Schedule Award for Knee Injury
A lot of people don’t think about it, but you need your knee to function on a day-to-day basis. It is not just a nondescript joint that doesn’t serve a purpose; it helps the rest of your leg move in a flexible manner, as well as dictates walking motion as well as speed. Your knee also helps you reach for an item that is not at ground level by assisting in the climbing process, as well as makes it possible for you to sit down comfortably for long periods of time. Injured federal workers with knee injuries are eligible for compensation under programs set forth by OWCP, helping you get the medical care as well as financial assistance you need to get you back on your feet within the shortest amount of time possible.
Do you have a knee injury as a federal worker and are thinking of applying for a schedule award? If so, please call my office NOW on 1-855-233-3002 to personally speak to me for free regarding your next legal steps to take. Don’t go it alone, and don’t rely on any fly-by-night law firm. We have extensive experience helping injured federal workers just like you, access to medical and other resources other law firms may not have, as well as an attentive legal team that will keep you updated every step of the way.
Here are some of the most common knee injuries experienced by injured federal workers:
- Torn cartilage – Your cartilage is a type of connective tissue which holds two joints together, preventing them from harmful friction that can wear them down. Cartilage also acts as a shock absorber, and is often torn when they encounter powerful and opposing forces that are common in falls and car accidents.
- Knee fracture – This kind of injury is often due to blunt force trauma exerted on one’s knee. This may cause bone to stick out in an unnatural fashion, and needs prompt medical intervention as well as the casting of said knee.
- Knee dislocation – This is the misalignment of bones, namely your femur and thigh bone. This may be caused by falls, industrial accidents within a federal setting, or as a secondary injury in scenarios where a letter carrier in the process of getting bit by a dog tries to make a run for it.
Applying for a Schedule Award for a Knee Injury
Applying for a schedule award for a knee injury as an injured federal worker begins with filling in form CA-2. This form will allow you to provide a useful account or narrative of what actually happened leading up to your knee injury. The form is officially known as the Notice of Occupational Disease and Claim for Compensation for Federal Workers’ Compensation, and you can download it by clicking on this link. The form includes spaces where you must fill in employee data, claim information, capped off with your signature. The second part of the form must be filled in by your supervisor.
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