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Vocational Rehabilitation Services provided by the Commission


Workers’ Rehabilitation Services (WRS) is dedicated to assisting the eligible injured worker in returning to gainful employment. Vocational planning focuses on enabling the injured worker to envision a new future — a new career. Employers can take an active part in this process.

A Message to Employers

A company’s most valuable asset is its work force. The sooner an injured employee can be returned to work, the lower the cost for the work-related injury.

Rehabilitation Services can work with you to assist your injured employee to return to work as quickly as possible. There is no cost to you and in the long run, Rehabilitation Services will help you to save money.

Eligibility

To be eligible for our program, injured workers must have a compensable workers’ compensation claim and must have medical documentation that they will be unable to return to their previous work.

All of our retraining is done in occupations that are consistent with the physical abilities of our clients as determined by their medical providers.

Retaining Your Injured Worker

We are available to help employers retain their injured workers whenever possible. This can be accomplished by different methods depending on the needs of the individual employer and worker.

Options include:

Rehabilitation Engineering

WRS has contracted with a Rehabilitation Engineer to provide a one time work site consultation at no cost to the employer. Recommendations for accommodations will be provided to the employer.

On The Job Training

WRS offers financial incentives for employers to take the time to train their injured workers for a new position within the company. Rehabilitation Coordinators are available to discuss your needs. The length of time for training varies based on the skill level of the position.

Classroom Training

In some instances, formal classroom training is required to acquire the skills needed to retain an employee. The length and type of training may vary according to an employer’s needs.

Options include:

  • Individual courses
  • Component training
  • Diploma or Certificate program

Return to Work with a New Employer

If none of the options previously mentioned are viable, an employer can refer an injured employee to WRS for assistance in returning to work with a new employer.

The following services are available to your injured workers who qualify:

Providing New Workers to Employers

We may be able to provide you with the new employee you are looking for! WRS has a diverse pool of clients who are ready to return to work.

All of our clients have participated in a job seeking skills component that has led to vocational goals consistent with their skills, aptitudes and physical abilities.

Some clients are looking for on-the-job training sites, while others have completed their classroom training and are looking to gain an entry position into their new career field.


WRS IS PROUD TO SAY THAT OUR SUCCESS RATE IN ON-THE-JOB TRAINING IS BETTER THAN 95%!!

To Find Out How WRS Can Help You, Call A Rehabilitation Coordinator In The District Office Nearest To You — CALL TODAY!!

Rehabilitation Services

1st District Office in Hartford 5th District Office in Waterbury
2nd District Office in Norwich 6th District Office in New Britain
3rd District Office in New Haven 7th District Office in Stamford
4th District Office in Bridgeport 8th District Office in Middletown

For more information, our Workers' Rehabilitation Services On-The-Job Training Employer Information Packet is available below (in PDF format):

Workers' Rehabilitation Services On-The-Job Training Employer Information Packet (PDF File: 22 pages; 1.5MB; Last revised November 14, 2006) Workers' Rehabilitation Services On-The-Job Training Employer Information Packet

(PDF File: 22 pages; 1.5MB; Last revised November 14, 2006)


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