What if I can't do my previous job?
The option of reemployment benefits is offered for those workers who are unable to return to their previous job. This process is very complex but does allow for provisions that benefit the injured work in such a way that they are able to acquire new skills that are valuable to the labor force.

Either the injured worker or the insurer can request that a case be moved into reemployment benefit status. What this means for the injured worker is that they will be required to take classes or receive training that enables them to enter a new occupation within the workforce of their regional economy. Workers' compensation specialists that represent the state are typically assigned to reemployment benefit cases so that the potential of the injured worker is best assessed and maximized for his or her own benefit.

It is important to note that the insurer pays all costs associated with the rehabilitation specialist. If you are found eligible for reemployment benefits and you are unwilling to receive such training, you have the option to receive a one-time "job dislocation" payment.

If you believe you are unable to return to your previous job and would like a review of your claim, click here for a free evaluation of your case.


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