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September 1991

Sound medical evidence: key to FECA claims

Herbert A. Doyle, Jr.

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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