Attorney Gregory A. Hall has been representing federal employees since 1995. Attorney Hall represents federal employees from many states on various types of administrative and judicial claims. In addition to representing OWCP claimants, Mr. Hall takes EEO, MSPB and OPM disability cases. He has an active state and federal court practice as well.
Mr. Hall handles all phases of an OWCP claim, from representing clients at the District Office level, to appeals before the Branch of Hearings and Appeal and the Employees’ Compensation Appeals Board (ECAB) in Washington, D.C.
DO YOU REALLY NEED TO HIRE AN OWCP LAWYER?
If you answer yes to any of these questions, you probably should retain a federal workers compensation lawyer:
- Has your injury left you unable to perform your regular job?
- Has your injury has caused a permanent impairment?
- Is your employing agency unwilling or unable to accommodate your work restrictions?
- Is your employing agency harassing you because of your work injury?
- Is your employing agency threatening you with disciplinary action?
- Is the OWCP sending you for a second opinion or referee exam?
There are a lot of potential pitfalls in workers’ compensation cases, but one mistake to avoid is failing to select your own physician from the very outset of your claim. So, bottom line, if you are injured on the job, you have the right to choose your own physician. If you are taken to the emergency room, then when you are released by the emergency department, insist on seeing a physician of your choosing. Very often claimants, especially postal workers, are directed by management (or the emergency department) to see one of the agency’s “workers’ compensation doctors” – this is a big mistake. Choosing your own doctor is in many ways the most critical decision you make on your case.