Determining Loss of Earnings in the Loss of One Eye Case

The loss of any body part is a traumatic experience for anyone. A vocational expert can assist the jury in illustrating how the loss of vision in one-eye can impact on the individual’s ability to work. It...

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...

The Importance of a Transferability Skills Analysis from a Vocational Expert in Personal Injury Cases

When an employee suffers a personal injury the injured employee’s attorney must prove that the injuries are serious enough to have left the employee either less capable or incapable of performing his or her work,...

The employment outlook has been a bit shaky for years, and although the job market has been improving late, scores of small and large companies have been laying off employees since the “Great Recession” began...

The Value of a Vocational Expert in Social Security Disability Cases

According to the Council for Disability Awareness, claims for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) rose sharply in 2009. One reason for this may be the economic recession that began in 2007. A 2014 survey showed that...

Jeff Landers, a divorce financial advisor and contributor to Forbes magazine, suggests that people going through a divorce should have a solid “divorce team” to help them through the process, including a divorce attorney, a...

The Value of a Vocational Expert in Wrongful Death Cases

Wrongful death cases are awful. Whenever anyone loses his or her life due to the negligence of another person or a corporation, it is tremendously sad.   But what if the loss of a loved one...

When a person suffers a serious personal  injury, it may be obvious to those around him or her. The injured person may have suffered a spinal cord injury, no longer be able to walk or...

Laying a Medical Foundation for a Vocational Expert Opinions

Following a serious injury–such as spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, or other catastrophic injuries—questions about whether the injured person will be able to maintain employment and earn enough money to take care of him-...

Brain injuries generally lead to other disabilities and health complications such as weakness, paralysis, spasticity, or loss of balance. A life care planner will take these associated disabilities into consideration when creating a life care plan,...