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agodlywomanPerson was signed in when posted
11-27-2014
08:50 AM ET (US)
yes. and take a list of all the meds you've been prescribe for ALL of your injuries.
11022
neicePerson was signed in when posted
11-26-2014
02:34 PM ET (US)
onmywayout - Another thing, Don't forget to state in your appeal how much worse your condition/conditions have progressed since they were first accepted. That proves you still need your benefits. You can prove this by the meds you were on when your claim was first approved and the new and added meds you are required to take now due to your work injury. This doesn't seem important probably, but it is important because it proves your condition has progressed worse than when it was first accepted by owcp. Owcp has alot to prove to terminate a person's benefits.
11021
SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
11-26-2014
11:18 AM ET (US)
on my way out-
The doctor putting you back to work only 4 hours for the shoulder means NOTHING as far as compensation goes IF you have other injuries keeping you out of work too.
Edited 11-26-2014 11:18 AM
11020
SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
11-26-2014
11:15 AM ET (US)
on my way out-
Make sure your CE for the shoulder injury has all your medical restriction for work including any other injuries or diseases whether work related or not. The fact that your doctor put you back to work when you shouldn't have been triggered the SECOP referral. This could be good for you if the SECOP is honest.
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agodlywomanPerson was signed in when posted
11-26-2014
10:29 AM ET (US)
neice is right on the money.....
11018
agodlywomanPerson was signed in when posted
11-26-2014
10:28 AM ET (US)
www.ecomp.dol.gov/#
of course i meant no drama regarding the CE and the PO. but yes, tell him everything regarding ALL OF YOUR INJURIES AND YOUR MANY ACCEPTED CLAIMS. that goes without saying. no outside drama. you know what i meant. print the accepted facts on ALL your claims. make sure he knows of all, not just one. it's fine to be emotional. just don't fall apart. i cried in mine. but kept holding it together. no one should be expect to NOT be emotional when dealing with an entire body of accepted claims. are you seeing a psychologist for all of this? i am. i do not have him "accepted" as i do not want the PO getting my personal info. but he writes report about PTSD and anxiety. these have to be taken into consideration for your claims. snowed will weigh in on this. the PO was offering me a 2 hr 45 minute job. just under my restrictions. sitting and writing 2nd notices, and taking passport applications. of course it was 30 miles from my home. the most inconvenient thing they could think of. they wanted to get me back into a building so they could harass and eventually fire me. i have no doubt. i know the system after 31 years. my psychologist stopped that harassment with his report. no way should i ever be allowed back into a po building. or any job. chronic pain patient, high anxiety because of the pain, stress of working environment, etc. he protected me, as is his job to do. find a good one. do your homework on your insurance once everything is accepted and you get everything back.....AND YOU WILL.
11017
neicePerson was signed in when posted
11-26-2014
09:35 AM ET (US)
onmay way out - If you have additional written medical evidence and documents, mri's, medical reports, etc I have always done the appeal of "review of written record". This is a good one, because you send everything to Wash DC address and you know they will for sure see it because you cannot believe owcp even has everything pertinent in your file because they are sneaks. Plus if you don't win the 'Review of the written record' appeal you at least get all your factual evidence into the file & then you have 2 more appeals I think.

I would surely tell him you're on ssd because to get on ssd you have to be real badly off, so that's a point on your side.

I think Reg & Dist director are two different ones. You just type in ecomp on your computer and scan your documents into your owcp file. If you have an old computer, just go to the library & use their thumb drive, scan your letter onto the thumb drive, log onto the computer, bring up ecomp, put thumb drive into computer, open the file and submit. Don't forget to write down the DCN number which proves you sent it. Then also send it by 1st class mail.
11016
on my way outPerson was signed in when posted
11-26-2014
12:08 AM ET (US)
Niece: TTHHXX!. Yes, I'll respond to how all injuries together or apart affect my quality of life, whatever he asks. I am on social security disability, do I need to tell him? I will definitely NOT bring up about owcp and usps mgmt, as he may feel I'm trying to appeal to his emotional side, and from what I gather, they'll turn it against you. My appeal due by the 3rd, and haven't done hardly anything on it. I plan on tearing apart the denial letter, send copy of acceptance of claim letter, all CA-17's, old and new mri's, copies of all therapy, and surgeons operative report.doctor's narrative report. I had requested pay from 8-2-2014 through 9-12-2014. Doctor had me off on NO DUTY from 4-1-2013 thru 10-02-2014, he hadn't looked at doctor of therapy notes and realized shoulder "catching",and getting worse and weaker. 10-02-2014, put me back to 4 hours, and a few days later, had appt again, put right back off of work, had mri, and there was tearing that was never repaired. On beginning and ending mri. When I sign for appeal, do I ask for ORAL , or next one?
     Is the district direct the same as a regional director? Do I tell her everything my claim examiner has done to me? How do I "ECOMP" to ask for Statement of Accepted Facts & Questions? I only have 9 days, 4 non-mail days. Another patient at therapy got the same letter yesterday also, yet his SECOP isn't until mid January, I don't have much time, SORRY. I have a feeling this is being done deliberate, all of this is just too coincidental, and all coming at once. I'm not saying woe is me, but wow. Am planning on trying to send in my appeal by Saturday, so they get it by the 3rd. Will also send letter to the regional and congressman's office as well. Think I'll skip therapy tomorrow, as shoulder killing me, and I've GOT to get ALL of this done. So Sorry to continue to bug all of you,but Clinic NOT helping me or returning my calls. Again, TTHHXX.
11015
neicePerson was signed in when posted
11-25-2014
10:58 PM ET (US)
onmywayout - You should also send by mail & ecomp your request for your Statement of Accepted Facts & Questions that OWCP will be asking the doctor at your second opinion.

