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Jan

2018

OAS is Hosting a New Jersey CLE on Wednesday 1/17/18. Sign Up Now!

Occupational Assessment Services, Inc. (OAS) and Medical Billing Analysts (MBA) are excited to host their CLE titled “Building the House of Damages in Cases Between 100K & 300K: Using a Vocational Expert/Life Care Planner & a Medical Billing Expert” on Wednesday, January 17.   The event will be held at Read More

07

Dec

2017

Stop by the OAS Booth at the Texas Trial Lawyers Association’ Annual Meeting and CLE Seminar in San Antonio!

Don’t forget to come stop by Occupational Assessment Services booth where will be raffling off multiple prizes including: Mack Brown Signed Autographed Texas Longhorns Logo Football Bottle of Don Julio 1942 Tequila with a deluxe presentation box! Ed Provder, CRC, CLRC, D-ABVE, Vocational Consultant & Life Care Planning/Vocational Assessment Expert, will Read More

03

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

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

11

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

29

Dec

2014

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Common Mistakes Defendants Make Regarding Damages in Personal Injury Cases: Lost Earnings Projections

Dr. Patrick Gaughan, a forensic economist with Economatrix, discusses ten common mistakes that the defense may make during the damages portion of a personal injury case. We’re exploring these ten mistakes in a series of five blogs this week.   Mistake #7: “Lost Earnings that are Projected at Too High Read More

19

Dec

2014

Documenting a Reasonable Job Search in Employment Law Cases

In an employment law case, such as a case involving a claim of wrongful termination, retaliation, or discrimination, the plaintiff must “mitigate” any economic losses he or she has suffered due to the job loss. Typically, the loss can be attributed primarily to lost wages. Lost benefits like health insurance Read More

12

Dec

2014

Calculating Work Life Expectancy for an Older Injured Person in a Personal Injury Case

Experiencing a personal injury is always difficult, and may even result in tremendous changes in the injured person’s life, including his or her ability to keep working.   If an older person is injured, that may add some additional concerns. Older people are less likely to keep working for an extended Read More

10

Dec

2014

The “5-Point Physical Demand Scale” in Personal Injury Cases

When a person is injured, the ability of the injured person to continue to perform his or her job often becomes an issue. If the injured person claims a disability that prevents him or her from performing a job, the injured person may have to prove this in court. In Read More