If you have been injured in the workplace, it’s likely that you have needed to take a considerable amount of time off work in order to recover. You may not only have lost wages as a result of this, but you may be facing high medical bills. As an injured worker, you should make sure that you file for workers’ compensation as soon as possible because in the majority of cases you will be able to gain full reimbursement of these injury-related expenses.
If you became permanently injured after an accident at work, it may be the case that you’ll no longer be able to work in your role. In this instance, you may be entitled to rehabilitation. The following is an overview of the types of rehabilitation that might help you.
If you are unable to continue in your role, you may be able to work in a similar role that requires less physical work. As part of vocational rehabilitation, you may be able to receive on-the-job training so that you are able to get back to earning an income as soon as possible.
Transferable skills analysis
You may be able to gain assistance in finding a new role where you can put the skills you have to good use. Having your skills analyzed could make it easier for you to find your next role.
If you are unable to continue working due to your injury, you may be able to have the cost of education and retraining covered. Make sure that you take action so that you have a full understanding of what you are entitled to.