If you have the kind of claim where the insurance company is paying your benefits, and you’re unable to return to your employer, you may be shoved into the world of Vocational Rehabilitation (Voc Rehab). You’ll be told that a counselor will be assigned to you to help you get back to work . . . if only it was that simple.
Voc Rehab is not as simple as it sounds. The process is actually governed by its own laundry list of rules. As a claimant you have rights during this process. Failure to exercise these rights could have disastrous consequences on the ultimate outcome of your claim. To view the rules that I’m talking about, go the following link: http://www.ic.nc.gov/ncic/pages/rehabrul.htm.