The part of your body that has to bear the weight of you, what you lift, and balance it all; that’s the lower extremities. Lower extremity injuries can be very severe at their outset and in trying to go about life afterwards… effecting your ability to work and in your daily living activities.
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Loss of full use of the lower extremity can be caused by a multitude of sources:
It is common for the favoritism shown to an injured part of one’s lower extremity to result in an injury to another part of the extremity or even to the other extremity. (Limping due to right knee injury can cause injury to the left knee.) This is called a consequential injury.
It’s possibility should be closely monitored by a treating physician to note its development and to have the claim properly expanded to include the new condition.
If the physician has tried all efforts of rehabilitation and some impairment to the body continues you should be declared to be at a “maximum medical improvement” status and have the impairment evaluated by a professional familiar with the unique process required by the OWCP.
You may be entitled to a cash award for the partial loss of use of part of your lower extremity and – if you can not return to your old job – you may be entitled to disability benefits.
YOU MAY BE MISSING OUT
ON BENEFITS YOU DESERVE.