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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Vocational Rehabilitation Through the BWC

Vocational Rehabilitation is a benefit provided by the BWC that all injured workers should be aware of. It is a service paid for by the BWC that gives Injured
Workers the support they need to return to their former jobs, or in the alternative, find new jobs with new employers.

When an injured worker is referred to vocational rehabilitation, he or she will be assessed to determine a rehabilitation plan. An injured worker’s previous job training, skills, education, and training will be considered. The purpose of this exercise is to determine if the injured workers is “feasible,” meaning it will be determined if there is a feasible plan to return the injured worker to the work force.

Vocational Rehabilitation then provides several resources to work this plan. Among others, these include job training, educational services, even job placement services. The BWC also provides living maintenance, another form of compensation, to individuals going through vocational rehabilitation. The amount is calculated as two-thirds of the average weekly wage, not to exceed half of the statewide average weekly wage. However, many claimants will not be eligible. In particular, if the injured worker is medically able to work his or her previous job, he or she will not be eligible.

If you would like more information about vocational rehabilitation, or have any other questions regarding claim, you may contact the offices of Allotta | Farley Co., L.P.A. for a free consultation. 


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