In Minnesota, a Qualified Rehabilitation Consultant (“QRC”) is a professional who is trained and licensed to provide additional services to injured workers who are receiving workers’ compensation benefits. A QRC is a neutral party who works with both the injured worker and the workers’ compensation insurer to assist the injured worker achieve maximum medical improvement and a successful return to work.
Here are some ways that a QRC can help with workers’ compensation in Minnesota:
· Evaluating the injured worker’s medical status and vocational abilities: A QRC will evaluate the injured worker’s medical status, including the nature and extent of their injuries and any restrictions or limitations they may have. They will also evaluate the worker’s vocational abilities, such as their skills, education, and work experience.
· Developing a rehabilitation plan: Based on the injured worker’s medical and vocational status, the QRC will develop a rehabilitation plan that outlines the steps needed for the worker to return to work. The plan may include medical treatment, vocational training, job placement services, and other support services.
· Coordinating services: The QRC will work with the injured worker, their healthcare providers, and the workers’ compensation insurer to coordinate services and ensure that the rehabilitation plan is being implemented effectively.
Overall, a Qualified Rehabilitation Consultant plays an important role in helping injured workers in Minnesota achieve a successful return to work and receive the benefits they are entitled to under the law. If you are an injured worker in Minnesota and are receiving workers’ compensation benefits, you may benefit from the services of a QRC. Contact the attorneys at Harvey & Carpenter to discuss your situation and what services a QRC may be able to provide you.