The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) administers four major disability compensation programs which provides to federal workers (or their dependents) and other specific groups who are injured at work or acquire an occupational disease – providing the injured:
- Wage replacement benefits
- Medical treatment
- Vocational rehabilitation
- Other benefits
Other specific groups are covered by:
- Federal Employees' Compensation Program
- Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Program
- Federal Black Lung Program
- Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program
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 Workplace Safety and Health page.