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No VR, No PTD

Work is such an important part of our identity and our lives. A prompt return to work following a work injury has many mental and physical benefits and should be encouraged.


The Department recently agreed with us that an injured workers' medical condition does not preclude him from engaging in vocational rehabilitation (VR) services. Rather, VR services would foster his recuperation. He cannot be considered permanently totally disabled medically or under the odd-lot doctrine because he did not meaningfully participate in VR. Opunui v. Proservice Pacific LLC, Case No. 2-14-02242 (April 26, 2019).

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