Vocational Rehab And Permanent Work Restrictions
If you have been injured on the job, your injuries may prevent you from returning to your prior occupation, even though you still have the ability to work in some capacity. If you have permanent work restrictions because of a workplace injury or illness, you have the right under workers’ compensation to receive vocational rehabilitation benefits.
You will want a lawyer who will help you obtain all the benefits that you are entitled to under workers’ compensation when you are disabled and unable to return to your prior occupation.
Representing Individuals With Permanent Work Restrictions
At Strong Law Offices, we work closely with individuals throughout central Illinois who need vocational rehab because of injuries or illness related to their job. We never represent insurance companies or large corporations. We help injured workers collect workers’ compensation benefits.
Contact us to set up a free consultation. From offices in Peoria, Springfield, Bloomington, Decatur and Chicago we serve clients throughout central Illinois, and in northern Illinois locations such as Joliet, LaSalle and Kankakee.
Helping You Obtain The Benefits You Need To Move Forward
When you have been injured in the workplace, you can encounter resistance from employers and from insurance companies that want you to return to work too quickly. They will attempt to delay or deny any claim for vocational rehabilitation benefits. Our attorneys will help you receive benefits to pay for job retraining and obtain payment for:
- Job matching — Participating in programs that match your skills and interests to jobs that you would be qualified for
- Job placement — Training in how to find new employment as well as actual placement in a new job
- Vocational counseling — Working with an occupational therapist to evaluate your skills, abilities and interests and to create a plan for finding employment
- Custom training — Training to prepare for a specific type of job
You may also be eligible for labor market surveys, continued 8(a) maintenance benefits, transferable skills analysis or many other benefits.
For this type of benefit, it is very important to ask the treating physician or health care provider to provide permanent work restrictions and let the medical provider know that the employer is unable or unwilling to accommodate any type of permanent or modified duty. You should also ask your doctor for a referral to a vocational rehabilitation counselor.
Free Initial Consultation With Strong Law Offices
For thorough representation in all workers’ compensation claims, including claims for clients who need vocational rehabilitation or have permanent work restrictions, contact Strong Law Offices in Peoria for a free initial consultation. We pledge to provide a high level of service to you and to return all your phone calls and emails promptly.
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