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Qualifying injuries: What type of injuries might qualify for vocational rehabilitation?

The employer may retain a rehabilitation practitioner or provider if it is determined by the treating physician that the employee sustained an injury of sufficient severity that interferes with occupational functioning that involves:
  1. Severe mangling, crushing, amputation or nerve impairment of a major extremity;
  2. A traumatic injury to the spinal cord that has caused or may cause paralysis or severe restriction of movement;
  3. Severe Burns;
  4. A serious head injury with neurological or neuropsychological involvement; or
  5. Loss of sight in one or both eyes or loss of hearing in both ears or loss of speech or both.

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