The Right Medical Professional Is Critical to Getting the Treatment You Need after a DOL Injury
As a postal worker, whether you’re a letter carrier or a mail clerk, you are at greater risk of injury on the job than most other workers. In fact, statistics show that postal employees are twice as likely to be hurt on the job than the average worker. When you are injured while performing your duties, you have a right to file a federal workers’ compensation claim through the OWCP (Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs), securing benefits for lost wages, vocational rehab (if necessary) and all reasonable and necessary medical expenses.
While you may be required to submit to an examination by a doctor chosen by your employer, you will ultimately have the right to select your treating physician. The type of care you receive, as well as your eligibility for treatment, may depend on the documentation provided by your doctor, so it’s critical that you work with someone who understands the federal workers’ compensation system and its requirements. Advantage Healthcare Systems can help.
The Common Injuries Sustained by Postal Employees
The job responsibilities of letter carriers and postal clerks put them at risk for a wide range of injuries, including:
- Attacks, mauling or bites by unrestrained dogs while delivering mail or packages
- Slips, trips and falls in inclement weather, on broken or cracked pavement, sidewalks, steps or stairs
- Back, hip, leg and ankle injuries from lifting packages or heavy bags of mail
- Neck, arm or shoulder injuries from carrying heavy bags or slings of mail
- Hip and knee injuries from walking mail routes carrying heavy bags of mail
- Injuries suffered in motor vehicle accidents while delivering or picking up mail
- Repetitive stress injuries from sitting, standing, bending over or sorting large quantities of mail
At Core Medical Center, we treat postal employees who have suffered any type of work-related injury, including:
- Cuts, bruises or puncture wounds sustained in dog attacks
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI) or concussion from falls or motor vehicle accidents
- Disc or spinal cord injury from collisions or trips and falls
- Broken bones or fractures
- Connective tissue injury, including tendonitis, torn ligaments or muscle damage
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