Workers Compensation:

When Injury Prevents a Return to Trade

If a worker cannot recover completely from the injury, they can be entitled to a workers' compensation monetary sum for their permanent disability. These workers will have lost some ability to compete in the labor market of workers who are not injured. The amount of money awarded to the permanently disabled depends on how the injury limits their activities. Age, earnings and occupation are also factors.

If the injury prevents the worker from returning to their former job, vocational rehabilitation might be include in their workers compensation benefits. During this job assistance, partial income is distributed. This usually has a maximum monetary limit and may be replaced by an offer from another employer.