Q&A Week – Part 3 (Vocational Rehabilitation)

Real questions from our clients about Michigan workers’ compensation and their vocational rehabilitation benefits.

Q. What is vocational rehabilitation?

The main goal of workers’ compensation is to get you back to work. This can be difficult if you have restrictions and a limited education. Vocational rehabilitation can help you with retraining and tuition reimbursement. This will allow you to develop new skills.

Q. How long does vocational rehabilitation last?

You can request 52 weeks of retraining or other vocational services. It is possible to request a second period of 52 weeks if necessary.

Q. Can I do my own vocational rehabilitation?

Insurance companies routinely use vocational rehabilitation to make your situation worse not better. You might want to find a new career while the insurance company just wants you to accept any job. It is also possible that a labor market survey could be used to stop wage loss benefits. Settlement allows you to do vocational rehabilitation on your own terms without interference.

Michigan Workers Comp Lawyers never charges a fee to evaluate a potential case. Our law firm has represented injured and disabled workers exclusively for more than 35 years. Call (855) 221-2667 for a free consultation today.

Related information:

Why your “wage earning capacity” matters under Michigan workers compensation

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