Understanding Osteoarthritis (OA) for Federal Employees

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a painful and debilitating condition characterized by the gradual breakdown of joint cartilage, leading to pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility. This condition can be particularly challenging for federal employees, especially those with physically demanding jobs, as the wear and tear from their duties often contribute to OA. When OA is directly linked to job-related activities, it may be eligible for a CA-2 claim under the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) and the Department of Labor (DOL).

Criteria for OWCP and DOL Coverage of Osteoarthritis

To have osteoarthritis recognized as a work-related condition under a CA-2 claim, specific criteria must be met:

  • Job-Related Activity: The claimant must show that their job involves repetitive stress or trauma to the affected joints. This can include activities such as lifting, carrying, or operating machinery.
  • Medical Evidence: Comprehensive medical documentation from a qualified healthcare provider must establish a clear link between job duties and the onset or worsening of osteoarthritis.
  • Timely Filing: It is crucial to file the claim promptly, including all relevant documentation to support the case.

Why Choose Federal Injury Centers of Kansas City?

At Federal Injury Centers of NYC, we specialize in assisting federal employees with the complexities of OWCP claims. Our clinic combines orthopedic and physical therapy services to provide comprehensive care for work-related injuries.

High Success Rate in OWCP Claims

Nationally, the acceptance rate for DOL and OWCP claims is around 14%. However, at FIC NYC, our acceptance rate is an impressive 99%. This success is due to our detailed documentation process, personalized patient care, and the expertise of our medical professionals.

Serving the New York City Metro Area

We proudly serve federal employees across New York. Our experience spans employees from every federal agency, ensuring they receive the care and support needed for their injury claims. As one of the only Federal Injury Centers in NYC, we are dedicated to meeting the unique needs of federal workers.

Comprehensive Care at Restore Muscle and Joint

Located in the heart of the NYC metro area, we offer a full range of orthopedic and physical therapy services. Our facility is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and staffed by experienced professionals committed to helping patients recover and return to their daily activities.


If you are a federal employee suffering from osteoarthritis due to job-related activities, Federal Injury Centers of NYC is here to help. Led by Dr. Moalemi, our team provides exceptional medical care and thorough documentation to support your CA-2 claim. With our high success rate and dedication to patient care, you can trust us to effectively navigate the OWCP claim process.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment and take the first step towards a successful osteoarthritis claim.