What To Do If You’ve Suffered A Brain Injury And Want To Return To Work
A few years ago, I had a TBI client who was injured while driving a bus. After his injury, he tried to return back to his bus driving job. The problem was he was finding himself getting lost on routes and not sure where to go. Ultimately, he had to quit.
The good news is we were able to get him some therapy to help with his traumatic brain injury and last we checked, he was back driving a bus and in a much better place.
What Is The Texas Workforce Commission?
The Texas Workforce Commission is a state agency, which has a particular branch called the Vocational Rehabilitation Services. Their mandate is to provide services to people with physical or cognitive disabilities, which include TBI victims.
This service is available for adults and minors who are able to work at the appropriate age. For adults, specifically, if the adult has a behavioral or health condition, then the adult is eligible for the services. Many times a victim of TBI will fit this definition and can get some help.
To contact the Vocational Rehabilitation Services, call them at 1-800-628-5115. They will direct you to the local office where you can try to get some help.
If you have any questions, feel free to email me. If I can’t help you, I may be able to point you in the right direction so that the TBI victim can return to work. It not just about money for the brain injury victim, but also to restore some of their dignity that comes with returning to work.
By Chris Brasure
Brasure Law Firm, PLLC was founded by Chris Brasure in 2006. His legal accomplishments are diverse and numerous. He is a fellow with the Texas Bar Foundation, was a delegate in the American Bar Association House of Delegates and holds a BA in political science and speech communication from Baylor University. He then went on to obtain his law degree from Baylor University Law School. Chris believes that education is absolutely critical to one’s success, so his firm now offers The Brasure Law Firm Scholarship to give back to the community and to help students who are seeking to pursue a higher education.