Workers’ Compensation Benefits
After suffering from a workplace injury, the healing process can take a lot of time and energy. Even while receiving workers’ compensation benefits, an injured worker may realize that he or she will never return to the work that he or she did before the injury. This realization can cause an injured worker and family a little bit of turmoil. However, workers’ compensation laws in many states provide vocational rehabilitation and training services for injured workers.
Attorney Brian Steed Tatum is an experienced workers’ compensation attorney. He can help injured workers access vocation rehabilitation services so that they can have the opportunity to find work no matter what type of injury.
The Workers’ Compensation Act offers injured workers vocational rehabilitation benefits to help them return to work. Many work-related injuries are so severe that the employee can no longer work in the same position or field where the injury occurred. Due to these work-related injuries, many injured workers have difficulty finding new employment even after they are well enough to seek new work.
Vocational rehabilitation provides assistance to injured workers in finding new employment under the workers’ compensation laws. Vocational rehabilitation helps injured workers find new employment by offering job matching, job placement, counseling, and training services to match injured workers’ skills and interests. This can be a good source for injured workers to find new employment if the injured worker is unable to work in the same field.
While vocational rehabilitation services can be beneficial to injured workers, insurance companies can use these meetings and services to find a reason to cut off an injured employee’s compensation benefits. The North Carolina Industrial Commission provides strict rules and guidelines for vocational rehabilitation counselors. When these rules are violated, the injured worker may not be able to find suitable employment that meets his or her needs. Or, more seriously, the injured worker may suffer from a termination of workers’ compensation benefits.
Consulting an Experienced Workers’ Compensation Attorney
Once lost, it is very difficult to reinstate workers’ compensation benefits. Therefore having an experienced attorney on your side along with a vocational rehabilitation counselor can ensure that you are getting the most benefits from these vocational rehabilitation services.
The Tatum Law Firm will work diligently with you through the rehabilitation services so that you can find new work if you are unable to return to your previous employment. Our attorney, Brian Steed Tatum, is very familiar with the intricacies of the workers’ compensation laws and will fight diligently for your rights as an injured worker.
If you or a loved one is unable to return to work due to a serious work-related injury, please contact our offices at (704) 307-4350 or online for a free case evaluation.