What does the Federal Employees Compensation Act cover?

All injuries and disease due to employment sustained while in the performance of duty are covered, as are diseases and illnesses aggravated, accelerated or precipitated by the employment.

A traumatic injury is defined as a wound or other condition of the body caused by external force, including stress or strain. The injury must be caused by a specific event or incident or series of events or incidents within a single day or work shift. Traumatic injuries include damage solely to or destruction of prostheses, such as dentures or artificial limbs. Traumatic injuries also include damage to or destruction of personal appliances, such as eyeglasses or hearing aids, when a personal injury requiring medical services occurred.
Damage to or destruction of medical braces, artificial limbs, and other prosthetic devices incidental to a job-related personal injury is also compensable.|

An occupational disease is defined as a condition produced in the work environment over a period longer than one workday or shift. It may result from systemic infection, repeated stress or strain, exposure to toxins, poisons, fumes, or other continuing conditions of the work environment.


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