The State of California, industry, and insurance Carriers financially preclude the majority of permanently disabled workmen from rehabilitating themselves. Ironically, unrehabilitated workmen are supported as public charges by both the state and federal taxpayer. This paradox exists nothwithstanding the fact that the economic costs incurred by the state for rehabilitation services are reimbursed by rehabilitants within a three year period. Unrealistic and inadequate laws, perennially tight budgets, ignorance and the system-created reluctance of the working man to accept rehabilitation services are the chief factors preventing these workmen from reentering the labor force. This Article critically explores the California law of workmen's compensation as it relates to vocational rehabilitation and proffers the recommended legislation which would remedy this sad state of affairs.
Kelly W. Bixby,
Workmen's Compensation and Vocational Rehabilitation in California,
San Diego L. Rev.
Available at: https://digital.sandiego.edu/sdlr/vol9/iss4/8