Vocational Rehabilitation

Injured workers who can’t return to the jobs they did before or whose employers can’t accommodate their work restrictions may be eligible for vocational rehabilitation benefits, including:

  • Job search assistance
  • Resume and job application services
  • Tuition
  • On-the-job training
  • Labor market surveys
  • Career counseling
  • Case management
  • Skills training

If your employer can’t accommodate your work restrictions or your request for vocational rehabilitation was denied, the workers compensation attorneys at Fields Law Firm can help.

Calls are answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-888-343-5375 or fill out our free online form. We can walk you through the process of requesting vocational rehabilitation and coordinate with your employer to help you get the services you need to get back on your feet.

How to Request Vocational Rehabilitation

To receive vocational rehabilitation services, a Qualified Rehabilitation Consultant (QRC) must evaluate your situation and determine that you will benefit from vocational rehabilitation. You have the right to choose your own QRC, or your employer’s insurance company can refer you to one. The Department of Labor and Industry keeps an updated list of all QRCs and QRC firms in Minnesota.

Typically, your employer or its insurer starts the vocational rehabilitation process, but you can request it yourself by submitting a Rehabilitation Request. If your request is denied, you may still be able to receive vocational rehabilitation services through The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry’s Vocational Rehabilitation Unit.

What to Expect When You Meet With a QRC

When you meet with your QRC, he or she will:

  1. Conduct a rehabilitation consultation.
  2. Write a rehabilitation plan.
  3. Provide rehabilitation services.
  4. Guide the delivery of rehabilitation services by third parties.

The ultimate goal of vocational rehabilitation services is to help you return to gainful employment. Your rehabilitation plan should be clear and you should never be unsure of how your rehabilitation is progressing.

If you have questions about how to get vocational rehabilitation services, call our Minnesota Law Firm any time of the day or night. We can help you find a QRC, understand what benefits you qualify to receive, and get the training and counseling you need to get the paycheck you deserve.



John Kelley
John Kelley
21:38 16 Oct 18
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Michael Frazier
Michael Frazier
23:58 10 Oct 18
I had the pleasure to work with Michael and Annie on my LTD case. When my claim was denied by the insurance carrier, Michael didn't hesitate to take them on with an appeal. He worked diligently on the appeal and ultimately won this for me. Mind you, this wasn't a huge case but he treated me like it was and as if I was the only case he was representing. He kept me abreast of vital information, it was clear that he knew his stuff and wasn't afraid to take on the big insurance company. Michael was much more than I ever expected given that our relationship was entirely remote, handled by telephone and email only. Not only is he a strong lawyer, he treated me with compassion and respect. I am beyond pleased with him and the Fields Law team. Michael cares about his clients and he gets the job done for them because he knows how impactful an injury can be to both a person's well-being and their financial security. I highly recommend Michael and Fields Law whether you are local to their Minnesota offices or out of state like myself.read more
Melanie Eason
Melanie Eason
20:12 29 Aug 18
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Jeannie Kerr
23:37 15 Sep 18
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ebon jordan
19:51 27 Sep 18
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Edward Johnson
Edward Johnson
23:11 31 Oct 18
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19:19 09 Nov 18
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