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29

Nov

2016

life care plan, life care planning services, life care plan in personal injury cases, legal services, vocational experts, vocational evaluations, life care plan research, plaintiff medical care, occupational assessment services

The Importance of Live Research in Life Care Plans in Personal Injury Cases

A Life Care Plan documents the cost of long term medical care for Plaintiffs that have sustained Catastrophic or Chronic injuries. These costs are testified in front of a jury to educate and illustrate the future costs that the Plaintiff will sustain due to their injuries. In the 1982 publication Read More

07

Oct

2016

Continuing Legal Education Seminar, CLE Seminar Dallas, CLE Seminar Houston, CLE Seminar Texas, Free Continung Legal Education Seminar, Vocational Experts, Life Care Planner, Life Care Planning Seminar, Vocational Expert Seminar

Popular CLE Seminar, “Building The House Of Damages” Is Coming To Dallas and Houston

Occupational Assessment Services, Inc’s President, Ed Provder, will be teaming up with respected Economist, Thomas Roney for an information-packed and highly relevant CLE seminar. This complimentary CLE seminar is titled “Building the House of Damages: Using an Economist & Vocational Expert/ Life Care Planner in Severe Child Injury Cases and Read More

26

Sep

2016

family law, divorce law, divorce litigation, legal services, expert witness, employability evaluation, vocational expert, earning capacity assessment, occupational assessment services

What Constitutes a Reasonable Job Search in Family Law Cases?

Employability Experts are being increasingly used by Matrimonial attorneys to evaluate an under-employed spouse’s earning capacity. A Vocational Expert’s testimony can be used to lower alimony payments to spouses. One of the questions answered by the Vocational Expert is: “has the spouse made a reasonable effort, or conducted a reasonable Read More

22

Sep

2016

Premises Liability Case – School Yard Shooting – PTSD – $5 Million Settlement

Janice Jones was the lone survivor of a 2007 school yard shooting during which she witnessed the killing of three of her friends and her brother, resulting in a severe psychiatric impairment. Ms. Jones was a college sophomore on spring break at the time of the shootings. She was sexually Read More

19

Sep

2016

occupational assessment services, vocational evaluation, vocational expert, legal services, cle courses, caala las vegas, expert testimony

Attorney Christopher P. Brandes Wins OAS Royal Caribbean Cruise Raffle!

Occupational Assessment Services Inc., The One Source for Vocational Expert & Life Care Planning Services in the Los Angeles/Southern California area, held a raffle at the 2016 CAALA Convention in Las Vegas, giving away a $1,000 certificate towards a Royal Caribbean Cruise to a lucky winner. A big congratulation goes out to Read More

12

Sep

2016

vocational expert, vocational expert services, earning capacity report, earning capacity assessment, establishing damages in personal injury cases, damages, occupational assessment services

Using a Vocational Expert to Establish Pre & Post Injury Earning Capacity in Personal Injury Cases

Many personal injury attorneys do not realize that one of the most important roles a Vocational Expert can perform is to establish the plaintiff’s pre-injury earning capacity. Many Vocational Experts routinely use the plaintiff’s actual earnings to establish their pre-injury earning capacity. However, many times, this figure does not accurately Read More

16

Aug

2016

vocational evaluations, life care planning services, vocational expert services, video conferencing for employability evaluations, video conferencing for vocational evaluations, occupational assessment services

Video Conferencing for Employability & Life Care Plan Evaluations in Personal Injury Cases

There are about 300 Certified Vocational Experts and about the same number of Certified Life Care Planners in the United States who perform Personal Injury evaluations. The paucity of vocational experts translates to about six Vocational or Life Care Planning experts per state, with few in rural areas. Prior to Read More

10

Aug

2016

life care plans, life care planning services, occupational assessment services, vocational experts, personal injury litigation, expert witnesses

Life Care Plan Expert Overcomes Challenge to his Methodology in NJ State Court

A Life Care Plan is an important document that is instrumental in assessing the lifetime care and medical needs of a severely injured individual. As important as this document is in telling the full story of what an individual or family are up against in terms of the future care Read More

02

Aug

2016

earning capacity, vocational experts, vocational evaluations, earning capacity assessment, divorce law, services for matrimonial lawyers, occupational assessment services, employability assessment

Determining the Earning Capacity of the Unemployed Spouse in Family Law Cases

Vocational Experts are rehabilitation professionals who are knowledgeable in the local labor market. Many have a Master’s degree and most have served as an expert for the U.S. Government, Social Security Administration. In order to determine the earnings of an unemployed spouse or “house husband,” increasingly, these experts are being Read More

26

Jul

2016

occupational assessment services, employability evaluation, vocational evaluation, vocational expert services, employability experts, expert witness for personal injury lawyer

Distracted Driver Case – Awarded $865,000 in Austin, Texas

A plaintiff was seriously injured in a bicycle accident on May 1, 2013 when a driver, who was texting & driving, hit the bicyclist. The accident resulted in the plaintiff suffering serious neck, mid-back, and low back injuries. He also sustained a head injury despite wearing a helmet. The plaintiff Read More