Reemployment services are designed to help an injured worker return to work when their work-related injury or illness prevents them from returning to their usual line of work. Reemployment services may include vocational counseling, job-seeking skills training, job analysis, transferable skills analysis, selective job placement, training and education or other services deemed necessary and appropriate to help an injured worker return to work.
An injured employee may request these services from the Division
of Workers' Compensation, Bureau of Employee Assistance and Ombudsman Office. Or, an insurance carrier may voluntarily provide these services. Select the item below that best fits your question about reemployment services to learn more about how you can get back to work.
Although other factors may affect eligibility, you must, at minimum,
To request a screening, go to the Injured Employee Web Portal at https://wcres.fldfs.com/resportal/ieweb/ielogin.aspx. The application may take as long as an hour to complete. Before applying, you will need the following information:
Upon receipt of a completed "Request for Screening", your case will be assigned to a case manager who will:
Upon receipt of sufficient information, the case manager will conduct a Vocational Assessment. The outcome of the vocational assessment will determine which services, if any, you are eligible to receive.
The Reemployment Services program offers a multitude of services to injured employees. These can include vocational counseling, job seeking skills training, resume writing, job placement, a vocational evaluation and training and education.
The Workers' Compensation law requires the following factors be considered when determining a return to work plan: age, education, work history, transferrable skills, previous occupation, injury, and average weekly wage at the time of injury.
The Reemployment Services staff conducts a vocational assessment to determine which services you are eligible to receive. If additional information is needed after the assessment, you will be referred for a vocational evaluation. The purpose of the vocational evaluation is to determine which services are necessary to help you return to suitable gainful employment. If a vocational evaluation is conducted, the recommendations of the evaluation will be reviewed to determine the best plan for returning you to suitable gainful employment.
If you have additional questions, please contact the Reemployment Services Team by phone at (800) 342-1741, option 4 or by email at email@example.com.