Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits
St. Louis Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
Work-related injuries often restrict you from performing your job. The Missouri workers’ compensation system provides vocational rehabilitation benefits to injured workers who are no longer able to perform the necessary tasks and duties required by their pre-injury employment. In order to obtain such benefits, you will need to prove that your injuries/disability prevents you from returning to your previous employment and/or conducting modified work.
If you were injured on the job and now have a partial or total disability that prevents you from returning to work, our St. Louis workers’ compensation lawyers can help you determine whether you are eligible for vocational rehabilitation benefits. Among other things, these benefits can help with the costs associated with educational and training programs to prepare you for a new job or other forms of employment.
What Is Vocational Rehabilitation?
In the event of a work-related injury, employees are usually able to claim workers’ compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and, in some cases, vocational rehabilitation. At The Dixon Injury Firm, we work to maximize our clients’ compensation while also looking for vocational rehabilitation options, such as a company paying for a worker to attend classes.
Typically, vocational rehabilitation in Missouri pays for up to two years of education in addition to continued medical expenses, but some exceptions do apply. Obtaining vocational rehabilitation benefits is not always easy, which is why it’s so important that you have an experienced workers’ compensation attorney on your side.
What Does Vocational Rehabilitation Mean for Workers?
According to Missouri labor laws, vocational rehabilitation benefits vary depending on a number of factors. These include:
- Continued education for future job placement
- Reimbursement for medical expenses and lost wages
- Job placement with the same or different employer
Our St. Louis workers’ compensation lawyers can help you understand the specifics of your situation in more detail during a free initial consultation. We encourage you to get in touch with us at your earliest convenience to learn more.
Why You Need a Vocational Rehabilitation Attorney
Because workers’ compensation claims involving vocational rehabilitation are often so complex, it’s a good idea to work with an attorney who has experience in this specific area of law. Your attorney should know how to prove your injuries and demonstrate that your disability prevents you from returning to your previous place of employment or specific job. Your attorney should also be aware of all necessary processes and procedures in seeking vocational rehabilitation benefits so that you can simply focus on healing and moving forward with your career and your life.
At The Dixon Injury Firm, our St. Louis vocational rehabilitation lawyers have helped countless injured workers throughout Missouri seek maximum workers’ compensation benefits after an on-the-job injury. We understand the unique challenges present in cases involving vocational rehabilitation and can guide you through the process with skill and professionalism. We are available 24/7 to take your call, answer your questions, and address any concerns you may have.
Choose an Award-Winning Team
Led by our founding attorney, Christopher Dixon, The Dixon Injury Firm has earned a reputation for client-focused legal representation and for obtaining results. To date, we have secured more than $50 million for our clients, and our attorneys have earned recognition from a number of prestigious legal organizations, including The National Trial Lawyers, The Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and Super Lawyers®. When you choose to work with our firm, you can have confidence and the peace of mind that comes with knowing your best interests and rights will be protected.
Call (314) 208-2808 today to schedule your free initial consultation.