Virginia Vocational Experts
We have extensive experience in working with Plaintiff and Defense attorneys in Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Product Liability, Motor Vehicle Accident, and Slip and Fall cases.
We also have expertise in providing evaluations in Wrongful Termination, Sexual Harassment or Discrimination, Social Security Disability and Workers Compensation Cases.
No other Rehabilitation Expert has been involved where settlements or verdicts have been more than 1 million dollars. In the year 2006, we provided Life Care Plans in two cases where juries reached a verdict of over 40 million dollars.
OAS Additional Services:
- Earning Capacity Assessment
- Transferability-of-Skills Analysis
- Expert Deposition or Court Testimony
- Demonstrative Evidence for Economic Damages
OAS handles the following types of cases:
- Personal Injury
- Matrimonial/Divorce Cases
- Wrongful Termination, Discrimination & Harassment
- Social Security Disability
- Workers’ Compensation
Many attorneys fail to realize the importance of damages in a case. Sometimes, all emphasis and energies are placed in the initial hurdle of liability, and the impact of the injury on the client’s ability to work and earn money is ignored. A good damages preparation may help to strengthen a case once liability has been established.
OAS vocational experts are used in a wide variety of cases. Our expertise can benefit personal injury, medical malpractice, product liability, workers’ compensation, matrimonial, age discrimination, and wrongful termination cases.
Many attorneys do not know when they need the aid of a vocational expert. The attorney must consider such questions as:
- What are the consequences of the injuries on the client’s ability to function?
- How will these injuries affect the client’s ability to work?
- Will the client’s ability to earn money be affected?
The answers to these questions will determine the necessity of retaining an OAS vocational expert.
In personal injury cases, attorneys know that they have a “substantial” case if the obstacle of liability can be overcome and if there is sufficient coverage. However, few attorneys are cognizant of how they can document damages in an objective and meaningful way that justifies their demand to the defense or the insurance company.
OAS vocational experts have been used by attorneys to bridge the gap between medical evidence relating to the disability, and economic reports that project damages into the future. Expertise in the areas of rehabilitation, employability, and earning capacity allow an OAS rehabilitation expert to support and enhance testimony of medical and economic experts, and to educate the jury as to the impact of the injury on a person’s employability and earning capacity.
An attorney should use an OAS vocational expert for three reasons:
• To determine the worth of the case
• To move the case toward settlement by justifying the amount of the demand
• To objectively document the case damages at time of trial
An Occupational Assessment Services (OAS) Vocational Evaluation or Life Care Plan enables the attorney to present the damages to the jury in a clear, concise, and demonstrative manner.
Contact OAS at 1-800-292-1919 and hire us as your vocational evaluation and life care plan expert. We’ll assist you in determining the amount of earning capability
Occupational Assessment Services has been performing forensic evaluations in matrimonial cases for over twenty five years. Our work has led to a greater documentation of the earnings of underemployed, unemployed, and disabled spouses in the New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Florida areas.