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Workers' Compensation

Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP)
The Department of Labor's OWCP administers four major disability compensation programs which provides to federal workers (or their dependents) who are injured at work or acquire an occupational disease:

  • Wage replacement benefits
  • Medical treatment
  • Vocational rehabilitation
  • Other benefits

Other specific groups are covered by:

These entities serve the specific employee groups who are covered under the relevant statutes and regulations by mitigating the financial burden resulting from workplace injury. Individuals injured on the job while employed by private companies or state and local government agencies should contact their state workers' compensation board.

The Department of Labor has several programs designed to prevent work-related injuries and illnesses. You may obtain information about these programs by visiting our Find It! By Topic Workplace Safety & Health page.

NEW Healthcare Marketplace - If you or someone you know has a medical condition not related to a workers' compensation injury or illness and doesn't have health insurance, or if you are a physician treating someone without health insurance, please go to Health Insurance Marketplace to learn about the new Health Insurance Marketplace created under the Affordable Care Act.