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#1 Posted : Sunday, April 17, 2016 8:14:30 PM(UTC)

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OWCP / Department of Labor - Consequential Injuries due to my original injury. Help?

i tore my right ACL back in 2004, had right knee ACL surgery, and since then i've been getting monthly medical care for my original injury. i take hydrocodone 3 times per day, tramadol daily, and tizanidine daily and the medicines only have a small, partial, helpful effect. my question is I have sustained consequential these injuries listed below due to my original injury and want to know what form(s) do i need to complete and what form(s) does my doctor needs to complete, so i can get a new scheduled award from the department of labor/OWCP(Federal Office of Worker's Compensation). Help???

My 'consequential injuries' due to my original right knee/ACL injury...
Since tearing the ACL in my right knee and post right knee/ACL surgery i have developed consequential injuries such as: popping in my right knee, extreme stiffness/pain in my right knee and also my left knee due to my original right knee injury. i have been favoring my left knee/leg more and struggle to choose between which knee hurts not as much even thought both knees/legs hurt. i struggle try to find a balance between using both knees/legs, but as more time goes by the consequential pain levels and stiffness levels have increased to contribute to keep me more bedridden & housebound. also i have consequential injuries of both my feet due to my original right knee injury causing me to walk imbalanced trying to rotate between the foot that has lesser pain over and over. also, as consequential injury from my original right knee injury, i have pain in both my hips and back due to walking imbalanced directly due to my original right knee injury. my consequential injuries have been going on for quite some time, my consequential injuries have gotten worse with time, and my consequential injuries have played roles to keep me much more bedridden and housebound.

also, around 2009 while working on the job at the u.s. postal service working on the job as a postal clerk, i crushed my left hand between two very heavy storage wire containers weighing hundreds of pounds and the severe pains from the injuries have never gone away and the pains continue to worsen with time. my supervisor at the time of the injury, mr. avery, specifically and directly told me to never file a owcp claim any further because we both could get into further trouble and i believed him. i had a huge open gash and many stitches to stitch up my ring finger on my left hand. my supervisor at the time mr. avery filed the worker's comp paperwork and i was treated at a local emergency clinic to stop the bleeding and stitches for the major damage to my ring finger. since this on the job injury of my left hand ring finger i have consequential injuries of my fingers on my left hand being in severe pain due to my original finger injury, my left hand being in pain due to my original finger injury, and pain radiates from my original injured finger all the way up my left arm causing my left arm severe pain...

for all my severe pains i've been taking hydrocodone daily, flexeril daily/now tizanidine daily, and tramadol daily for many, many years...


Can anyone recommend some good OWCP law firms that helped disabled postal workers/federal workers injured on the job, nationwide?

Edited by user Sunday, April 17, 2016 10:57:08 PM(UTC)  | Reason: added information...

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