If you cannot return to your pre-injury job because your work injury has left you with permanent medical restrictions, your employer must pay for the treatment, instruction, and training necessary for your physical, mental, and vocational rehabilitation, including all maintenance costs and incidental expenses.


Vocational Rehabilitation includes, but is not limited to, counseling for job searches, supervising a job search program and/or job retraining, as well as an education at an accredited learning institution.  You may choose the provider of reasonable vocational rehabilitation services or you may accept the services of a provider selected by your employer.


Lastly, you are also entitled to maintenance benefits equal to your Temporary Total Disability (TTD) rate, plus costs and expenses incidental to the vocational rehabilitation program, throughout the course of the program and until you are once again able to earn a wage.