What is wage earning capacity?

Wage earning capacity is what the individual has the capacity to earn. The individual may be working at a job that has a lower wage than the person has the capacity to earn. Wage earning capacity takes into consideration factors such as age, past work, education, skills, disability and the [...]


What about returning to work?

A vocational counselor can help you determine the best job fit for you. Using a collaborative approach, a plan for employment will be developed. The plan may prescribe steps such as retraining and comprehensive employment services.


What is a vocational evaluation?

A vocational evaluation is an evaluation of the employee’s physical and Intellectual capabilities, his or her aptitudes and achievements, and his or her work-related behaviors to identify the most cost-effective means toward the employee’s return to suitable gainful employment.


Why do I need to be assessed for reemployment?

The carrier may require the employee to receive a reemployment assessment as it considers appropriate. However, the carrier is encouraged to obtain a reemployment assessment if: The carrier determines that the employee is at risk of remaining unemployed. The case involves catastrophic or serious injury.