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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

19

Feb

2018

The Importance of a Life Care Plan

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

01

Feb

2018

Importance of Life Care Plan

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

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

14

Feb

2017

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Occupational Assessment Services, Inc. Introduces Medical Billing Analysts, A New OAS Company

Occupational Assessment Services, Inc. is excited to introduce a new company, Medical Billing Analysts. MBA performs medical bill review and audit services to establish Usual, Customary, and Reasonable (UCR) rates for all medical expenses incurred by the injured party. Through meticulous analysis of past medical charges, we will determine total Read More

17

Jan

2017

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The Role of a Vocational Expert’s Testimony in Personal Injury Cases

Since Kerner v. Flemming, 283 F.2d 916 (2d Cir. 1960), Vocational Expert Testimony has been offered in Social Security Disability cases to formulate vocational opinions about specific job opportunities available to a person based on their age, education, background, work experience, and medical condition in response to an Administrative Law Read More

22

Sep

2016

Your Vocational Expert & Life Care Planner Nationwide – Offices in NY, NJ, CT, PA, GA, FL, TX, NV & CA. OAS specializes in working with the plaintiff or defense attorney to assist in objectively documenting the economic damages in a case. From the initial referral to the trial testimony, OAS works with the retaining attorney so that the damages of the case can be objectively and efficiently presented. We strongly believe in the importance of a clear and understandable presentation of the facts.

Premises Liability Case – School Yard Shooting – PTSD – $5 Million Settlement

Janice Jones was the lone survivor of a 2007 school yard shooting during which she witnessed the killing of three of her friends and her brother, resulting in a severe psychiatric impairment. Ms. Jones was a college sophomore on spring break at the time of the shootings. She was sexually Read More

12

Sep

2016

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Using a Vocational Expert to Establish Pre & Post Injury Earning Capacity in Personal Injury Cases

Many personal injury attorneys do not realize that one of the most important roles a Vocational Expert can perform is to establish the plaintiff’s pre-injury earning capacity. Many Vocational Experts routinely use the plaintiff’s actual earnings to establish their pre-injury earning capacity. However, many times, this figure does not accurately Read More