FAQ’s


 

  1. What is an Employability and Earnings Capacity Evaluation?
    An Employability and Earnings Capacity Evaluation will assist the Plaintiff or Defense attorney to objectively document the case damages.

 

  1. What does an Employability and Earning Capacity Evaluation consist of?
    What does an Employability and Earning Capacity Evaluation consist of?’,’It consists of five parts which are; document review, vocational diagnostic interview; work and transferable skills analysis and vocational testing which combine to reach an opinion as to the disabled persons employability and earning capacity.

 

  1. When do I need an Employability and Earning Capacity Evaluation?
    When the individuals injuries impact on the persons ability to work and earn money. If an individual can no longer return to their prior work or is unemployed due to the residuals of their injuries then an evaluation is necessary and beneficial to either Plaintiff or Defense attorney’s.

 

  1. What type of cases should an Employability and Earning Capacity Evaluation be performed on?
    On Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Slip and Fall, Premises Liability, Automobile or Workplace accidents. We also perform evaluations in Social Security Disability, Workers Compensation, Matrimonial and Wrongful Termination cases.

 

  1. What type of injuries should an Employability and Earning Capacity Evaluation be performed on?
    Low back injuries, neck injuries, spinal cord injuries , severe non-healing fractures, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, brain injuries, loss of vision, burns, psychiatric and psychological trauma. These injuries must have a severe impact on an individuals ability to perform their prior work or any other type of work activities.

 

  1. What do I need to have a Employability and Earning Capacity Evaluation done?
    Hospital records especially discharged summaries and operative reports, treating and examining physicians reports, work records and wage information such as W-2 wage statements or Income Tax Returns.

 

  1. How long does it take to perform an evaluation and obtain a report?
    A vocational evaluation takes about two to three hours to complete. After the evaluation is performed a report takes from four to six weeks. However under Rush situations we have been able to complete a report in 24 hours.

 

  1. What happens when my case goes to trial and I need an expert witness?
    Provder’s testimony as Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor and Employability Expert has been accepted in numerous state and federal courts in New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Illinois and Florida. His office will assist you in developing a direct examination so that the damages part of your case can go smoothly. At the time of testimony, Mr. Provder will be extremely knowledgeable in your case as well as bring customized exhibits to court to educate the jury regarding the damages part of your case.

 

LIFE CARE PLAN EVALUATIONS


 

  1. What is a Life Care Plan Evaluation?
    A Life Care Plan will assist the Plaintiff or Defense attorney to objectively document the case damages where a person has sustained Catastrophic injuries?

 

  1. What does a Life Care Plan consist of?
    It consists of seven parts which are; document review, home visit, Life Care Plan Interview, an assessment as to the impact of the persons injuries on their activities of daily living, the formulation of an objectively detailed assessment of their needs, and research as to the cost of required items in the client´s geographical area. The above combines to have the Life Care Planner reach an opinion as to the disabled persons needs. The Life Care Plan also includes an Employability and Loss of Earning Capacity evaluation.

 

  1. When do I need a Life Care Plan Evaluation?
    When the individual´s injuries are so severe that they will impact on the persons ability to perform their activities of daily living. If an individual uses a cane, walker, or wheelchair for mobility, they will require a Life Care Plan. When a client already receives home care assistance either from a family member or a home care agency, a Life Care Plan evaluation is necessary and beneficial to either Plaintiff or Defense attorney´s.

 

  1. What type of cases should a Life Care Plan Evaluation be performed on?
    On Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Slip and Fall, Premises Liability, Automobile or Workplace accidents.

 

  1. What type of injuries should a Life Care Plan Evaluation be performed on?
    Life Care Planning Services are important in documenting the damages in cases where an individual has sustained a Catastrophic Injury such as: Spinal Cord injuries, Paraplegia, Quadriplegia, Brain Damaged Babies, Cerebral Palsy, Severe Brain Injuries, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, Back or Neck Injury with Chronic Pain Syndrome, Amputations, Severe Loss of Hearing, Psychiatric or Psychological Trauma, AIDS, Blindness, and Severe Burns. These injuries must have a severe impact on an individual´s ability to perform their activities of daily living.

 

  1. What do I need to have a Life Care Plan Evaluation done?
    Hospital records especially discharged summaries and operative reports, medical bills, treating and examining physicians reports, work records and wage information such as W-2 wage statements or Income Tax Returns.

 

  1. How long does it take to perform an evaluation and obtain a report?
    A Life Care Plan takes about three hours to complete the initial Life Care Plan evaluation interview. After the evaluation is performed, a report takes from four to six weeks which involves 30-50 hours of research. However, under Rush situations we have been able to complete a report in a week.

 

  1. What happens when my case goes to trial and I need an expert witness?
    Provder´s testimony as Rehabilitation Counselor, Life Care Planner, and Employability Expert has been accepted in numerous state and federal courts in New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Illinois and Florida. His office will assist you in developing a direct examination so that the damage´s part of your case can go smoothly. At the time of testimony, Mr. Provder will be extremely knowledgeable in your case, schedule a consultation with you to discuss his testimony, and will bring customized exhibits to court to educate the jury regarding the damage´s part of your case.