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Is my employer required to retrain me if I am no longer able to perform my job responsibilities prior to my injury?

No. According to the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act, your employer or their insurance carrier does not have to retrain an injured worker. Although an employer or their insurance carrier may pay a vocational counselor to assist you in securing employment, the counselor is working at the behest of the employer/carrier, and may wish to reduce your workers’ compensation benefits, rather than try to find employment that is appropriate for you.

The Act mandates that the employer/carrier pay workers’ compensation until they have a reason to cease the payments. For instance, they may stop payments if they can prove that you have completely recovered or there is employment accessible to you within your physical limitations. If your employer/carrier appoints a vocational counselor to help you find other employment, you should contact a workers’ compensation attorney to become aware of your rights and obligations.

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