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September 1991, Vol. 114, No. 9
Federal Employees' Compensation Act
Sound medical evidence: key to FECA claims
Herbert A. Doyle, Jr.
Former Director of the Office of Worker's Compensation Programs, U.S. Department of Labor. Currently, Federal Employee's Compensation Act consultant to the National Association of Letter Carriers
When the cause of injury is not obvious, claimants riling for Federal workers' compensation need their physicians' medical rationale supporting the medical opinion. This article examines the medical information the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (hereinafter referred to as the Office.), the Department of Labor agency responsible for administering FECA, requires to determine that an injury or illness is work-related and thus qualifies the claimant for Federal compensation benefits.
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