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Scott D. Brown
John P. Lander
Kim R. Snitker
Travis M. Armbrust
Kaitlyn J. Ausborn
Brown, Kinsey,
Funkhouser & Lander, P.L.C.

214 North Adams,
Mason City, Iowa 50401
Phone: (641) 423-6223
Fax: (641) 423-9995
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What Are My Rehabilitation Rights?

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What Are My Rehabilitation Rights?



The word “rehabilitation” has two different meanings.  Rehabilitation can mean physical therapy to help overcome an injury and regain functionality.  In addition, rehabilitation can mean vocational rehabilitation or job training.  Employees who can no longer do the same type of work as they did before their injury may be entitled to vocational rehabilitation as part of their workers’ compensation benefits.

The amount and type of vocational rehabilitation that is available to injured employees varies from state to state.  Some of the services an injured employee may be eligible to receive include:

  • On-the-job training
  • Education and tuition payments for retraining
  • Skills analysis and training
  • Resume and job application services
  • Labor market surveys
  • Assistance with searching for a new job
  • Vocational rehabilitation counseling
  • Ergonomics assessments
  • Medical case management
  • Assistance with reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Job analyses
  • Wage assessment evaluations

The state of Iowa also offers free vocational rehabilitation services.

Please review the content on this site for more detailed information that applies to state laws and individual situations. It is important to review your questions with an experienced workers' compensation attorney to ensure you are receiving all of the rights and benefits that you are entitled.
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