Our Firm

About Shapiro & Associates

Welcome to the Injured Federal Workers Law Group (“IFW Law Group”), a solid, proven practice with the experience, talent, professionalism, and confidence needed to provide you with the quality representation you deserve.

IFW Law Group is a national law firm committed to providing the highest quality legal services for injured federal employees around the United States. 

In 2023, Shapiro & Associates, LLC, a highly respected national practice based in Boston, Massachusetts, joined with IFW Law Group, based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Now operating under the IFW Law Group name, our firm exclusively handles federal workers’ compensation matters with a specific focus on schedule awards – particularly hip, knee, and ankle osteoarthritis claims, as well as third party liability claims and applications for OPM disability retirement.

Shapiro & Associates has for many years represented the membership of several local branches of federal employee unions under the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) before the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP). The merger between Shapiro & Associates and IFW Law Group enables us to better serve our current and future clients. This collaboration has furthered our firm’s focus and mission by adding to our resources some of the highest quality personnel in the country in this specialized area of the law. 

The combination of experience within IFW Law Group’s professional staff is unparalleled. Our ability to speak the language necessary to effectively analyze and present your case along with our track record of success is well known and well respected by those who will ultimately decide your claim. Our team of compassionate professionals knows the system and understands how to make it work best for you. 

The law is comprehensive, and we are proud of our area of focus. Through our strong understanding of the nuances and technicalities of the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, as well as our tenacity in advocating for clients, we strive to secure for each client the maximum possible benefit allowed under OWCP’s guidelines. 

We invite you to learn more about who we are and hope our successes speak for themselves. We would welcome the opportunity to speak with you about your claim.