A work-related injury or illness can be a devastating event for a worker and the worker’s family. The potential negative impact for lost income and benefits can be great. It is the goal of the Rehabilitation Division to help injured workers return to the workplace. The target is to return workers to positions that are near or at “pre-injury” status and wage. We provide these services at no extra cost to employer, insurer, or employee. Commission staff also helps workers explore alternative employment when a status return is not possible. This development includes in-depth transferable skills analysis, vocational exploration, and job placement identification.
The Rehabilitation Division utilizes an automated Rehabilitation Case Management System (RCMS) to communicate with medical providers, sureties, and employers. An electronic referral form is available online for any business or individual to access.
The Idaho Industrial Commission offers rehabilitation services to Idaho workers injured on the job in Idaho. If you have been injured at work, our professional rehabilitation staff can help injured employees in many ways, including:
- Determining the physical requirements of your work
- Developing job modifications to accommodate restrictions from a disability
- Working with your time-of-injury employer to develop alternative work opportunities
- Working with your physician to determine your ability to return to work
- Help develop new work goals if you cannot return to your old job
Rehabilitation consultants do not work for insurance companies, attorneys, or other groups involved in the workers’ compensation process. Our consultants serve as neutral third parties who are objective in providing you with return to work assistance. Brochures on how rehabilitation benefits injured workers and how rehabilitation benefits employers, are available online.
Assists injured workers to maximize their medical recovery while facilitating an early return to employment, which is as close as possible to the worker’s pre-injury wage and status.
The rehabilitation services of the Industrial Commission are provided to injured workers at no charge. We do not charge the employee, the employer, or the insurer. Rehabilitation services are funded by a tax collected from workers’ compensation premiums.
We accept referrals from:
- Self-referrals – To have a staff member contact you for referral click here and fill out the form.
- Referring Parties:
To receive rehabilitation services, send a completed Rehab referral form, by mail or fax, to the Industrial Commission office nearest to the injured worker. Completed forms can also be emailed.