30

Mar

2020

life care plan Vs. vocational assessment

Life Care Plan vs. Vocational Assessment, What Are The Differences?

We have all been to those parties when someone asks you “so, what do you do?” Like everyone, you have a standard answer to the question: “I’m in marketing,” or “I’m in manufacturing,” or “I’m a sales associate at X company.” Usually, that satisfies the questioner, and you start to Read More

23

Mar

2020

Disability Hearing

What Is a Vocational Expert and Why is One Present at Your Disability Hearing?

Thank goodness for Google and smartphones. Back in the day, if we got into a disagreement about who won the best picture Oscar back in 1978 (Annie Hall, in case you were wondering, Star Wars was robbed that year), then you would have to hope the right answer would come Read More

16

Mar

2020

Life care plans

The Value of Life Care Plans to Proving Damages in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice Cases

In any personal injury or medical malpractice case, the fundamental goal is to compensate the victim for the injuries he or she has suffered as a result of another’s negligent or reckless conduct. Compensation can come in many forms, including medical expenses, rehabilitation treatments, pain and suffering, lost income, lost Read More

09

Mar

2020

Vocational expert

What Role Does a Vocational Expert Play in My Disability Claim?

You may have filed an application for disability benefits with the Social Security Administration (SSA) and been denied more than once. If that is the case, then you have the right to appeal those denials and have your case heard before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ).   During that appeal process Read More

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