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Worker’s Compensation Claims Examiner, Department of Labor

December 23, 2015 12:38 PM | Anonymous member

The Workers' Compensation Claims Examiner adjudicates, investigates, pay benefits for claims; manages ongoing cases; pays medical expenses and compensation benefits to injured workers and survivors; and helps injured employees return to work when they are medically able to do so. The incumbent is assigned a broad range of disability and death claims on an unscreened basis and makes initial determination for compensation in a timely manner. Examines claims cases which involve traumatic injuries and primary non-traumatic injuries. Examines claims for factual sufficiency. Identifies the specific problems in each given case in order to determine the types of information required. Analyzes the response and makes the decision. Determines wage earning capacity. 

Enters data into the automated system, or is responsible for the entry of all appropriate claims adjudication, and compensation adjustment data. The above duties are developmental assignments, and as the employee progresses, the assignments will become more difficult and complex, leading to progression ultimately to the full performance level of GS-12.

Education requirements

See link in How to apply section.

How to apply

You must apply on-line. Failure to do so will result in your not being considered for the job.

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