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18

May

2020

disability hearing vocational experts

Case Study: The Weight of a Disability Hearing Vocational Expert’s Testimony

Sometimes the best and easiest way to learn about something is to experience it yourself. You cannot learn to drive by watching a car race, and you cannot learn to draw by going to an art gallery.   Accordingly, when it comes to understanding what a vocational expert does, and how Read More

11

May

2020

Vocational specialist

You Need a Vocational Specialist for Both Spouses In a Divorce, Here’s Why

As a practicing family lawyer, you know that among the many things that need to be sorted out in a divorce, a major piece is spousal maintenance and child support. The number that you arrive at for those matters in your divorce cases depends on the earning capacity of each 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

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

12

Dec

2018

trucker secure $3.38 million verdict

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

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

19

Feb

2018

building the house of damages

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 the 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 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