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Most workers compensation lawyers deal with state-based claims and private companies, but there is a separate section of workers comp law for federal and postal employees. The Division of Federal Employees’ Compensation (DFEC) is responsible for administering the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) to these injured federal employees. What are the differences in this type of workers comp law and why are there so few practitioners who specialize in it?

In this episode of Workers Comp Matters, Alan Pierce interviews attorney Steven Brown at the Workers’ Injury Law and Advocacy Group’s Conference. Brown talks about the differences between FECA benefits and state laws. Pierce and Brown discuss total disability versus partial disability, indemnity benefits and medical benefits, rates based on income, and the problems with the federal system of workers compensation benefits. In addition, Brown tells listeners about claims examiners, the first line of payment, and how the DFEC addresses denial and appeals. For any lawyer or federal employee interested in this area of workers compensation, Brown addresses how these laws work and the administrative process.

Steven E. Brown, PLC is an attorney who represents injured workers out of Westlake Village, California. He is active in several nationwide attorney groups in the area of federal employee rights and benefits, including Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group as chair of FECA Section, National Employment Lawyers Association, and FECA Law & Advocacy Group. Brown received his BA from Columbia University and his JD from the University of Southern California.


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Published: February 26, 2015
Podcast: Workers Comp Matters
Category: Medical Law
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