compensation must be filed within 3 years of the date of injury. For a traumatic injury, the statutory time limitation begins to run from the date of injury. For a latent condition, it begins to run when an injured employee with a compensable disability becomes aware, or reasonably should have been aware, of a possible relationship between the medical condition and the employment. Where the exposure to the identified factors of employment continues after this knowledge, the time for filing begins to run on the date of the employee’s last exposure to those factors. If a claim is not filed within 3 years, compensation may still be paid if written notice of injury was given within 30 days or if the employer had actual knowledge of the injury within 30 days after it occurred. There is nothing to prohibit you from filing the claim. Timeliness is determined by the OWCP district office as part of the adjudication process. 5 U.S.C. § 8122; 20 C.F.R. §§ 10.100-10.101.”

“If you have a loss of wages (following any Continuation of Pay (COP) received for a traumatic injury, if applicable) and are in Leave Without Pay (LWOP) status as a result of the accepted condition(s) on your claim, you need to file a CA-7 “Claim for Compensation” with your agency. If the period claimed on the CA-7 is intermittent, you need also to complete a CA-7a “Time Analysis Form”. If your employing agency has enrolled for electronic submission of forms via ECOMP, you may file the forms on the ECOMP site. You need to provide medical documentation supporting any periods of disability claimed. Your agency will complete their portion of the CA-7 and submit it and the medical documentation to OWCP. OWCP will determine if there is sufficient information on file to pay compensation for the periods claimed or if further information/development is needed. 20 C.F.R. §§ 10.102, 10.400-10.403.”

“If you used leave to cover period of disability resulting from the accepted injury, you can apply to your agency to buy back your leave. Each agency establishes its own rules for whether they allow leave buy back (LBB), timelines for submission, etc. If your agency does allow leave buy back, to request a LBB, you need to complete a complete a CA-7 and check box B in section 2. You also must sign form CA-7b “Leave Buy Back (LBB) Worksheet/Certification and Election,” after it has been completed by your employing agency. If the period you claimed was intermittent (not a solid block of full days), you also need to complete a CA-7a “Time Analysis Form”. Submit these forms to your employing agency. They will complete their portion and forward them to OWCP for processing. There needs to be medical documentation in the OWCP file supporting your inability to work as a result of your accepted medical condition for any period where LBB is claimed.”

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FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

“Under FECA regulations whether you file through ECOMP, email, fax or regular mail, your employer has 5 working days to submit your CA-7 to OWCP.”

“One difference between state and federal workers’ compensation claims is that the federal government and its several agencies have immunity from public employer liability. That means federal employees are specifically required to pursue all injury claims through the federal workers’ compensation system.”

“You need to complete either form CA-1, “Federal Employee’s Notice of Traumatic Injury and Claim for Continuation of Pay/Compensation” or form CA-2 “Notice of Occupational Disease and Claim for Compensation”. A traumatic injury is one that can be pinpointed to have occurred during one particular work shift – falling down the steps for example. An occupational disease is a medical condition that has developed due to work activities performed over more than one work shift. 20 C.F.R. §§ 10.100-10.101

If your employing agency has enrolled for electronic submission of forms via the Employees’ Compensation Operations and Management Portal (ECOMP), you may visit the ECOMP site to register for an account and initiate a claim.

If you are submitting a CA-2, you should also review the appropriate CA-35 “Evidence Required in Support of a Claim for Occupational Disease” form/checklist. There are several of these detailing the different sorts of documentation to be submitted depending on the type of occupational disease. They are all included in one document at the aforementioned site.

If you are still employed by the Federal agency where you worked when the injury occurred, submit the claim through your employing agency. Be sure to keep a copy of everything for your records. Your agency will complete their portion of the CA-1 or CA-2 and submit the entire packet to the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) district office. OWCP will advise you of the claim number which has been established. The district office will review the information submitted and will determine if there is sufficient information to adjudicate the claim. If there is insufficient information to adjudicate the claim, they will send you a letter advising of the additional information needed.

If you are no longer employed by the Federal government, you should submit the completed form to the Federal agency where you last worked when the injury or disease was sustained. If the agency no longer exists or you experience difficulties in submitting the form, you should contact your servicing OWCP district office for assistance. District office jurisdiction is determined by where you live.”

“The Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) provides that a claim for compensation must be filed within 3 years of the date of injury. For a traumatic injury, the statutory time limitation begins to run from the date of injury. For a latent condition, it begins to run when an injured employee with a compensable disability becomes aware, or reasonably should have been aware, of a possible relationship between the medical condition and the employment. Where the exposure to the identified factors of employment continues after this knowledge, the time for filing begins to run on the date of the employee’s last exposure to those factors. If a claim is not filed within 3 years, compensation may still be paid if written notice of injury was given within 30 days or if the employer had actual knowledge of the injury within 30 days after it occurred. There is nothing to prohibit you from filing the claim. Timeliness is determined by the OWCP district office as part of the adjudication process. 5 U.S.C. § 8122; 20 C.F.R. §§ 10.100-10.101.”

“If you have a loss of wages (following any Continuation of Pay (COP) received for a traumatic injury, if applicable) and are in Leave Without Pay (LWOP) status as a result of the accepted condition(s) on your claim, you need to file a CA-7 “Claim for Compensation” with your agency. If the period claimed on the CA-7 is intermittent, you need also to complete a CA-7a “Time Analysis Form”. If your employing agency has enrolled for electronic submission of forms via ECOMP, you may file the forms on the ECOMP site. You need to provide medical documentation supporting any periods of disability claimed. Your agency will complete their portion of the CA-7 and submit it and the medical documentation to OWCP. OWCP will determine if there is sufficient information on file to pay compensation for the periods claimed or if further information/development is needed. 20 C.F.R. §§ 10.102, 10.400-10.403.”

“If you used leave to cover period of disability resulting from the accepted injury, you can apply to your agency to buy back your leave. Each agency establishes its own rules for whether they allow leave buy back (LBB), timelines for submission, etc. If your agency does allow leave buy back, to request a LBB, you need to complete a complete a CA-7 and check box B in section 2. You also must sign form CA-7b “Leave Buy Back (LBB) Worksheet/Certification and Election,” after it has been completed by your employing agency. If the period you claimed was intermittent (not a solid block of full days), you also need to complete a CA-7a “Time Analysis Form”. Submit these forms to your employing agency. They will complete their portion and forward them to OWCP for processing. There needs to be medical documentation in the OWCP file supporting your inability to work as a result of your accepted medical condition for any period where LBB is claimed.”

Info from www.dol.gov.co

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