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15

Jun

2020

vocational rehabilitation counselor

What is a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor?

President Theodore Roosevelt once said, “Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” That sentiment is as true today as it was a century ago.   Work is a vital part of life. Work gives us purpose, it Read More

04

May

2020

vocational evaluation

What Goes Into a Vocational Evaluation?

You may not be very familiar with the concept of a vocational expert. However, a vocational expert is vital to any serious personal injury or disability case.   As you may expect, when someone suffers a severe injury in a car accident, the person must show the jury with tangible evidence Read More

20

Apr

2020

COVID-19 and vocational experts

COVID-19 and Vocational Experts

The world is facing something that has not happened in a century – a pandemic. As you know, this COVID-19 crisis has been nothing short of a massive blow to our economy and our way of life. As such, when all of the dust settles, we as a nation will Read More

06

Dec

2018

injured wyoming worker

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

31

Jul

2018

Catastrophic Injuries Life Care Plans

Life Care Planning for Catastrophic Injuries

Occupational Assessment Services, Inc. (OAS) has recently published an informative video on how a Life Care Plan we prepared helped achieve the largest injury verdict in Wisconsin in 35 years. In this case, a five-year-old boy on a playground passed through an unlocked, open gate—coming into contact with an electrical Read More

22

Feb

2018

total loss of earning capacity

$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

01

Feb

2018

life care plan local cost medical research

The Importance of Life Care Plan Local Cost Medical Research

From the onset of Life Care Planning, the initial group trained by Paul Deutch were instructed to determine the cost of the various items in the Plan by contacting anywhere from three to five medical providers and vendors in the evaluee’s local geographical area. Over the years, Life Care Planners Read More

22

Jan

2018

OAS CLE in East Rutherford

Occupational Assessment Services CLE in East Rutherford NJ Was a Great Success!

Snow and sleet did not keep the attorneys from enjoying the debut presentation of “Building the House of Damages in Cases Between 100K & 300K: Using a Vocational Expert/Life Care Planner & a Medical Billing Expert.” The CLE was held Wednesday, January 17, 2018. Occupational Assessment Services, Inc. (OAS) and Medical Read More

12

Jan

2018

vocational testing in personal injury cases

Establishing Employability: The Importance of Vocational Testing in Personal Injury Cases

A vocational evaluation in personal injury cases usually involves a vocational interview with the plaintiff from which the vocational expert formulates their employability and earning capacity opinions. Few vocational experts have the experience to administer vocational testing with the plaintiff, and thus, are missing an important part of the evaluation. Read More

19

Dec

2017

OAS, Inc Booth

OAS, Inc Booth at Texas Trial Lawyers Association Annual Meeting & CLE Seminar was a Huge Success!!

Occupational Assessment Services (OAS) Inc was a Gold Sponsor at Texas Trial Lawyers Association annual meeting & CLE Seminar. The event was held at Eilan Hotel and Spa in San Antonio, Texas where TTLA attendees had an opportunity to “Meet the Expert” at the OAS Booth. Ed Provder, CRC, CLCP, Read More