The Transportation Security Administration – TSA – experienced 2,898 TSA workers comp injuries in 2011, out of its 64,461 federal employees. The TSA has a very important job, especially in air travel and especially after 9/11. Americans depend on the TSA in order to feel secure during flights for work and for play. TSA officers, for those who don’t know, are the people who work at the metal detector and X-Ray security lines entering airport terminals. They stand for very long periods of time, which can be very tiring for the knees and back. They also have to lift bags and suit cases that weigh as much as 50 pounds or more. I just took a trip by air plane and I wondered how much grief they must have to take from passengers who don’t want to remove their shoes or stand in long lines or go thru the XRay. But I feel for TSA employees. They’re just doing their job. They don’t make the rules, but it is their job to make sure that everyone else follows them.
Nearly 5% of all TSA employees experienced a federal OWCP work injury in 2011. We have the DFW International Airport as well as Love Field Airport. That means that a lot of these TSA employees live right here in the Dallas, Denton, fort worth area. As pain doctors in Dallas and Denton we specialize in federal workers comp injuries by Transportation Security Administration employees. We understand the hard job and the heavy lifting and long hours of standing that these folks have to deal with on a daily basis. TSA Worker Comp injuries require specialized pain management and rehab services that can re-create the work environment and help these injured federal workers get back to work using simulated work tasks that are similar to that of the jobs performed by TSA injured workers.
So, if you work for the TSA or if you know someone who does, please tell them about WOLMED for their federal OWCP DOL workers comp injury. We appreciate the work done by the TSA and we want to help them get better after they are hurt on the job.