OWCP Federal Workers Comp allows injured federal workers a chance to receive a sort of “final settlement” after they have reached maximum medical improvement of their DOL workers comp injury. This “final settlement” is called a Schedule Award and it requires a final impairment rating by a doctor who is trained in Schedule Award Impairment Ratings. The doctor must be able to use the AMA Guide to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment to perform a Schedule Award Impairment Rating.
Unfortunately, very few doctors know how to perform Schedule Award Impairment Ratings because they are too complicated and require such specialized training and knowledge. For this reason, it is advisable that federal injured workers being treated in OWCP workers comp programs ask their doctor if they are trained and knowledgeable about Schedule Award Impairment Ratings. If the doctor can’t answer “yes” to this, injured workers should find a doctor who is trained and knowledgeable. With that said, WOLMED doctors are trained and knowledgeable about Schedule Award Impairment Ratings as we have performed countless numbers of them over the years.
Have you reached Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI) in your OWCP federal workers comp claim? Is your OWCP doctor trained and knowledgeable about Schedule Award Impairment Ratings? If you want to be certain that your Schedule Award will give you the correct “final settlement” that is due to you by law, then call the OWCP DOL doctors at WOLMED, who are experts in Schedule Award Impairment Ratings. We want to be your OWCP doctor.