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The Role of the Employee’s Lawyer in Vocational Rehabilitation

The employee is entitled to hire an attorney to represent his worker’s compensation cases. Our firm strongly suggests every claimant have qualified Virginia legal Workers Compensation counsel. The Guidelines from the Virginia Worker’s Compensation Commission directly address the role of the employee’s attorney as follows:

The employee’s lawyer is allowed to be at the first meeting between the employee and the vocational rehabilitation counselor. The lawyer cannot delay the meeting for more than two weeks. The employee’s lawyer also cannot restrict contact between the employee and the vocational rehabilitation counselor.

The employee/worker can consult with his lawyer at any time. “Actions of the attorney will be imputed to the employee for the purposes of considering whether the employee is cooperating.”

Our firm will review the relationship and requirements between the employee and the vocational rehabilitation counselor before the first meeting. We also encourage our clients to keep in constant contact with us, especially if any problems arise such as inability to meet with the counselor or a potential employer. We often attend the first meetings with the counselor and make sure that the VCR knows that we are watching them and that shenanigans will not be tolerated.

Experienced Virginia Lawyer Joe Miller Helps Injured Workers

Virginia attorney Joe Miller has been helping workers’ compensation claimants for over 25 years. He’s successfully handled thousands of cases. Because of this experience, he knows the tactics, including use of vocational rehabilitation counselor that defense counsel will try. He’ll prepare his clients to address these tactics. Call Lawyer Joe Miller today at 888-694-1671 to get Strong Justice for your Workers’ Compensation claim.
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If you are looking at this site, you or a loved one has probably been hurt. If that's true, you've come to the right place. Helping people who have been hurt is what we do. In fact, it is all we do. Joe Miller Law is a law firm concentrating exclusively on representing people who are injured by the carelessness of others or those hurt on the job. We provide the highest quality legal services to people who have been seriously injured. We practice Personal Injury law and Workmens' Compensation law in both Virginia and North Carolina.