When to utilize Vocational Case Management

  • To return injured worker to work
  • When the injured worker has been released to work
  • To assess the status of the injured worker
  • To ascertain the value of the claim
  • To position the claim for resolution
  • Job analysis

Workers’ Compensation Return to Work Hierarchy:

  1. RTW same job/same employer
  2. RTW different job/same employer
  3. Proceed under applicable state laws, i.e. Kachinski or Act 57 in PA

STD/LTD

  • Assessing “own occupation” abilities for Return to Work.
  • Assessing “vocational function” to perform “any occupation” reviews in assisting the claim resolution process.
  • Provide a Second Vocational Evaluation opinion for either the Defense and Plaintiff Counsel during the initial and appeal claim process.

Allegiant Managed Care Vocational Services:

  • Vocational Assessment and Appraisal:
    Our vocational experts complete this task via record review, personal interview, and testing when necessary to ensure all the pertinent vocational information is identified prior to implementing a rehabilitation plan.
  • Job Development and Placement:
    Our vocational experts complete this task via record review, personal interview, and testing when necessary to ensure all the pertinent vocational information is identified prior to implementing a rehabilitation plan.
  • Labor Market Survey:
    Our vocational experts utilize all the accepted principles within the rehabilitation industry and follow the outlined methodologies when detailing open and available employment.
  • Vocational Expert Testimony:
    Our vocational experts utilize all the accepted principles within the rehabilitation industry and follow the outlined methodologies when detailing fitness for employment and available opportunities.  These services are typically employed in general liability, medical disability and other cases that require evaluation for wage loss and loss of function.