Recently, the Postal Service announced its annual dog attack city rankings. According to the news release, 6,549 postal employees were attacked by dogs in 2015. “Dogs are protective in nature and may view our letter carriers handing mail to their owner as a threat,” said USPS Safety Director Linda DeCarlo at a news conference in Houston, where 77 postal employees suffered from canine attacks last year– more than any other city. Here is the top ten ranking for cities with the most postal worker dog attacks in 2015.
1.) Houston, TX; 77 dog attacks in 2015
2.) San Diego, CA & Cleveland, OH; 58 dog attacks in 2015
3.) Chicago, IL & Dallas, TX; 57 canine attacks in 2015
4.) Los Angeles, CA; 56 attacks in 2015
5.) Louisville, KY; 51 dog attacks in 2015
6.) Kansas City, MO; 46 attacks in 2015
7.) Philadelphia, PA; 44 dog attacks in 2015
8.) Columbus, OH; 43 canine attacks in 2015
9.) Portland, OR; 41 canine attacks in 2015
10.) Fort Worth, TX & San Antonio, TX; 39 attacks in 2015
We Help Injured Postal Workers
Dog attacks qualify as a work-related injury, and injured postal workers may be eligible for OWCP workers’ compensation or federal disability retirement.
Like other federal agencies, the U.S. Postal Service pays its workers’ compensation costs through the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP).
The Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) provides needed benefits to postal workers and other federal employees who suffer temporary or permanent disabilities because of work-related injuries or illnesses.
FECA cash benefits include payments for wages lost when employees cannot work because of work-related disabilities due to traumatic injuries or occupational illnesses. Medical benefits can include medical care and vocational rehabilitation for injured workers.
Our firm focuses on these cases, which has allowed us to develop the skills, experience and resources to help workers get the benefits they deserve. We work with federal employees across the country.
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