20

Oct

2017

reviewing paperwork

What You Need to Know About “Employability and Loss of Earning Capacity Evaluations”

  What is an Employability and Earning Capacity Evaluation? An Employability and Earning Capacity Evaluation will assist the Plaintiff or Defense attorney in objectively documenting the case damages.   What does an Employability and Earning Capacity Evaluation consist of? The Evaluation consists of five components: a thorough records review, a vocational Read More

17

Oct

2017

Occupational-Assessment-Services-Vocational-Experts

Why is it so Important that you Hire an Experienced Life Care Planner for Your Next Catastrophic Injury Case?

A Life Care Plan objectively details the injured person’s long term medical needs. The cost of meeting these needs is researched in the local geographical area where the individual resides and is treated. The costs are compiled into easily understandable charts which can be used as demonstrative evidence at trial. Read More

20

Sep

2017

Don’t Miss OAS Free CLE Seminar on “Using a Vocational Expert/Life Care Planner and Economist in Severe Child Injury Cases” in Saddle Brook, NJ on October 17!

Occupational Assessment Services, Inc. will be hosting a free seminar on “Building the House of Damages: Using a Vocational Expert/Life Care Planner and Economist in Severe Child Injury Cases,” on October 17 in Saddle Brook, NJ. Registration is open now; sign up by clicking the link below:   Date:   Read More

18

Sep

2017

The Anatomy of an $8 Million Structured Settlement – Using a Life Care Plan to Document Damages in a Personal Injury Case

Many personal injury attorneys realize that a Life Care Planner is important in cases of catastrophic injury adult, but neglect to properly include the plan as part of the case damages. A recent case example is William Kim, a 63-year-old married male born in Korea who was involved in an Read More

12

Sep

2017

How to Document the Potential Earning Capacity of Children in Personal Injury Cases

Many personal injury attorneys realize that a Vocational Expert is important to cases of a permanently injured adult but neglect to properly build the house of damages in cases involving children. There are multiple ways of documenting the loss of earning capacity of children. One way to assess the loss Read More

09

Jun

2017

Seminar

California Trial Lawyers Sign Up Now For OAS Free CLE Seminars on June 13th, 14th & 15th!

Occupational Assessment Services, Inc (OAS) will be holding one of their premiere free CLE seminars in three California locations next week. Don’t miss this powerful seminar on Documenting Damages in Personal Injury -Traumatic Brain Injury Cases using a Vocational Expert/Life Care Planner and with Demonstrative Evidence. This is a FREE Read More

01

Jun

2017

Vocational Expert Terms: Understanding Vocational Expert Reports & Testimony

A good forensic vocational expert will be able to explain to the court various important vocational concepts dealing with the ability of the plaintiff to be employed and earn money. Employability is the standard that is discussed by the vocational expert in relation to the plaintiff’s ability to work. Employability Read More

22

May

2017

Mistake #3 – Not Using A Life Care Plan To Document Case Damages In Catastrophic Cases

Life Care Plans detail the many areas that impact the life of a catastrophically injured person. It begins with a review of all medical, educational, and income records. The next step is to conduct an interview with the client and his/her family. This can be done in the disabled person’s Read More

15

May

2017

Win Your Social Security Case: Understanding the Transferability of Skills Analysis – Mistake #2

Since 1964, the Social Security Administration has contracted with Vocational Experts to testify in Social Security Cases. Many of these experts derive substantial income from serving as a witness for the government, and many are far from being “impartial.” The Social Security Administration Law Judges have tilted from granting more Read More

08

May

2017

Win Your Social Security Case: Understanding the Vocational Expert – Mistake #1

Since 1964, the Social Security Administration has contracted with Vocational Experts to testify in Social Security cases. Many of these experts derive substantial income from serving as a witness for the government, and many are far from being “impartial.” The Social Security Administration Law Judges have tilted from granting more Read More