Jackson Vocational Rehabilitation Lawyer
Usually, after a few months of physical therapy, even a seriously injured victim is ready to go back to work, from a physical and emotional standpoint. Other times, however, PT isn’t enough. If the victim has the physical and emotional strength to work, the next stop is usually vocational rehabilitation. A specially trained therapist usually teaches the victim a completely new trade, or a new way of doing an old one. In other cases, the victim could literally go back to school, or at least to a computer coding or other boot camp.
No matter what it takes to get you back on your feet, and hopefully back on the job, the determined Jackson vocational rehabilitation lawyers at Lunsford, Baskin & Priebe are always at your side. The workers’ compensation process is often long and frustrating. So, we proactively communicate with you all along the way, so you are never in the dark. Additionally, victims can rely on the proven methods we’ve developed over the years. In the past, these methods have produced results that exceeded our clients’ expectations. We’re confident we’ll achieve similar, life-changing results in your legal claim.
Eventually, and generally during extensive physical therapy, everyone reaches their Maximum Medical Improvement. Typically, by the time they reach that point, victims are ready to go back to work full time. Unfortunately, however, that’s not always the case.
Permanent disability might be an option in some of these cases. Generally, however, that’s not what anyone wants. Workers usually want to work, and insurance companies always want to save money.
Some people in these situations are fully capable of working at a different kind of job. For example, lawyers who were seriously hurt in work-related car crashes may no longer have the physical strength and stamina to appear in court on behalf of clients. But they’re fully capable of writing and other such work.
A Jackson vocational rehabilitation lawyer might have to make additional arrangements in some cases. Our mission in these situations is to connect victims with the proper educational, physical, and other occupational therapy, and then to empower them in the next stage of their careers.
Part of this empowerment means actual jobs are available in the new field. Vocational rehab cannot be strictly theoretical.
The Workers’ Compensation Process and Jackson Vocational Rehabilitation Lawyers
Once upon a time, the workers’ compensation process was basically a collaboration between victims and their employers. After all, everyone wanted the injured victim to get back on the job as soon as possible.
Today, that’s no longer the case. Insurance company interests dominate today’s workers’ compensation bureaucracy. Most insurance companies don’t care anything about injured victims or their employers. Since they only care about their own profits, they try to reduce or deny compensation to job injury victims wherever possible.
This resistance occurs not only in a courtroom, but also in a doctor’s office. Insurance companies often dispute the need for additional rehabilitative therapy, claiming it won’t accomplish the desired goal.
So, attorneys continue advocating for victims in these situations. We are always a strong voice for you and we are always dedicated to your complete recovery, if that’s at all possible.
Count on an Experienced Madison County Attorney
Injured workers are entitled to substantial benefits. For a free consultation with an experienced Jackson vocational rehabilitation lawyer, contact Lunsford, Baskin & Priebe, PLLC. Attorneys can connect victims with doctors, even if they have no insurance or money.