Sunday, November 4, 2012

What Is A Qualified Rehabilitation Counselor QRC And How Do I Get One?

What is a QRC?  Qualified Rehabilitation Consultants, also known as a QRCs, are licensed by the state of Minnesota to provide vocational rehabilitation services to injured workers.   You are told that QRC’s are supposed to work in the interests of both the employee and the employer, but you will find that many QRC’s are not truly “independent.”

Most injured workers have an insurance company assigned QRC.  Usually everything starts out fine.  However, the longer you are off of work the sooner you will begin to notice Dr. Jekyll turn into Mr. Hyde.  The QRC will begin pushing the doctor to lessen your restrictions or you will notice the QRC linger in the doctors office after your appointment in order to ask a question they "forgot".   The insurance-company-assigned QRC is not going to be looking out for your interests and by the time you figure it out, it's usually too late. Even if you’ve met with a QRC the insurance company assigned to you, and you’ve signed a Rehabilitation Plan (R-2) in Minnesota,
you have the right to change QRC’s within 60 days without obtaining approval from the insurance company and you don't need a reason.

If your QRC is minimizing your injuries, miscommunicating your symptoms and complaints to the doctor, if you feel like your QRC is pushing your doctor to return you to work too early, or if you feel like your QRC is pressuring your doctor to decrease or remove your restrictions,  call attorney Thomas Atkinson TODAY.  Every day matters and the sooner you call the sooner we can assist you in getting you a fair and helpful QRC

Unfortunately, after 60 days have passed, it can difficult to change QRC’s but it can be done.   The lawyers at Atkinson Law Office and Minnesota Disability have helped hundreds of clients obtain a QRC to properly assist them in their recovery from injury, return to work, or if necessary develop retraining plans.  There is never a fee unless we recover benefits for you and your consultation is absolutely FREE.  Call today at 651-333-3636 or visit our website