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Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez
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Disability Resources

Workers' Compensation

Individuals injured on the job while employed by private companies should contact their state workers' compensation board. The Department of Labor does not handle workers' compensation claims relating to private employers.

The Department of Labor's Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) administers four major disability compensation programs which provide wage replacement benefits, medical treatment, vocational rehabilitation, and other benefits to federal workers or their dependents who are injured at work or acquire an occupational disease.

The Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program, the Federal Employees' Compensation Program, the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Program, and the Black Lung Benefits Program serve the specific employee groups who are covered under the relevant statutes and regulations by mitigating the financial burden resulting from workplace injury.