WORK INJURIES AND JOB RETRAINING
If you are injured at work and your employer does not take you back to work, you are more than likely entitled to a Job Retraining Voucher. This Voucher has proven to be a rather effective benefit for injured workers. With its cash benefit of $5,000 and $6,000 for schooling along with computer expenses, the Voucher has provided injured workers with effective retraining options.
Injured workers can use the voucher for different types of retraining. This includes entire courses that are covered by the $6,000 or as partial payment for more expensive programs, including college degrees and trade certificates. At Cleveland & Metz, we have built relationships with several highly respected vocational counselors in San Bernardino County that help our injured workers utilize the voucher. We also endeavor to obtain the voucher for all qualified injured workers even in the injured worker has employment after his injury with a different employer. We believe strongly in the voucher and its benefits for San Bernardino County injured workers.. (Author John Metz is a partner at Cleveland & Metz and has specialized in Workers’ Compensation since 1995).