If you suffered an injury while working, it is crucial to understand all of your options and potential resources that could support your recovery. If eligible for workers’ compensation, you should review the different benefits that you could secure after filing a claim successfully. Aside from compensation and help with medical costs, you might have the ability to receive reemployment services.
If you cannot return to your previous position as a result of your injury, reemployment services could help you find work in a different field.
How do reemployment services help injured workers?
The Florida Department of Financial Services goes over some of the different ways that reemployment services help injured workers find a position in a different field after sustaining an injury that prevents them from returning to their previous line of work. For example, these services could help you secure vocational counseling and evaluation, training and education. Additionally, reemployment services help eligible individuals with pursuing positions, job placement and writing a resume.
Who can receive reemployment services?
There are various factors that can affect your ability to receive reemployment services. Aside from a work-related injury or illness covered by Florida’s Workers’ Compensation Law, you must have the legal ability to work in the U.S. and submit your request no more than one year after receiving medical treatment for your work-related injury or wage loss benefits.
If you believe that you are eligible for reemployment services and that these benefits will help you, make sure you take a closer look at your eligibility and the process of applying for assistance.