Vocational Counseling: L&I Workplace Injuries
If you were injured at work and have an open L&I claim, you may be eligible for a Vocational Counselor.
Vocational Counselors help injured workers and employers identify return to work options including job modifications. If no appropriate return to work options can be identified with your employer, the vocational counselor will assess your ability to work or need for further services.
Althauser Rayan Abbarno attorneys and professional staff help secure all your benefits and protect your rights throughout the workers’ compensation process, including vocational counseling. For a FREE consultation with our attorneys about your case, call (360) 754-5844.
If you are eligible for vocational services your counselor will help you develop a rehabilitation plan aimed at helping you return to the workplace; including but not limited to continuing your education.
Are you not eligible for any jobs in your area?
If L&I determines that you don’t have the transferable job skills necessary to work in your labor market, you may be eligible for training for a new line of work.
Are you required to accept a job or modified job outside of your area?
Your vocational counselor must conduct a labor market analysis to determine whether there is a local “market” for your education or retraining goal.
Will L&I pay for my education?
Workers’ compensation may cover the cost of a college course or program, combined with some on-the-job training, or a technical program.
Will Time-Loss Benefits continue during retraining or schooling?
Yes. However, time-loss compensation and medical benefits are usually suspended or cut off if the worker fails to participate in the vocational retraining plan without good cause.
It is important to attend class, attend on-the-job training, and cooperate with the vocational counselor on the claim.
What should you do if you are injured at work?
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