According to the website Governing.com, Florida has over 28,000 VA employees and over 33,000 postal employees, and Florida has the 5th most federal employees in the United States with more than 175,000 federal employees. 3.5% of Florida’s population lives in Tampa, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg. Based on this data, the Tampa Bay area should have about 6,300 federal employees.
TAMPA BAY AREA OWCP FEDERAL WORK INJURIES
With more than 6,000 federal employees (which does not include all of the smaller towns surrounding Tampa, Clearwater, and St. Pete), I would estimate that the Tampa / Clearwater / St. Pete area has approximately 1,500 – 2,000 federal employees who are injured at work and eligible for OWCP Federal Workers Comp benefits through the Department of Labor.
FEDERAL AGENCIES REPRESENTED IN THE TAMPA / CLEARWATER / ST. PETERSBURG AREA
- Army, Navy, Airforce Civilians
- Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA)
- Homeland Security
- US Customs and Border Protection
- Many Others
SERIOUS PROBLEM FACED BY INJURED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES: DENIED OWCP INJURY CLAIMS
Each year, just 3% of all federal employees nationwide are able to get an OWCP work injury claim accepted. Everyone else who is injured working for a federal agency either has their claim denied, doesn’t know how to report an OWCP injury claim, can’t find a doctor who is willing to help with OWCP injuries, or can’t find doctors who know how to get OWCP injury claims accepted.
Federal Employees should be better taken care of when they’re hurt at work. 3% OWCP claims acceptance rates are terrible and shameful. Supervisors need to be better trained and should be more helpful to employees who need to file OWCP injury claims. Claims Examiners should be more responsive and timely in their OWCP acceptance / denial decisions. Federal Employees need to be better educated on their rights and responsibilities when they are injured at work with an OWCP injury claim. These improvements will help injured federal employees get their OWCP claims accepted so they can use the work injury benefits they have earned as federal employees.
FEDERAL INJURY CENTERS CAN HELP IN FLORIDA
Federal employees in Florida can get help by visiting the OWCP workers comp injury doctors in our Clearwater / Dunedin / Palm Harbor / Oldsmar Florida office. Our OWCP injury doctors are located in an office that almost literally sits on the intersection of all of those areas. Our doctors know how to get OWCP injury claims accepted in Florida.
We expect injured federal employees in the Tampa Bay area to have a 100% claims acceptance rate. That is our specialty. We get OWCP injury claims accepted in the Tampa / Clearwater / St. Pete Florida area. Federal Injury Centers believes that we have a special responsibility to respond to the terrible 3% annual OWCP injury claims acceptance rate by getting all of the OWCP claims approved that we are involved with. We will always work hard to do everything possible to get your injury claims accepted by DOL / OWCP.
Call Federal Injury Centers today if you need help with an OWCP injury claim in the Tampa Bay area.