If you receive such a phone call you should call workers compensation lawyers immediately.
After the vocational expert meets with you they will search the local job market for positions they believe are appropriate for you based upon your work history, education and limitations resulting from your work injury. Typically they will then send a report to the insurance carrier listing the positions that they have found and will estimate your earning capacity based upon those positions. The insurance carrier will then use this information to try to reduce your wage loss benefits. Sometimes they may schedule appointments for you to submit applications or interview with particular employers. Failure to attend these appointments may significantly jeopardize your wage loss benefits.
Your rights and obligations regarding the vocational process are complex. It is very important that you contact an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer as soon as the process begins. The longer you wait to contact a lawyer after the process begins, the more likely it is that your wage loss benefits and the possibility of workers compensation settlements will be jeopardized.
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