Harrisonburg Virginia Workers’ Compensation

Vocational Rehabilitation

Harrisonburg Virginia Workers’ Compensation Vocational Rehabilitation

Some workers who are injured on the job suffer such life changing injuries that they aren’t able to return to their former jobs.  The worker’s inability to return to a former job is usually confirmed by a doctor’s determination that the employee has physical limitations and must abide by certain restrictions.

When that happens, the workers’ compensation insurance company frequently requires that the worker participate in vocational rehabilitation.

Concept of Vocational Rehabilitation

Vocational rehabilitation in Virginia workers’ compensation is intended be a good thing.  Vocational rehabilitation is supposed to help a worker return to the workforce in a different type of job.  Vocational rehabilitation is supposed to help the injured worker get additional training and job placement assistance so the worker can reenter the workforce.

Problems With Vocational Rehabilitation

Even though vocational rehabilitation is intended for good, in practice it often has negative results. For some workers, managing vocational rehabilitation can be a depressing and daunting task.

Some of the issues injured workers experience with vocational rehabilitation include:

  • The vocational rehabilitation counselor will often pester and belittle the injured worker in hopes that the worker becomes frustrated with the process
  • Many vocational rehabilitation counselors will require injured workers to apply for jobs that they can’t reasonably qualify for
  • Many times, the goal of the vocational rehabilitation counselor is to cause so much  frustration that the injured worker quits the job or fails to comply with vocational rehab

What A Harrisonburg Virginia Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Will Do For You

If you’ve been injured on the job and the insurance company wants you to work with a vocational rehab counselor, it is often good for you to speak to a Virginia Workers’ Compensation lawyer.

Many times, the success of vocational rehabilitation will depend on circumstances that will be different for every worker.  For this reason, it’s helpful to seek advice of an experienced Virginia workers’ compensation lawyer to discuss all possible outcomes and options for the worker.

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What to Look For in a Harrisonburg Virginia Workers’ Compensation Lawyer?

Injured on the job?  Is the insurance company giving you the run around?

Is the insurance company demanding you go to vocational rehabilitation?

If these questions describe your concerns, you may need a Harrisonburg Virginia workers’ compensation lawyer to help you make the best decisions for your case.

When choosing a lawyer, you should look for someone who specializes in Virginia Workers’ Compensation cases.  A lawyer who usually handles criminal or divorce cases, wills and other legal matters will likely not have the depth of experience needed to maximize your workers’ comp claim.

Our team of Virginia workers’ compensation attorneys at the Ritchie Law Firm has been successful in handling thousands of workers’ compensation claims over the past several decades.  We have won substantial recoveries in Virginia workers’ compensation cases.

When you health and family are on the line, we go into BATTLE for you!

Call us today!  800-277-6124  

There’s no fee to talk to us, and we’re paid only if we win your case.

 

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“The truck came across the centerline and side-swiped my car. My wife and I were both injured in the accident. The Volvo was totaled. My wife needed surgery on her knee. I was suffering from post-traumatic stress as a result of the accident. It affected me far more seriously than I would have expected. I needed legal help and I went to the Ritchie Law Firm. This was a very difficult case because of complicated medical issues and the Ritchie Law Firm was able to handle the problem. They worked very hard for me. I was very satisfied with the outcome. They were a great help to my wife and I. If you’ve been injured, I recommend you call the Ritchie Law Firm.”

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Scheduling Your Free Case Evaluation with a Harrisonburg Virginia Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

When you schedule a free case evaluation with our team of accident attorneys, we’ll ask you to bring any documentation from your employer as well as any medical papers you have. We’ll go over all of the specifics about your work injury and witnesses.

You’ll have the opportunity to meet the legal assistant handling your case, and go over the process, timeline, and contact process for working together.

Still need a little more information? Download our Virginia Workers’ Compensation booklet for more

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Get in touch with us today so we can evaluate your Charlottesville Virginia workers’ compensation case. We’ll take a look at your case for free, and we handle most cases on a contingency fee basis, which means we’re only paid if we win. You’ve got enough to deal with, let us handle your injury claim.

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