If you were injured at work in North Carolina, you may need vocational rehabilitation after you’ve recovered. Watch this video to learn more.
What does vocational rehabilitation mean?
Recently, someone called my office that was on workers’ comp and was a little worried because they were representing themselves and had been contacted by someone that the insurance company hired to provide them with “vocational rehabilitation.” On the surface, vocational rehabilitation sounds like an innocent term. It’s big words for “we’re going to try to help you find a job.” We have to go beneath the surface in Richmond County, NC workers’ comp because employers are consistently looking for how they can save themselves money, and they don’t care if they save themselves money at your expense.
When an insurance company hires a “vocational rehabilitation specialist,” there are lots of dirty tricks that you have to be aware of. The vocational rehabilitation specialist cannot always write an honest report about your injuries and your disabilities. The reason they can’t is because if they start writing reports that actually show that you’re truly injured and can’t go back to work, then the workers’ comp carrier will become angry with them and will take them off the job and not send them any other cases. These vocational rehabilitation specialists hired by insurance companies and employers are caught between a rock and a hard place. On the one hand, they’re supposed to really try to help you and have a code of ethics that say they’re supposed to help you. On the other hand, if they’re really honest about your injury, they’re going to get fired and they know it.
When you have someone contact you from vocational rehabilitation hired by the insurance company, you need experienced workers’ compensation attorneys that are experienced in North Carolina law. There’s a number of steps we can take to prevent this “wolf in sheep’s clothing” from harming your case. One of them is we know vocational experts that are actually honest and willing to call it like they see it, and we know how to get you to those people.
When you’re in this situation, you’re in danger. You need to contact our office and let us help you before mistakes occur that cannot be undone. Your family is relying on you, your rights are at stake, so contact our office and let us help. Again, there are times when a vocational rehabilitation specialist hired by and insurance company is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Don’t let that wolf get you. Call our office.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured at work in North Carolina and have questions about vocational rehabilitation? Contact experienced Richmond County, NC worker’ compensation lawyer H. Bright Lindler today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
We will fight for you and your family.
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