Many times when workers are injured, it can be a while before they are able to return to their place of employment.
Some injuries might even cause lifelong disability, so it is important that workers receive as much help as possible. Fortunately, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has created a new program that will help injured workers return to the workforce. The OhioMeansJobs program will provide workers with job placement services, online employment boards and additional career training.
Workers unable to return to their previous position can utilize the program to find new jobs and learn additional skills. Instead of being unable to work again, the OhioMeansJobs program will help injured workers find an occupation that allows them to work in spite of having disabilities.
In addition to providing education and job placement services, the program will serve as a means of networking for injured workers and will host regular job fairs throughout the state.
To help boost the rate of job placements, the program will also offer incentives to employers hiring from the OhioMeansJobs program.
Can All Workers Benefit From OhioMeansJobs?
Some workers will have severe injuries, making it difficult to consider returning to work for a long time. For example, some workers receive severe traumatic brain injuries or spinal cord injuries that can cause permanent health complications.
In some cases, injured workers can find additional options by contacting a workers’ comp attorney. Workers’ comp attorneys can help injured workers find options for receiving workers’ compensation or disability benefits.
Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC – Columbus Workers’ Comp Attorneys