You don't have to say your life is okay if it's not (as long as you are talking about your injuries). You can explain to the second opinion doctor how your injuries impact your life, what you can't do, etc. You have to tell him how your injuries make your life more difficult, etc.

You don't want to say how owcp & the usps mgmt are being so mean to you, that's just extra emotional drama that the secop doctor doesn't care about. Unless, of course, you have a psychological injury, then that's a different story. Your welcome.
11014
on my way outPerson was signed in when posted
11-25-2014
10:25 PM ET (US)
Wow, I actually did it, I figured out how to print out my accepted conditions. Thx you!!
11013
on my way outPerson was signed in when posted
11-25-2014
10:08 PM ET (US)
Hi All: Thx Neice, your probably right on the employer, especially my injury comp office. She's got to do something to cover for the accusation of workers comp fraud. Thx to Agodlywoman, I PROMISE NO EMOTIONAL DRAMA!! I THINK YOU'R FINALLY GETTING THROUGH TO ME. (You're no fun, LOL, Just Kidding.) I call owcp tomorrow for the statement of accepted facts? Is it something that should already be in my file, or after he gets done with exam. I PROMISE PROMISE TO KEEP MOUTH SHUT ON ALL OF MY MESS! Even if he asks me how life is, my answer will be O.K., and that's it! Thx for the advice to print out my accepted conditions. Should I ask any questions, or no ? Seriously, thx from the bottom of my heart to all especially, YOU, Snowed, and Neice!! Ya'll are great!!
11012
agodlywomanPerson was signed in when posted
11-25-2014
08:37 PM ET (US)
onmyway: this 2nd opinion could be good for you, PLUS YOU STILL HAVE YOUR APPEAL. right now, you need to write a letter to the district direct, showing the discrepancy in the dates of the letter. the 13th, same day as telephone call, and you didn't get it until the 24th. pleeezzz. i would send a cc: to the congressman's office as well, along with a telephone call of this development. let the congressman's office know her every move. when you go for your 2nd opinion. DO NOT TELL HIM ALL OF YOUR EMOTIONAL DRAMA. HE DOESN'T CARE. you will only mess up his head. let him do his job and give you a thorough examination. make sure he does an MRI, or take your latest reports with you showing you still have your tears, damage, etc. CALL THE OWCP PHONE NUMBER AND REQUEST YOUR STATEMENT OF ACCEPTED FACTS. go to the owcp.dol.acs.inc.com/portal, and when you've logged in you can look on the left and find your accepted conditions. print that out and take it with you. make sure you take ALL of your accepted claims with you when you go. print all of your conditions with you for all of your claims.
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neicePerson was signed in when posted
11-25-2014
09:54 AM ET (US)
They do secop opinions different stages of a claim. Beginning - to see if they will accept the claim. Consequential injury - if claimant & claimant's doctor request a consequential injury added to claim. Employer - when they ask for one. Any time - to see where claimant's injury is, is it still permanent or temporary.

I'm sure there's more reasons, but these are the reasons I'm aware of.
11010
on my way outPerson was signed in when posted
11-25-2014
09:40 AM ET (US)
I feel like I've been trying to win something, yet I'm losing everything. Why is this happening ? Any suggestions?
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neicePerson was signed in when posted
11-25-2014
09:36 AM ET (US)
onmywayout - it's a doctor appt that owcp is sending you to for that doctor to give his opinion about your medical condition
11008
on my way outPerson was signed in when posted
11-25-2014
09:29 AM ET (US)
What is a second opinion? I haven't even turned in my appeal yet?
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