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Rick OwensPerson was signed in when posted
09-17-2014
10:48 AM ET (US)
Thought some of you may be interested in reading the article I wrote/posted at PEN's blog this morning:

Postal Employee Injuries Lead To Cluster Box Mail Delivery and the Cost of USPS Workers' Compensation

Here: http://postalemployeenetwork.com/news/2014...-box-mail-delivery/

Rick Owens - PEN
10784
Brownbomber2Person was signed in when posted
09-14-2014
08:18 PM ET (US)
Just a heads up for everyone. Hope this is the right forum to post it to. Dr. Ellis staff is not the greatest in the world, they do not reply in a timely manner and when I sat in the office waiting for my appointment with Dr. Ellis, the girl spent a lot of time on her cell phone when she should have been working. Dr. Ellis spent the first hour, preaching to me out of the bible and telling me that the churches had been lying to me about what was in the bible. He said that he knew the truth. Not a very reassuring visit with him. Now my report from him has been denied. This was a 13 hour drive for me and I personally wish I had seeked help elsewhere. I am supposed to get a letter from him explaining his report and I cannot get a response of any kind. You may have better luck, but I personally feel I made a mistake going to him.
10783
John828Person was signed in when posted
09-14-2014
03:36 PM ET (US)
Anyone have any idea how long it may take to receive ruling on motion filed during SSDI apppeal? My lawyer filed brief in August hoping judge would rule in my favor, removing need for hearing.....
10782
on my way outPerson was signed in when posted
09-11-2014
11:35 AM ET (US)
I had a meeting with the lady who does our medical narratives and gets all of our paperwork for OWCP. I had already faxed the paperwork to her that I received from OWCP. She was astonished with what she saw. Especially where the "she" from injury comp put that she had NO MEDICAL. The "lady" was the one who worked on it, prepared it, showed it to me, gave me a copy of all of it, and put it in the envelope to be mailed. Which I did right when I left her office. I called "she" at injury comp, with the "lady" sitting there in the office and put my phone on speaker. "She" answered, and I tore into her. Told her who I was, and told her "lady" was there as well. Told she that she had NO right to put that I was being compensated already for my shoulder due to MVA. Told her that SHE could have gotten me terminated, she could have gottern me ARRESTED for workers comp fraud, and that it was defamation of character. I was astonished. I asked her what Proof did she that my shoulder was injured in MVA. What proof did shehave that I was receiving compensation for it from the MVA, and what documentation or source led her to believe this garbage. Are you sitting down? She told me she was TOLD. I told her she could have destroyed my familys life, as well as mine, because she was "told? She told me that the only people to see the paperwork was OWCP. HUH??? Who does she think would turn it in for Workers Comp fraud, Santa Claus?? Asked about all my medical, she said she never got it, I asked "lady", and she told "she" she was the on who double verified it, and I watched as she put in the envelope. Then she tried to say she hadn't gotten letter from OWCP yet. I told her funny that I got mine Monday, it was dated 9-4, so I told her I Knew she had it. I told her I had ALL of my documentation. Letters, MVA, medical, ALL OF IT. All she had was I was told. I told her I advised her to not sit on paperwork for 60 days, in fact I told her I strongly advised her to not even wait 30 days, as I NEED my money. I also told her I was going to my Congressman. I can't believe how BLATANT she was. My steward is filing a grievance. I am resending ALL Paperwork to her on Saturday. She has 7 Days to turn it in AGAIN. I'm also filing a retaliation EEO on her. I am asking for 300,000.00 and for her termination, or resignation. THX ALL. P.S. Sharon if your reading this, I hope you have a GREAT DAY, because you DESTROYED mine, but not for too long.
10781
SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
09-10-2014
12:58 PM ET (US)
on my way out-
Any time the USPS fails to follow FECA guidelines and procedures a grievance can be file. If your steward does not know this instruct him/her. It is in our contracts. For HRM to intentionally leave the back side of the CA-7 blank would be the same as not sending it to OWCP at all.
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on my way outPerson was signed in when posted
09-09-2014
08:05 PM ET (US)
Snowed: I asked steward today if I could file a grievance, and he said NO. I would have been paid already if SHE wouldn't have falsified the CA-7 and wrote LIES about me. Also I am sending letter out tomorrow to get a copy of all of my files. I want to know how she found out about my MVA. Only way was from my doctor, and there is no release for any of my medical to anyone. She needs to get her facts STRAIGHT. Surgery approved Oct 3, 2013. MVA happened on October 23. Right shoulder NEVER claimed, xrayed, or mried after October 3. I am so pi--ed about this. And then for her to say I am receiving compensation.?? WHERE?? She could have had me arrested for workers comp FRAUD. I am going to call our union lawyer tomorrow that is our laison with Department of Labor. I also am going to file a retaliation EEO and request 300,000.00, and for her to be terminated. Enough is Enough. If I have to go to my Congressman and ask for a cease and desist, I will do that ALSO!! Will ask tomorrow about delay of workers comp penalty. Should be 500.00 per day. Thx for writing and for your advice.
10779
SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
09-09-2014
10:39 AM ET (US)
on my way out-
The only medical HRM needs is a disability note from your doctor with periods of disability that cover the CA-7 OR a completed CA-17 or similar document showing work restrictions. I would file a grievance for delay of compensation asking for a penalty for each day form is sent in late. (eg. $20/day)
10778
on my way outPerson was signed in when posted
09-08-2014
09:56 PM ET (US)
