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Jun

2015

vocational evaluation experts, life care planning services, long term disability care

A Life Care Plan from OAS Can Help Maximize Value in a Catastrophic Injury Case

Whether you are a Plaintiff or Defense attorney handling a case involving a catastrophic injury with permanent damages, utilizing the services of an experienced Life Care Planning Expert can make a world of difference in achieving a favorable result on behalf of your client. In cases where an individual sustains Read More

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Mar

2015

Four Types of Economic Damages in a Personal Injury Case: Using a Vocational Expert/Life Care Planner!

Many personal injury attorneys do not realize how a Vocational Rehabilitation Expert can assist them in fully establishing the damages in a personal injury case in which the Plaintiff has been permanently injured. Most frequently, Vocational Experts are used by attorneys who want to assess how a Plaintiff’s injuries affect Read More

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Feb

2015

Win More of Your Social Security Disability Cases: How Hiring Your Own Vocational Experts Can Help You – #2

The grant rate for Social Security Cases has decreased from 70% in the 1970’s to 45% currently. One method to increase the grant rate is to retain your own Vocational Expert. In the second series of these blogs, I will point out areas where the OAS Vocational Experts can assist Read More

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Feb

2015

How to Document the Economic Damages in a Personal Injury Case; When Do You Need a Vocational Expert?

Since the 1960’s Vocational Experts have been used by attorneys who want to assess how a Plaintiff’s injuries affect their ability to work and earn money.  These hard damages are crucial in objectively determining the verdict amount. What is an Employability & Earning Capacity Evaluation?  It is an evaluation conducted Read More

17

Feb

2015

How to Determine Spousal Earnings in Family Law Cases – Part 1

Vocational Experts are increasingly being used by Matrimonial attorneys to evaluate a spouse’s earning capacity. An Employability expert’s testimony can be used to lower alimony payments to spouses.   Employability experts have extensive experience in placing individuals in jobs given their age, education, past work experience, previously learned skills and Read More

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Feb

2015

How to Document TDIU in Veteran’s Disability Cases

There are more than 4 million individuals receiving Veteran’s Compensation benefits.  Many of these individuals are severely disabled and are unable to work. Due to the complicated rules and regulations of the Veteran’s Administration it is hard for a deserving Veteran to receive a 100% disability rating.  In order to Read More

11

Feb

2015

How Hiring Your Own Vocational Expert Can Help You Win More of Your Social Security Disability Cases – #1

  Since Kerner v. Flemming, 283 F.2d 916 (2d Cir. 1960), Vocational Experts, professionals who are educated, trained, skilled in job placement and knowledgeable about labor market conditions, have been asked to formulate vocational opinions about specific job opportunities of a person based on their age, education, background, work experience, Read More