One of the biggest myths or misunderstandings about workers who are collecting workers’ compensation benefits is that they do not want to return to work. In most cases, nothing can be further from the truth.
Indeed, a major objective of the workers’ compensation system is to help injured workers restore their earning capacity to where it was before the injury. If the worker has permanent injuries that prevent him or her from performing the same job duties, the worker can pursue vocational retraining benefits.
Attorney Charlie Domer has written a blog post regarding changes to Wisconsin laws that contain pro-worker enactments that will help injured workers return to school. You can read the full post on the Wisconsin Workers’ Compensation Experts blog.