Workers' Compensation

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:/p>

  • 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 Workplace Safety and Health page.

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 Health Insurance Marketplace created under the Affordable Care Act.