Those who work for the US government and its agencies and sustain work-related injuries are often protected by the Federal Employee Compensation Act (FECA). FECA is comparable to state workers' compensation laws, which cover employees for private businesses, but it's also very different in some aspects. And, like many things where the federal government is involved, there are various forms and steps you need to go though to receive compensation.
Every employee has questions after they have been injured while on the job. If you have to take time off or receive medical care because of your federal work-related accident, you may qualify for Federal Workers’ Compensation. If you unable to adequately perform the tasks that are required for your previous job, you may also qualify for Federal Disability Retirement benefits.
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