Making The Most Of Vocational Rehabilitation
What do you do when a job-related injury or illness is so severe that it keeps you from doing the type of work you are accustomed to doing?
At Dane Shulman Associates, LLC, in Boston, our experienced attorneys can guide you through the often-confusing process of getting the benefits you are eligible for. In some cases, these benefits include payment for a process called vocational rehabilitation services to help you overcome barriers to becoming employed again.
Give us a call today to arrange a free consultation about your specific challenges. We serve clients throughout Massachusetts.
What Benefits Can Help You Get Back To Work?
When you’ve been hurt badly in a work accident, it can be difficult to know how to get back on your feet financially. Workers’ compensation is of course designed to help with this. But what if you have reached maximum medical improvement and still aren’t quite ready to go back to work? You may not be ready because you simply can’t do the same type of job you used to do.
If your injuries are so severe as to keep you from working, seeking Social Security disability benefits may be one option. For certain types of injuries, you may be eligible for a lump-sum payment from your employer.
Keep in mind, however, that there is also a system of services that may be available to you called vocational rehabilitation. Voc rehab is a government program that aims to help people with certain disabling conditions get the training and support needed to get new jobs.
In Massachusetts, this program is operated by the Rehabilitation Commission, which is within the Executive Office of Health and Human Services. Our lawyers can help you make an informed choice about how applying for vocational rehabilitation services can help you become employed again after suffering a serious work injury.