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Thank you to the International Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors Association for inviting me to attend their educational conference last week. It was hosted by certified counselors Gerry Davis, Cindi Rivera, and retired counselor Jack Dymon at the State of Nevada Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation. The focus of the conference was working with multi-cultural groups, and educational and training resources for … Continue reading Speak English, Please
I was just sharing some war stories on line with other claimants attorneys about our experiences with particular vocational rehabilitation counselors. There is no question that some counselors do a poor job of assisting injured workers with realistic and fair plans for returning the injured worker to work. However, the injured worker can make the … Continue reading Problems with Your Vocational Rehab Counselor?
Injured workers in Nevada who do not have proper written proof of their right to legally work in the United States are entitled to the same benefits as any other injured worker, except for vocational rehabilitation benefits. All injured workers are entitled to medical care for a work-related injury while working for a Nevada employer, even if … Continue reading Undocumented Workers Are Entitled to Most Work Comp Benefits
The reality is that many injured workers are not offered permanent light duty jobs by their employers after their treating doctors give them permanent work restrictions that prevent them from going back to their usual jobs. Employers cannot be forced under Nevada workers’ compensation law to give permanent light duty jobs to injured employees. Instead, … Continue reading Thinking of Starting Your Own Business After Your Work Injury?