A Qualified Rehabilitation Consultant (QRC) should be assigned when an employee is unable to return to full work within a certain time after the injury, usually about 3 months. The injured worker has the right to select the QRC, and to change the QRC within 60 days of when the rehabilitation plan is filed. The QRC’s duties are spelled out in a rehabilitation plan signed by the employee, employer and insurer. Those duties may include assisting with medical appointments, communicating with the parties and doctors  about restrictions and efforts to return to work, coordinating job search activities, developing a retraining plan or other vocational training, and other efforts to return the injured worker to a job that pays as close as possible to the pre-injury average weekly wage.