17

Jul

2018

Why Use a Life Care Plan?

Occupational Assessment Services, Inc. (OAS) has recently published an informative video detailing how and why attorneys who represent clients with serious physical injuries may choose a life care plan for their clients.     Examples of such injuries include: Spinal Cord Injury Paralysis Amputation Birth Trauma Brain Damage Head Trauma Read More

23

May

2018

NJAJ Boardwalk 2018 Was a Great Success!

There was a lot of buzz around our three prime location booths at the highly successful Boardwalk 2018 in Atlantic City! Our staff came out in numbers and we were all incredibly active, having greeted countless clients, some of whom who filled out testimonials for our $500 poker chip raffle. Read More

17

Apr

2018

Using an Economist Instead of a Rehabilitation Expert

There appears to be some confusion among attorneys with regard to the difference between a Rehabilitation Expert and an Economist. A Rehabilitation Expert has been trained to evaluate the needs of the Catastrophically Disabled person and to research the costs required to develop Life Care Plans. The Rehabilitation Expert will not Read More

21

Mar

2018

We Have Rescheduled The 3/21/18 Mock Trial CLE Seminar

Occupational Assessment Services and Sobel Tinari Economics Group have RESCHEDULED the March 21, 2018 MOCK TRIAL CLE Seminar to Tuesday, April 24, 2018 As a courtesy, if you had already registered to attend the 3/21/18 Mock Trial and wish confirm for the 4/24/18 Mock Trial, please email Marketing@oasinc.org. Topic:  Mock Trial – Direct & Cross Examination Read More

06

Mar

2018

The Need for Vocational Experts to Document Total Disability and Individual Unemployability (TDIU) in Veterans’ Disability Cases

The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a government run military benefit system responsible for administering programs and benefits to Veterans, their families, and survivors.  VA regulations state that “all Veterans who are unable to secure and follow a ‘substantial gainful occupation’ by reason of a service-connected disability Read More

26

Feb

2018

Don’t Miss OAS Free CLE Seminar on “MOCK TRIAL: Direct & Cross Examination of an Employability/Life Care Plan Expert & Economist at Trial” in Iselin, NJ on March 21st! Occupational Assessment

Occupational Assessment Services, Inc. and Sobel Tinari Economics Group will be co-hosting a free dinner & CLE seminar on “MOCK TRIAL: Direct & Cross Examination of an Employability/Life Care Plan Expert & Economist at Trial,” on March 21st in Iselin, NJ. Registration is open now; sign up by clicking the Read More

22

Feb

2018

$1.175 Million Settlement Due to Establishment of Total Loss of Earning Capacity by Using a Vocational Expert

Many personal injury attorneys overlook a significant amount of case damages by not considering the injured person’s employability and earning capacity. Mr. Brown had been employed for over 20 years as a Heavy Equipment Operator when he sustained injuries to his neck due to a motor vehicle accident. At the Read More

19

Feb

2018

Building The House Of Damages In Personal Injury Cases – The Importance Of Having A Medical Foundation

The largest dollar amount in a personal injury case is usually the plaintiff’s inability to work and resultant loss of earning capacity.  This is extremely important in proving the damages part of a small, medium, or large case.  Therefore, an expert knowledgeable in rehabilitation, as well as the vocational implications Read More

15

Feb

2018

Don’t Monkey Around: The Use of Standard Methodology to Determine Employability in Personal Injury Cases

A clerical worker slips and falls, injuring his lower back.  He returns to work for six months and then stops work.  The Vocational Expert with over 40 years of experience determines that the Plaintiff is not employable.  The examination of the Defendant Vocational Expert, after vocational testing, determines the Plaintiff Read More

12

Feb

2018

The Importance of Using a Rehabilitation Counselor as a Life Care Planner

There are primarily three professionals who develop Life Care Plans for the severely disabled:  Rehabilitation Counselors, Rehabilitation Nurses, and Physiatrists.  While all professions have been trained to work with the catastrophically impaired, only the Rehabilitation Counselor’s expertise involves projecting the individual’s needs over their Life Expectancy. In addition, most Life Read More