What does the term "vocational rehabilitation" refer to?

In the area of Iowa Workers' Compensation the term "rehabilitation" refers to two things: 1) physical rehabilitation usually through physical therapy; and 2) vocational rehabilitation through job training.  Workers who have sustained a work-related injury, and as a result can no longer do their previous job are entitled to vocational rehabilitation as part of their Iowa Workers' Compensation benefits.  Some of these services may include the following:


On-the-job training

Education/tuition payments for retraining

Skills analysis and training

Vocational rehabilitation counseling

Assistance searching for a new job

Medical case management

Assistance with accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Other assessments to aid in vocational rehabilitation


It is important to talk with an experienced attorney in Iowa Workers' Compensation to determine your eligibility for vocational rehabilitation.  Pothitakis Law Firm offers free initial consultations to discuss your case.  Call us today!