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April 18, 2021

Am I Eligible for Vocational Rehabilitation?

A serious work accident can bring your career to a halt. You may be worried that you’ll never work again, especially after a traumatic injury like an amputation, as an example. In some cases, you may be eligible for disability benefits that continue until you’re well, or until you reach retirement age. 

But what if you’re able to work, just not in your former position? In these situations, you may be eligible for vocational rehabilitation that can help you get back to work. Work with your lawyer at Pathfinder Injury Law for guidance on getting back to building a career. 

What Is Vocational Rehabilitation? 

When you’re hurt at work, you may be unable to return to your job. For example, you may have suffered a brain injury that makes it difficult to focus, which may be a serious problem for your ability to complete your daily tasks. 

Vocational rehabilitation helps you find, train for, and get a job that you can complete despite your injuries. Vocational rehabilitation services offer training services for those who may be able to work but are unable to return to their former positions. 

Taking Advantage of Your Workers Comp Benefits 

Fortunately, you may be eligible for these benefits as part of your workers comp benefits. Vocational rehabilitation is available to many Virginia workers, who can take advantage of these benefits to build new job skills after a devastating injury. 

But your employer may try to avoid covering these services when you’re injured. If you’ve been refused the services you need to recover from your injuries and get back to work, talk to your workers comp lawyer to pursue the benefits you’re entitled to.

Get Vocational Rehabilitation with a Lawyer’s Help 

A serious work injury doesn’t have to end your career. Instead, you may have access to resources that help you get employment in a new position or field. 

Of course, that doesn’t mean it’s always easy to get that help. If you’re worried about your eligibility for vocational rehabilitation, reach out for guidance from a lawyer at Pathfinder Injury Law. Begin your journey during a free consultation, where we can discuss your options for benefits. Reach out by calling 804-505-0633, using our chat feature, or filling out the online contact form below. 

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