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You may be able to get a better job through workers’ compensation

| Mar 23, 2021 | Workers' Compensation

Getting seriously injured at work will feel like a huge blow to your life and livelihood. Not only will it prevent you from being able to go to work and earn a living in the long-term, but it will also prevent you from living your life in the way that you want to live it. This can feel quite literally debilitating, and it can be difficult to handle emotionally.

However, thanks to workers’ compensation benefits, you should not have to struggle financially or get into a difficult economic situation because you were injured at work. If you are successful in making a claim, you should be able to gain full coverage of all your medical wages, as well as pay for a portion of the wages that you lost during recovery. If you are unable to return to work, you may be eligible for vocational rehabilitation.

What is vocational rehabilitation?

If you are unable to return to the same job because of your injury, you will have several routes toward future employment. An effort will need to be made by your employer to find you a suitable job within the company. If this is not possible, an effort will be made to find you a different job with a different employer. If this is not successful, you may be entitled to vocational rehabilitation so that you can retrain in a new career.

A chance at a fresh start

It can be challenging to fight for your right to vocational rehabilitation. However, if you are successful, it could bring a lot of positive changes to your life. You will be able to learn a new skill and gain employment in a new industry.

While being injured at work is not a positive thing, there can be silver linings to the cloud. Make sure that you take action so that you can get the workers’ compensation benefits that you are entitled to.

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