03

Jan

2019

Divorce Law Changes 2019

How Trump Tax Law Effects Alimony in Family Law Cases

Beginning January 1, 2019, President Trump’s tax reform eliminated the tax deduction for alimony payments, and only divorce settlements reached before the last day of 2018 will allow a tax break for alimony payments according to the GOP tax reform bill passed in December 2017.  This will result in larger Read More

12

Dec

2018

OAS Secures Settlement for Trucker

OAS, Inc. Helps Trucker Secure $3.38 Million Verdict

A jury in Hillsborough County, Florida recently awarded a verdict of $3.38 million to a self-employed commercial truck driver who suffered career-ending injuries after a collision with a dump truck owned by a local commercial contractor. A detailed article on the verdict appears here. The Incident The driver—a 49-year-old self-employed Read More

06

Dec

2018

Nationwide Vocational Expert

OAS Helps Injured Wyoming Worker Secure $10 Million Verdict

Earlier this year, a jury in Wyoming awarded a 51-year-old power plant supervisor from Rock Springs a $10 million verdict following a two-week trial. They determined negligence on the part of both hospital staff and his attending physician contributed to the emergency amputation of both his legs just four days Read More

30

Nov

2018

Ed Provder Presentation On Damages

Ed Provder Gives Presentation on Damages at Litigation at Sunrise

On November 16th, Ed Provder, founder and President of Occupational Assessment Services, Inc. (OAS), told a full audience at Litigation at Sunrise how a vocational assessment helps litigators recover maximum damages in injury cases. A link to his presentation is available below. [DAMAGES: Building the House of Damages Using a Read More

27

Nov

2018

Employment Law

The Use of Employability Experts in Employment Law Cases

The use of a Vocational Expert is widely used to objectively assess an evaluee’s employability and/or earning capacity in many types of cases. The assessment and documentation of the employability of persons who have been wrongfully terminated or sexually harassed is an important part of the damages in employment law Read More

21

Nov

2018

Veterans file Lawsuit

Mentally Ill Veterans Denied VA Benefits Can Proceed with Class Action Lawsuit

Navy and Marine Corps veterans who developed Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) following their service in Afghanistan and Iraq can now file suit against the military that has denied them Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits. The decision follows a recent ruling by a senior judge in the U.S. District Court. A detailed Read More

24

Sep

2018

TDIU Help for Veterans

A Vocational Evaluation Can Help Veterans Receive TDIU

Occupational Assessment Services, Inc. (OAS) has recently published an informative video on the nearly 4 million individuals who receive Veteran’s Compensation benefits for “service-connected” disabilities. Such disabilities result from disease or injury incurred or aggravated during active military service. Many of these veterans are severely disabled and are unable to Read More

11

Sep

2018

Employability Evaluations

Video: Employability Evaluations

Occupational Assessment Services, Inc. (OAS) has recently published an informative video on how even experienced plaintiff or defense attorneys often may not fully understand how to document damages in personal injury cases. In most personal injury, medical malpractice, or product liability cases which result in permanent injury; the most important Read More

28

Aug

2018

$24 Million Settlement for Spinal Cord Injury

Video: Life Care Plan Helps Secure $24 million settlement in Spinal Cord Injury Case

Occupational Assessment Services, Inc. (OAS) has recently published an informative video on how a Life Care Plan we prepared helped achieve a verdict of $24 million in a spinal cord injury case. In this case, a 21-year-old college graduate trained in personnel management and employed by an insurance company was Read More

24

Aug

2018

Worker Settlement Case

OAS Plays Critical Role in $3.69M Worker Settlement Case

OAS recently provided a comprehensive Life Care Plan that helped render a $3.69 million dollar settlement for a worker injured on the job. The Plaintiff was assisting with electrical repairs at a warehouse in South Plainfield on Feb. 20, 2014, when he was hit with an arc flash explosion. He Read More