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10535
SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
04-22-2014
09:11 PM ET (US)
Google: "ecomp" and it will take you to a site where you can upload documents that are scanned into your computer. Click on green button that says: "Access Case & Upload Document." The max you can upload is 5-6 pages at a time, so if you have a longer document you will have to send it in two(or more) parts. Make sure you record the DCN number the system gives you after upload. This number allows you to access document or check upload status.
10534
rivkahPerson was signed in when posted
04-22-2014
12:53 PM ET (US)
How do we input info directly to owcp. I read the cqs training info but didn't see this. Thank you everyone on this & the nrp forums for all the info that is posted.
10533
SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
04-21-2014
04:11 PM ET (US)
Your SECOP report cannot be seen by anyone other than Cigna without your permission. That would be lawsuit material. I wouldn't worry. Just don't give them permission.
10532
RCSurferPerson was signed in when posted
04-19-2014
02:11 PM ET (US)
IF my memory is working correctly, I remember reading a post from someone on here who has the NRLCA Long Term Disability Insurance that is run by Cigna. Seems like they said that they had to get a lawyer in order to make Cigna pay up. I have a question: Did Cigna send you to a secop? They're trying to kick me off and am sending me to a second op quack. A really terrible doc from everything written up; he's in his 70s and I'm guessing he just does this now as he does WC secop's and insurance secop's. I DO NOT want this quack's opinion floating around out there for OWCP or SSDI to see - is this just my fear or is it a legit worry? I'll skip the appt and have them cancel the LTD ins as I have DR to fall back on if needed and SSDI.
10531
SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
04-16-2014
10:32 PM ET (US)
Kitara-
Please don't reply with all caps...translated as yelling. It is too late for an EEO but you could call OSC to investigate the crime against you but as I said, due to the passage of time you might have difficulty. You can try a personal lawsuit against the supervisor..I am not a lawyer...you will likely need one.
10530
SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
04-16-2014
10:29 PM ET (US)
wbm-
Yes it is possible to file for a consequential due to the effects of the meds. If the doctor stated this in his report, you could request the new conditions be added.
10529
neicePerson was signed in when posted
04-16-2014
09:20 AM ET (US)
wbm - Unless your owcp doctor thinks and will write medical rationale, that the meds you take for your lower back injury, made you dizzy, etc and caused you to fall. That would be the only way that shoulder injury could be considered a consequential injury to your owcp injury.
10528
wbmPerson was signed in when posted
04-16-2014
07:39 AM ET (US)
Hello neice and Snowed, thx for the info. I should have been clearer on the injury..I'm out for lower back injury and the new injury was to my shoulder( slip and fall on ice)which had nothing to do with the job, I just thought I was obligated to tell ce since the neurologist I was seeing kept insisting that one injury had to do with the other based on meds I was taking for my shoulder. Ended up dropping him, very unprofessional. thx again.
10527
Kitara5353Person was signed in when posted
04-16-2014
02:57 AM ET (US)
From: agodlywoman Time: 11:45 PM
kitara: if you're not aware of ecomp, we'll tell you how. if you
have the supervisor's statement, go down it line by line. then
state the truth as a fact. i did it like this: i'd put the
statement then say: this statement is not a true and accurate
statement. then i'd write what was. put that you were alone in
the facility. that you (if you were) trained in proper lifting
technique and always performed it properly. that you had never
been disciplined or corrected for improper lifting,etc. just
state your case. tell your story. question: did owcp tell you
they weren't allowing any medical treatment due to the
supervisor's statement? also, i wrote a short readers digest
version of my job duties for my doctor so he'd know exactly what
i did at work, the weight i lifted repetitively. weight of
equipment i moved. that kind of thing. that way he has the idea
of what you were doing and he can write a narrative for
you.......tell him you need it.
Hello agodlywoman,
Thank you for your reply. Luckily, I have found a wonderful OWCP doctor who specializes in OWCP cases. He is helping me. He's the only one I could find west of the Mississippi. I am aware of ecomp, but my case is closed I think because it was denied last year. I will try it out though. Answer to your question; the OWCP said they would not allow anymore medical treatments because of the controversion/challenge letter, I was also denied COP because of it as well. I will do as you suggested and document the truth against her lies.

