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Vocational rehabilitation can help an injured employee rebuild work skills that have been lost due to injury and illness. With the help of vocational rehabilitation, many seriously injured individuals are now able to return to work.

The type and extent of vocational rehabilitation available to you may vary depending on a variety of factors, including:

  • Extent of your injury
  • Jurisdiction
  • Type of injury

As such, it is important to consult a knowledgeable attorney at our firm as soon as possible to learn what types of workers’ compensation benefits you may be allowed, including vocational rehabilitation. A legal professional can answer your questions and address your concerns in order to help you make an informed decision about moving forward with a claim and seeking the benefits you need.

At Whitley Law Firm, we are concerned about your health and want to help you get the compensation you need to fully recover. Call us today for the help you deserve!

Examples of Vocational Rehabilitation

Although the specific amount and type of vocational rehabilitation you may be entitled to will vary based upon your unique case, following are some of the types of benefits you may receive:

  • Training on the job
  • Skills testing to transfer jobs
  • Interview coaching
  • Surveys
  • Job placement assistance
  • Job analysis
  • Counseling
  • Wage assessment
  • Ergonomics assessment
  • Reasonable accommodations through the American with Disabilities Act
  • Education funding for retraining

Employer Responsibility for Rehabilitation

After suffering injury, an employer may be able to receive compensatory damages, such as:

  • Living expenses
  • Tuition
  • Room
  • Board
  • Travel expenses
  • Child-care expenses

This is mandated as long as a person is participating in rehabilitation services. There are workers with special qualifications that can provide rehabilitation in many states, including certified disability management specialists, certified rehabilitation counselors or certified case managers. The qualifications of these workers and how they are involved often varies throughout different jurisdictions.

Were you injured at work anywhere in North Carolina? At the Whitley Law Firm, we have offices across the state. No matter where you live in the state, a Raleigh workers’ compensation attorney from our firm would be happy to assist you!