Workers' Rehabilitation Services
Workers’ Rehabilitation Services (WRS) is dedicated to assisting the eligible injured worker in returning to gainful employment by providing quality vocational counseling services.
Vocational planning focuses on enabling the injured worker to envision a new future a new career.
The Basic Idea of Rehabilitation
Most workers in the state of Connecticut are protected by workers’ compensation insurance. In addition to a provision covering the loss of earnings and medical care, the Workers’ Compensation Act provides for vocational rehabilitation. This service is designed to assist you in returning to gainful employment.
The main goal of Rehabilitation Services is to help the injured worker return to work in a position that is now physically appropriate. Prompt and well-planned vocational rehabilitation may help prevent future injuries.
Are You Eligible?
If you have an accepted workers’ compensation claim and your injury (or occupational disease) has resulted in permanent restrictions and/or limitations which do not allow you to return to your regular job, you may be eligible for rehabilitation services.
You may apply for rehabilitation services as soon as your physician feels you may not be able to return to your regular work.
- You can refer yourself or be referred by your physician, attorney or insurance company.
- You do not have to wait until you have reached maximum medical improvement.
- THE SOONER YOU APPLY, THE GREATER ARE YOUR CHANCES FOR SUCCESS.
No one is guaranteed a job. You are, however, guaranteed that your Rehabilitation Coordinator will do everything possible to help you find suitable employment. This will include advice as to how to best apply for work and where openings in your field are available.
Services that may be Provided
Each person’s program will be individualized, based on their needs.
Services may include:
- Aptitude testing
- Vocational Counseling
- Job Seeking Skills Training
- On-The-Job Training
- Formal Training
Are you ready to return to a physically appropriate job?
Have you been looking for work without success?
The best outcome for a work related injury is a successful return to work as quickly as possible. Our staff of Rehabilitation Coordinators is ready to help you help yourself return to work.
Mail in a Rehabilitation Application TODAY!!
To Apply for Services
Fill out the Rehabilitation Application which is available from Rehabilitation Services or from any of the District Offices listed below.
Please make sure the form is filled out completely and is signed and dated. Put it in an envelope and mail it to the address at the top of the application.
Once your application has been received and processed, you will be assigned a Rehabilitation Coordinator in the district office closest to where you live. You will then be scheduled for an interview to determine if you are eligible for rehabilitation services.
To Find Out How WRS Can Help You, Call A Rehabilitation Coordinator In The District Office Nearest To You — CALL TODAY!!
|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 Client Handbook is available below (in PDF format):Workers' Rehabilitation Services Client Handbook
(PDF File: 9 pages; 389K; Last revised November 14, 2006)
State of Connecticut
Workers' Compensation Commission
Page last revised: March 26, 2009
Page URL: http://wcc.state.ct.us/wcc/rehabemployee.htm