You have 3 Years to File a Federal Claim
For federal employees,
the time limit to file a claim is 3 years from the date of the injury. Other injured workers fall under state jurisdiction, and you are required
to report an injury within 30 days. Workers and employers are both protected
under state and federal laws, but federal employees come under the jurisdiction
of the Federal Employees Compensation Act, or FECA. Under this law, you
are required to file a
claim for injuries
or occupational diseases.
Get Legal Help for this Complex Process
The federal government has heavy requirements for evidence to support your
claim, and it is advised that you get legal help if you were
injured on the job and you are a federal worker. As with many government agencies, the process
is quite complex, and any error or omission can lead to a denied claim,
or a long delay in getting the benefits you deserve and have a right to claim.
Issues Evident Over Time vs. Traumatic Injuries
There are certain types of conditions that come about over time, and are
not immediately evident. As time passes the consequences of exposure to
certain substances or toxins can lead to serious medical conditions. Even
if you are not currently an employee of the federal government, but were
exposed during the period in which you worked in that capacity, you have
the right to file a claim.
The 3 years in these cases will
begin at the point that you discovered your condition or your last exposure to the dangerous substance or when your doctor pinpointed the cause of
the condition as being related to exposure during your term working for
the federal government. For a traumatic injury, the 3 years begins on
the date of the injury.
For professional assistance,
connect with The Law Offices of Darrin M. Gamradt, P.C. at once.