Am I required to submit to a vocational interview?

For individuals who have suffered injuries after June 24, 1996, the Act grants employers the right to insist that you undergo a vocational interview. However, you should not undergo an interview unless an attorney represents you and is present for the vocational interview. Generally, your employer or its insurance company will request a vocational interview as the first step in an attempt to relieve itself of the obligation to pay wage-loss benefits to you. Therefore, it is essential that you have secured the services of an experienced workers’ compensation attorney before participating in a vocational interview.