Vocational rehabilitation services are designed to help injured people return to work. The Missouri Workers` Compensation Law does not require the employer or its insurance carrier to provide vocational rehabilitation assistance to injured workers. The Missouri law does provide for voluntary vocational rehabilitation, which may be furnished by an employer or insurance carrier at their option. Also, you may qualify for assistance from the Missouri State Division of Vocational Rehabilitation if, because of your injury, you are unable to return to your former work and you need help finding another line of work. The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation is separate from the Division of Workers` Compensation. Contact the Missouri Division of Vocational Rehabilitation if you need retraining or other help finding suitable work because of an injury or other problem.
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