What is the Definition of Vocational Rehabilitation?

It’s about that time for another Massachusetts workers compensation frequently asked question! At Wolpert Insurance, we believe that business owners should take an interest in getting to know the ins and outs of workers compensation. At times, it is just not enough to know the basics! Fortunately, our agents are here to extend our knowledge from week to week.

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This week, we are going to discuss Vocational Rehabilitation.

According to Mass.gov, the Vocational Rehabilitation definition is: “Nonmedical services that may be needed to restore the employee to suitable employment at a salary that is commensurate with what they earned before the injury.”

This type of service may include the following:

• Working capabilities evaluation
• Job placement assistance
• Vocational testing
• Counseling and/or guidance
• Workplace modifications
• Formal training

As a business owner, you may be wondering why you should return an injured worker back to his or her position. It’s pretty simple, really. Whether an employee comes back tackling light duty, through modification in the workplace, or working less hours, it can improve workers compensation history of your business AND a modification of your insurance rates. Doesn’t that sound great?

If you are interested in learning more about VR Services, do not hesitate to check out this Office of Education and Vocational Rehabilitation article.

If you are looking for assistance from your Massachusetts workers compensation provider, our agents are ready to speak with you! At Wolpert Insurance, we can answer any questions that you may have about this matter. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us at your earliest convenience.