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What You Should Know About Vocational Rehabilitation

When an injury leaves you unable to resume your previous employment duties, vocational rehabilitation is available to help you. Vocational rehabilitation refers to the various services that assist people with returning to suitable employment after they are medically cleared to work.

These services include vocational assessments, new skills training, refresher courses, career counseling, employment searches, and more to help injured individuals find work that suits their ability.

Mark Thesing Inc. is available to consult with you when you need to discuss vocational rehabilitation in Oregon. There are resources you can use for vocational rehabilitation based on your circumstances, and we will give you the advice you need.

As vocational rehabilitation relates to your workers’ compensation claim, there are important things to keep in mind. While workers’ compensation covers tuition for skills training and lost time, it does not guarantee that you will be placed in new employment. Also, if you have accepted a lump sum settlement, workers’ compensation will not cover your vocational rehabilitation.

If you need legal advice regarding your case, our attorney is happy to speak with you. Our law firm is on the side of individuals who have been injured in the workplace.