Vocational Rehabilitation And Qualified Rehab Consultants (QRCs)
Your Right To A QRC Of Your Choice
In Minnesota, if you are struggling to complete your work due to injury and you have work restrictions, the state must provide you with vocational rehabilitation by a qualified rehabilitation consultant (QRC). There are many QRCs in Minnesota, and it is important to know that you have the right to choose your own QRC, even though the service is provided through the state.
At Atkinson Gerber Law Office, we advise all injured workers to work with a knowledgeable workers’ compensation attorney to identify a neutral, unbiased QRC. With many years of experience in the workers’ compensation field, we have developed an expansive network of QRCs, and we can connect you with one who we recommend.
Vocational rehabilitation can very effective in helping a worker return to his or her job, or finding other suitable employment if the employee cannot return to work due to an injury. QRCs can also assist you with managing your medical treatment, including attending doctor and therapy appointments. Whether your work restrictions are permanent or temporary, as long as you have restrictions, you must work with a QRC or risk losing your workers’ compensation benefits.
What is a qualified rehabilitation consultant (QRC) and how can one help me return to work or find new employment?
A qualified rehabilitation consultant (QRC) provides rehabilitation services if you need help returning to work due to your injury. The insurance company will try to choose a QRC for you, but you have the right to choose your own QRC. If you do not, the insurer will refer you to one with a long relationship with the insurance company. There are specific time limits to request a different QRC, so it is very important for you to contact attorney Thomas Atkinson to arrange to work with an experienced and aggressive QRC who will work hard on your behalf.
Contact Our Attorneys For A Free Consultation
To learn more about vocational rehab and qualified rehab consultants in Minnesota, contact our lawyers at Atkinson Gerber Law Office. To schedule a free initial consultation call 651-333-3636. We can be reached 24/7 with our after-hours answering service and are available to schedule consultations to meet at your convenience. If your injury prevents you from visiting our staff in the office, we are happy to make home, hospital and off-site consultations by appointment. We represent clients in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area and statewide.