What are retraining benefits?
If you cannot return to your former job due to your work injury, and if you are unlikely to be able to return to your former level of earning due to your injury, you may be eligible for retraining benefits. Retraining is a formal course of study or schooling designed to help you return to suitable gainful employment. While workers’ compensation insurers are required to give equal consideration to both rehabilitation benefits and retraining benefits, the reality is that an insurance company will rarely voluntarily pay for retraining. If you cannot return to your former job field due to your work injury, contact us for a free consultation to learn more about your rights.