The insurance company wants me to participate in “vocational rehabilitation.” What is that and do I have to participate?

Answered on 02/24/16 Workers' Compensation
ANSWER

Vocational rehabilitation is a process where you meet with a vocational rehabilitation counselor hired by the insurance company to try to get you back to work.  If your doctor has released you back to any type of work, you have a duty to participate with reasonable vocational rehabilitation.  However, there are rules and guidelines that the vocational counselor must follow.