How to Tell if Federal Workers’ Compensation Covers Your Peripheral Neuropathy
As with any other workers’ compensation case, you must be able to show causation between your peripheral neuropathy and the conditions of your work to get coverage. Injuries can include exposure to harmful or toxic substances, nerve trauma, and continuous pressure on the nerves from repetitive tasks. If the Office of Workers’ Compensation Program accepts your claim, you could be entitled to:
- Payment of medical coverage
- Rehabilitation services
- Compensation for loss of function
- Permanent disability benefits
Generally, peripheral neuropathy injuries that are covered by federal workers’ compensation fall into two categories—bruising or tearing of the nerves from trauma suffered in the course of the duties of work or continual pressure on the nerves from stress and repetitive use.
Not all peripheral neuropathy is permanent. Some cases can be treated effectively if caught early enough, and symptoms can decrease and disappear in a matter of weeks or months.
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Can I Get Federal Workers’ Comp for a Desk Job Injury? Some Key Facts
Whenever people hear about workers’ compensation, it’s not uncommon to think of those who do manual labor or have careers that keep them active. Federal workers’ comp is no different. But the truth is that not all jobs require workers to walk miles at a time or lift heavy objects. So, the question is, do you have to be a construction worker or an FBI agent to be able to get workers’ comp benefits for an injury?
In other words, can you get federal workers’ compensation benefits for an injury you get while working your desk job?
The short answer: yes. Any injury that you sustain as part of your duties as a federal employee is eligible for benefits. You just have to be able to show causation, file the right paperwork, and follow the rules for receiving your benefits.
BY: Dr. Michael Newman
Chiropractic In Miami
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