From: Snowed Time: 03:29 AM
Kitara-
Start by documenting your file with a statement of your own.
Calmly and clearly rebut every accusation of your supervisor
with a statement of truth. At the end of the statement make a
statement such as "I testify that my statement is true and I
understand that making a false statement in a workers'
compensation claim is a crime."

Your statement must be taken as truth if there is no one to back
up the supervisors claims. Submit all your medical and
reconsideration timely. You can e-comp everything directly into
your file.

As for the false statements of the supervisor, you are too late
for EEO and likely too late to pursue OIG or OSC investigation
due to delay.
I JUST FOUND OUT THAT I COULD FILE A CLAIM AGAINST MY SUPERVISOR FOR FALSE STATEMENTS FROM AN OWCP ADVOCATE. OTHERWISE I DID NOT KNOW THAT I COULD EVEN DO THAT.HE TOLD ME THAT WITH HER MAKING ME WORK WHILE KNOWING I WAS INJURED IS A CASE IN ITSELF. THAT SHE PUT WORK BEFORE MY HEALTH. ALSO, BECAUSE I WAS NOT AWARE OF THE FACT THAT I AM/WAS ABLE TO FILE A CLAIM AGAINST HER FOR FALSE STATEMENTS,WOULD THAT MATTER? I HAVE BEEN RESEARCHING AND FOUND THAT I HAVE TWO YEARS FROM THE INCIDENT TO FILE, AT LEAST THAT IS MY UNDERSTANDING. I FOUND IT ON THE FEDERAL TORT CLAIMS ACT. i SURE HOPE I CAN FILE A PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM AGAINST HER BECAUSE OF HER FALSE STATEMENTS WHICH CAUSED ME TO HAVE WORSE INJURIES IN ADDITION TO ANOTHER ONE CAUSED BY THE FIRST INJURY. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HELP, I REALLY APPRECIATE IT ALL.

If your neck is due to shoulder injuries, your doctor must
medically document the connection between the two and you can
submit that evidence as well to your reconsideration.

If going back to work for that day after injury caused your
condition to worsen, you can file a new claim beginning that
day(another CA-1). Going back to work for that one day could
have also messed up your claim. I
10526
SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
04-16-2014
12:04 AM ET (US)
Also on your SF3107, Application for Immediate retirement, you had to list compensation. You cannot get paid both at the same time. If there is an overlap, it will get adjusted.
10525
SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
04-15-2014
09:52 PM ET (US)
Yes when you begin RECEIVING the money.
Edited 04-16-2014 12:01 AM
10524
zyxPerson was signed in when posted
04-15-2014
08:36 PM ET (US)
Yea, I realize that, but I'm pretty sure I am obligated by law, sure I read somewhere, to report as soon as I know I'll be eligible for other income. I even think on the CA7s it asks about certain situations with pensions. I am conflicted.
10523
SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
04-15-2014
07:53 PM ET (US)
zyx-
OPM is behind on processing retirements. You could be without income if you ask OWCP to stop making payments on 5/1/14.
10522
zyxPerson was signed in when posted
04-15-2014
07:34 PM ET (US)
Snowed-
Effective date of my retirement is 5/1/14, you really don't think I should notify OWCP? I am on periodic rolls, how will my last pay be affected from OWCP? Thanks
10521
SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
04-15-2014
01:17 PM ET (US)
zyx-
No don't rock the boat yet.
10520
SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
04-15-2014
01:16 PM ET (US)
wbm-
You are not obligated to report the new injury, but depending on your circumstances it might be beneficial for you to do so.
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