Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Serving Mississippi

What To Do If You Can't Return To Work

Fighting For Injured Workers Throughout Mississippi

In some cases, a workplace injury or illness leaves a worker unable to return to the same job. There are vocational rehabilitation benefits that can help these workers, but getting those benefits can be difficult. That's why injured workers in Mississippi turn to the experienced workers' compensation attorneys in Jackson at Tabor Law Firm, P.A.

Following your injury, it may take some time to determine whether or not you can return to the same job. This depends on many factors, such as the injury you suffered, the recovery process and any limitations you experience. After an evaluation by your doctor, it may be found that you can no longer perform the tasks required at your old job, and will need to find a new career.

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Available Benefits

Vocational rehabilitation benefits include:

  • Testing to help you identify skills and interests
  • Vocational counseling to help you find jobs that match your skills, interests and abilities
  • Training for a new job
  • Education to help you gain new skills
  • Job placement services to help you find openings

In order to receive these benefits, you will need the approval of the employer's insurance company or a ruling from the Mississippi Workers' Compensation Commission. You are also eligible to continue to receive partial wages during this time. Sometimes, employers and insurance companies don't challenge a claim for vocational rehabilitation benefits, because when you find a new job at the same wages, they no longer have to pay benefits.

But others do challenge claims and may question whether you are really unable to return to the same job. And if vocational rehabilitation benefits are approved, there may be problems. For example, your counselor may not take your work restrictions into account. Or you may be pressured to accept a low-paying job.

Get an Experienced Workers' Compensation Lawyer in Your Corner

That's why you need one of our workers' compensation lawyers in your corner. We fight to get you the benefits you deserve and make sure you actually receive the services you should be getting. We know how to build strong cases that win appeals and have won cases for benefits in court. Both Jonathan Tabor and Leigh-Ann Tabor know how to get the right results for you.

You can expect experience, professionalism and personal service at our firm. If you ever have questions, simply call us. We return 90 percent of calls the same day, the rest by the next day. If a work injury has left you unable to return to your previous job, learn more about how we can help. For a free consultation with one of our attorneys, contact us online or call (601) 944-9588.

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