When workers have a work accident or contract an occupational disease, they are entitled to rehabilitation services if they need them. This is an important step toward returning to work that facilitates the worker's social and work reintegration.
Personal rehabilitation plan
A personal rehabilitation plan may include, depending on the worker’s needs, a physical, social and vocational rehabilitation program. A CNESST rehabilitation counsellor prepares and implements the plan with the cooperation of the worker and, for certain measures, the employer.
Each type of rehabilitation program has very specific objectives.
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Changes to the personal rehabilitation plan
If the worker disregards or refuses a measure included in the personal rehabilitation plan, they must explain their reasons to the counsellor. If the counsellor considers the reasons to be valid, they may adjust the plan. If not, they will inform the CNESST, which might reduce or suspend payment of the worker's income replacement indemnity.