The mission of Department of Industrial Accidents, Office of Education and Vocational Rehabilitation (OEVR) is to assist injured workers who have accepted or established liability under MGL c. 152 to return to meaningful employment through the delivery of vocational rehabilitation services.
To qualify for these services, an injured worker must have residual restrictions due to their work related injury that prohibits a return to his/her pre-injury job. The goal of vocational rehabilitation services delivered to injured workers, under MGL c. 152, § 30, is to return an employee to their pre-injury average weekly wage. OEVR is the overseeing authority for these services. It facilitates agreements to return workers to meaningful and gainful employment with a focus on wage replacement.