Hi All: Received courtesy copy letter from OWCP that they mailed the original to our illustrious injury comp IDIOT. Again my worker comp pay is "on Hold". It seems she faxed the CA-7 to workers comp, and didn't bother to put in my hourly pay, days off, etc. She states she has no medical to warrant it. She shouldn't have it, should she?? She felt she didn't have to fill out paperwork. She put in there that I had a MVA, and that I should NOT be getting workers comp. She conveniently forgot to mention, my injury happened in April, Surgery APPROVED the First of October, surgery scheduled for day after Christmas. Yet my MVA happened the END of October. My LEFT shoulder was injured in MVA, Right was already established injured. Got tickled, because she wrote everything possible in there so they would DENY me. She quoted bursitis, arthritis, etc, according to the "nurse." Don't know who she was talking about. MRI showed rotator cuff,
labrum, and another tear, along with a massive bone spur, in APRIL of 2013. MVA happened the end of October 2013. I've already filed EEO last year for COP denial from her. Now, I'm going to file RETALIATION on her. She repeatedly said TTD. Doesn't that mean Temporary Total Disability? Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.
10777
RuuthPerson was signed in when posted
09-06-2014
08:39 PM ET (US)
Never seems to make any sense...
10776
BackRackPerson was signed in when posted
09-06-2014
04:23 PM ET (US)
I also went to Dr. Ellis' clinic for my SA (three to be exact). He has done a lot of letters for me and all have been excellent. Previous SA (I have 5 cases) was not discredited or even lowered ANY but this time...Threw the whole thing down..requested more info with no reply and now I am going to another Dr. that OWCP arranged next week for another SA. Don't know what is going on. First SA done by Ellis flew thru now this. Who knows?
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agodlywomanPerson was signed in when posted
09-06-2014
10:37 AM ET (US)
i almost went to dr ellis for my SA, but decided to put it off for a few years because i knew i was going to get worse. after hearing these stories, i have found one that is less than an hour from me that is on their list. i think i'm going to choose him and see where it goes.
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RuuthPerson was signed in when posted
09-06-2014
07:18 AM ET (US)
Brownbomber2:
I feel your pain. I too had an exam for a SA by Dr. Ellis. They denied my SA too. Ellis had also wrote an excellent report and also included several pages of causation to prove my case for a new claim when I was ordered back to work. They threw everything out. I have a feeling though that the SA part of the report was denied because OWCP requested info from Ellis' office and Ellis' office didnt reply to them timely. OWCP didnt even cite his report in their denial, therefore leading me to think it was because they didnt get a reply.
Then there are the cases that Ellis has done and there were no problems. Who knows?
I went to a different office this time to reapply for my SA. I'm praying all goes well.
I know that diagnostic tests are extremely important, and perhaps different tests could be done to bolster your case?
Good news is you can always try again. I know how difficult this is... I have been battling OWCP for a very very long time. Over 20 years. Dont give up, press on, and if the end result isn't in your favor, apply again with a different Dr.
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Brownbomber2Person was signed in when posted
09-05-2014
10:05 PM ET (US)
Just got my mail and had a letter from OWCP. I had submitted for schedule awards on both my shoulder and my foot with a medical evaluation from Ellis Clinic in Oklahoma City. Dr. Ellis assured me that the report was complete and covered all the bases on what is wrong with me. OWCP says that his report is incomplete and lacks the proper documentation to prove permanent impairment according to the 6th AMA guidelines. These people are amazing, they operate with complete immunity and are accountable to nobody! Now I have to go to a doctor of their choosing and I am sure it will be somebody who will completely disagree with Dr. Ellis and I will have to have a referee doctor to settle the case. He also made the case for expansion of my case on my cervical spine as did two other doctors and they denied that as well. There is no way possible to get a fair and impartial judgment from these people.
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agodlywomanPerson was signed in when posted
09-01-2014
10:24 AM ET (US)
enjoyed the "scripted" interview very much. wish i would have had such a calm conversation with a superior in my 31 years. the PO will not succeed. i DO think they should go the generic drug route. i WISH they could go after the fraud doctors AND employees. i do not believe there should be a cap on comp benefits. the damage is permanent and after 10 surgeries not to mention the psychological damage, we're unemployable. now they want to force us to retire at half the monetary benefit. i was harassed by a supervisor for 10 years and took it, because i always saw him get rid of employees and win. every time. our union was worthless. i took my husband for sinus surgery last week. while waiting who walks in but the president of the carrier union. (i was a clerk) who stood by me, fought for me, gave a statement for me. i hadn't seen him since i went out in 2005. we embraced, i cried. then he told me that just last week our manager was bad mouthing me....but once again he stood up for me telling him "you know steve you guys had her doing work she shouldn't have even been doing. and the women got injured and you're standing here bad mouthing her." i have come so far. i just smiled and looked in his eyes and told him, "it's all okay." you have to get to the point where that place no longer has a hold on you. it doesn't own you. it doesn't control your mind or your emotions. or you'll never be truly free. finally that place or those "sups" don't have me......blessings for everyone....
Edited 09-01-2014 10:26 AM
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checkchickPerson was signed in when posted
09-01-2014
10:05 AM ET (US)
thank you Snowed
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SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
08-31-2014
12:24 PM ET (US)
"What form do I submit to get reimbursed for traveling to and from my medical appointments?
Complete the OWCP-957 "Medical Travel Refund Request" form to request reimbursement for your transportation/mileage expenses. This form is available on the OWCP Web Bill Processing Portal. Click on the "Forms and Links" link. Write your OWCP claim number on the top right side of the form. You may record 3 trips on each form. The section requiring a Doctor's signature for each trip does not apply to OWCP claimants.
Mail the completed OWCP-957 to:
U.S. Department of Labor
DFEC Central Mailroom
PO Box 8300
London, KY 40742-8300"
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