Do I have a federal workers’ compensation claim if there is no clear diagnosis for my injury?
A recent ECAB decision, M.M. and Department of Veterans Affairs, 115 LRP 26940 (ECAB 06/02/15), found that a federal worker’s claim was properly denied because there was no a clear medical opinion on the nature of the injury. Doctors in the case presented a host of possible injuries resulting from the worker hitting her head, but there was no single clear diagnosis.
Many injuries present a multitude of potential diagnoses. It is important to seek medical attention early for any injury and to follow up with medical professionals to ensure that potential conditions are diagnosed properly.
As with all federal workers compensation claims, calling an attorney early in the process is vital. Call attorney Alan J. Shapiro to find out more about your right to federal workers’ compensation.