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OhioBWC - Basics:  Vocational Rehabilitation

Vocational rehabilitation

Vocational rehabilitation is an individualized and voluntary program for eligible injured workers needing assistance in safely returning to work or in retaining employment. Vocational rehabilitation emphasizes restoring or maximizing the injured worker’s abilities and minimizing long debilitating absences from work.

Vocational rehabilitation focuses on returning the injured worker to the original employer. If that is not possible, rehabilitation services can help the injured worker identify skills and abilities to secure a new job with another employer.