Vocational Benefits For Injured Workers
The Illinois workers' compensation system was set up to protect injured workers. A system of wage benefits and medical benefits has been created to help workers who suffer a work-related injury.
In some cases, injured workers are unable to return to their trade or occupation after an injury. A construction worker who suffers a severe back injury, for example, may not be able to return to work in the field of construction. When injured workers are unable to perform work tasks associated with a previous job or profession, they may qualify for vocational rehabilitation benefits.
Central Illinois Workers' Compensation Attorneys
At Kanoski Bresney, we have been helping injured workers throughout central Illinois for more than 35 years. We offer a team of attorneys who focus solely on workers' compensation cases. Our mission is to help injured workers obtain the full medical benefits and wage benefits they are entitled to receive by law.
Our attorneys have helped many injured workers obtain vocational rehabilitation benefits. We encourage you to contact one of our eight central Illinois office locations today to speak with a workers' compensation attorney at our firm.
What Is Vocational Rehabilitation?
If you are unable to return to work due to a work-related injury, your employer must pay for reasonable vocational rehabilitation costs. With vocational rehabilitation benefits, you can pursue a new career.
Vocational rehabilitation may include, but is not limited to, counseling for job searches, supervising a job search program, and vocational retraining including education at an accredited learning institution. Workers' Compensation Act, Section 8A.
Contact Our Central Illinois Workers' Compensation Lawyers
To speak with an experienced workers' compensation attorney, contact Kanoski Bresney today at 217-280-4985 or by email. With office locations in Bloomington, Champaign, Decatur, Macomb, Pekin, Quincy, Rushville, and Springfield, we serve injured workers throughout central Illinois.