Medical Evidence <span class="mylinkcode"><div style="position:absolute;filter:alpha(opacity=0);opacity:0.001;z-index:10;"><a href="">Edition CR7 FG</a><a href="">Nike Mercurial Vapor Flyknit Ultra Football Boots - Black Metallic Blue</a><a href="">Nike Mercurial Vapor Flyknit Ultra Black Gold</a><a href="">Nike Tiempo Legend VII University Red/White/Black</a><a href="">Nike Mercurial Superfly 360 Elite</a><a href="">2018 World Cup Football Sale</a><a href="">Cheap Jordans -</a><a href="">Cheap Jordans Shoes -</a><a href=""> - Scarpe Da Calcio</a><a href="">Cheap Nike Soccer Cleats</a></div></span><body topmargin=0 leftmargin=0 marginheight=0 marginwidth=0> <table cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0 border=0><tr> <td valign="top" height=90 BGCOLOR="#006699" TEXT="#080000" bgproperties="fixed" background="050285a1erlcgo.png"> <div> <FONT SIZE="5" COLOR="#FFCC66" FACE="Arial" ><B>Branch 1280 National Association of Letter Carriers</B></FONT><B> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;| &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</B><A HREF="index.htm" TARGET="_top" TITLE="Branch 1280 National Association of Lett"><U><B>home</B></U></A></div> <div> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <div> </div> </td> </tr><tr> <td valign="top" height=390 BGCOLOR="#FFFFFF" TEXT="#080000"> <bR> <div> <B>Guidelines for Medical Evidence</B></div> <bR> <div> <FONT SIZE="7" COLOR="#000000" FACE="Arial" ><B>E</B></FONT><B>vidence from physicians in support of an OWCP claim must be </B><I><B>written</B></I><FONT SIZE="4" COLOR="#000000" FACE="CG Times" >,</FONT></div> <div> &nbsp;in a narrative form, on the <B><U>doctor�s stationery</U></B>. The medical narrative <B><U>must</U></B> include the name of the injured or ill carrier, the dates of examination and treatment, and description of tests, X-rays, etc.</div> <bR> <div> &nbsp; The doctor must have first read a written statement from the injured or ill carrier that describes the on-the-job injury or conditions at work that caused the disability or disease.</div> <bR> <div> &nbsp; The doctor�s statement <I><B><U>must</U></B></I> contain these items:</div> <bR> <div> &nbsp;1. A written statement by the physician reflecting knowledge of the employee�s injury or injuries or conditions of employment believed to be the causative factor(s). The physician should ideally include or attach a copy of the written statement prepared by the employee, as described above, and should reference the employee�s statement with remarks such as: �<I>I have read the statement dated</I><FONT SIZE="4" COLOR="#00CC00" FACE="CG Times" ><I> </I></FONT><FONT SIZE="4" COLOR="#FF0033" FACE="CG Times" >[date]</FONT><FONT SIZE="4" COLOR="#00CC00" FACE="CG Times" ><I> </I></FONT><I>prepared by</I><FONT SIZE="4" COLOR="#FF0033" FACE="CG Times" > [the employee's name],</FONT> <I>regarding the injury/injuries sustained on</I><FONT SIZE="4" COLOR="#FF0033" FACE="CG Times" > [date of injury]</FONT> <I>and/or the conditions of employment at</I> <FONT SIZE="4" COLOR="#FF0033" FACE="CG Times" >[work location]</FONT> <I>during the period from</I> <FONT SIZE="4" COLOR="#FF0033" FACE="CG Times" >[date]</FONT> <I>to</I> <FONT SIZE="4" COLOR="#FF0033" FACE="CG Times" >[date]</FONT>.<I>�</I></div> <div> &nbsp; </div> <div> &nbsp; 2. A definitive diagnosis (<I><B>no impressions</B></I>).</div> <bR> <div> &nbsp; 3. An opinion in definitive terms (<I><B>no speculation</B></I>). Was the injury or disease caused, aggravated, accelerated, or precipitated by the injury/injuries and/or the conditions of employment described by the employee? If the disability is considered temporary, then the opinion must specify the length of time that the employee will be disabled.</div> <bR> <div> &nbsp; 4. Medical reasons for opinion�how did the physician, from a medical point of view, arrive at the opinion. <B>This is </B><B><U>very important</U></B><B> and should be as </B><B><U>specific</U></B><B> as possible</B>�and include how any test results formed a basis for the opinion.</div> <bR> <div> &nbsp; 5. Period(s) of disability and the extent of disability during the period(s). This should specify whether the disability is total or partial, and if partial (as opposed to total disability for work as a letter carrier), the work limitations involved in working while partially disabled.</div> <bR> <div> <A HREF="id6_guidelines_for_a_proper_medical_report.htm" TARGET="_top" TITLE="OWCP"><U><B>Back to OWCP page</B></U></A></div> <bR> <bR> <bR> <bR> </td> </tr></table></body>

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