In Illinois you can continue receiving your Workers’ Compensation payments if you need help finding a job due to your work injury.

To do this you must request Vocational Rehabilitation from the Work Comp insurance company.

Vocational Rehabilitation is a fancy term for a job search.

The insurance company will hire a vocational counselor to help you put a resume together, find job leads, and prepare you for the interviews.

You must cooperate with the vocational expert and put your best efforts into finding a job that fits your restrictions.

The advantage for the injured worker is that you will continue to be paid Workers Compensation benefits, and the value of your case increases depending on the outcome of your job search.

Questions about Workmans Compensation payments, job searches, and vocational experts? Feel free to call Illinois Workers’ Compensation Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.