Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2020
    Posts
    16

    Default Coronavirus and Vocational Rehab

    I've been meeting with Voc Rehab since January,the typical library and then the nearby Starbucks.I have been asked to apply to more than a few jobs that I'm either not qualified for or not really interested in (even though I have no choice).They then decided that getting some computer and typing classes would be a better solution.Well unfortunately this pandemic happened and we only do over the phone "meetings",since we need to practice social distancing and I'm considered at risk since I'm over 50 and asthmatic.I wonder how all this will work out ? Nobody's going to be hiring during this crisis.Not really a question ,but just an observation of how quickly things change out here in this Workers Comp merry go 'round

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 1971
    Posts
    5,120

    Default Re: Coronavirus and Vocational Rehab

    If for any reason the employer fails to accommodate or there's no jobs available in your area, you are eligible for wage loss benefits - Continue to cooperate with Vocational Rehab.

    Tony
    Moderator Responses are based on my personal bias, experience and research - They do not represent the views of the admin nor may be accepted in the legal community, always consult an attorney.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2020
    Posts
    16

    Default Re: Coronavirus and Vocational Rehab

    For sure,Iíve been off work for over a year now. Iím getting my weekly checks on time and trying to ďplay the gameĒ as my lawyer advises me. Just seemed like a perfect or not so perfect storm came with this virus and so much uncertainty with it.In the mean time I try to stay positive stay vigilant and wait this thing out as safely as possible.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    831 East Morehead St., Ste 355, Charlotte, NC 28202
    Posts
    3,778

    Default Re: Coronavirus and Vocational Rehab

    Your lawyer is giving you good advice.
    The North Carolina Court of Appeals has held that "In contested Workers' Compensation cases today, access to competent legal counsel is a virtual necessity." Church v. Baxter Travenol Labs, Inc., and American Motorists Insurance Company, 104 N.C. App. 411, 416 (1991).

    Bob Bollinger, Attorney and Board Certified Specialist in NC Workers' Compensation Law

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2020
    Posts
    16

    Default Re: Coronavirus and Vocational Rehab

    Voc rehab lady now saying sheís looking for the IC to close my case due to the Coronavirus. Iím assuming thatís just the rehab part of claim,since thereís already 3 million plus unemployment claims. I do think itís redundant to apply to all these places just to have them say they arenít hiring at this time.But Iím just hoping for the best and trying to stay safe.

Similar Threads

  1. Vocational Rehab, IME and FCE
    By amputee2008 in forum Ohio
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-29-2011, 01:56 PM
  2. Vocational Rehab
    By queenbee in forum Maryland
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-20-2010, 05:12 PM
  3. Vocational Rehab
    By doublejacked in forum Michigan
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-06-2009, 07:53 PM
  4. Vocational Rehab
    By desbraf in forum Employment
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-14-2009, 09:25 AM
  5. Vocational Rehab
    By cp in forum Medical Issues
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 11-11-2004, 09:06 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
 


Find a Lawyer