Is The USPS a Dangerous Job? Common Hazards You Must Know About
The USPS is one of the largest employers in the federal government. A lot of people go into this job thinking that the government will take care of them, offer them job security as well as ensure they are well compensated when they get injured. It is no secret that the work of a letter carrier is stressful – you are required to make deliveries all day, sometimes in the sweltering sun, lugging packages and letters to and from your van. It is a physically demanding job, which means that anyone taking on a job with the USPS must have the physical constitution to put their best foot forward as far as stamina is concerned. That being said, injuries are not to be expected, or normalized, nor are they to be brushed under the rug because they are “part of the job”. OWCP and FERS were created to handle your grievances as an injured federal worker so you can get the compensation you deserve as you recover from your postal worker injuries.
Are you looking for an experienced federal workers’ compensation attorney? If so, please give us a call today at 1-855-233-3002 for more information on your legal options for compensation. We have helped hundreds of people just like you over the decades get compensated for their injuries to enable them to have a stress-free recovery period as well as options for when they are out of a job and are looking for a similar job in a similar position outside of federal government employment.
Here are some of the most common postal worker injuries we see as a law firm:
- Repetitive stress injuries on one’s arm, shoulder or knees from carrying large bags on a particular shoulder as well as walking one’s route every day.
- Animal attacks such as dog bites while delivering mail in places such as Houston, Texas and California.
- Knee or back injuries due to lifting boxes from the van and placing them on an individual’s doorstep numerous times a day or week.
- Getting hit by another motorist or even as a pedestrian while delivering mail
- Carpal tunnel syndrome due to sifting through mail for over 8 hours a day
Filing Forms as an Injured Postal Worker
As an injured postal worker, you must file a claim immediately to preserve your right to compensation. This is because some of these claim documents must be filled in and sent to the relevant federal workers’ compensation departments in as little as 10 days, according to the law. In addition, you must be placed on COP, or Continuation of Pay immediately after sustaining your injury so you can keep receiving your pay for up to 45 days after your injury.
Postal Worker Legal Help – Call Us for Free!
If this is your first time getting injured, don’t take chances; call us TODAY at 1-855-233-3002 for more information on what we can do for you to help you have your claim accepted. In addition, we can help have the OWCP decision reversed by looking for different angles with which we can present your case to OWCP. Please call 1-855-233-3002 for your FREE, no-commitment consultation with one of our highly experienced and resourceful attorneys. Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you.