A thorough Vocational Evaluation includes a complete file review, initial interview, and the development of a rehabilitation plan. The Rehabilitation Consultant will assess the client’s medical stability, job readiness, and establish appropriate vocational goals. An evaluation of the client’s physical capabilities, transferable skills analysis, and vocational strengths and weaknesses will assist in determining the person’s rehabilitation potential and their earning capacity.
In additional Vocational Testing may be administered to assist in the process of identifying vocational options for the individual being evaluated.
Loss wages is an important part of any personal injury case, and we will help to establish reasonable damages, or refute exaggerated claims through consultation and standard methods.
When an injury, accident, wrongful termination or other event occurs affecting an individual’s ability to earn income, a Earning Capacity Evaluation needs to be considered. In defining earnings, a loss does not necessarily mean actual earnings one was making at the time an injury occurred, but refers to what an individual is capable of earning based on training, experience and business acumen. In other words, quantification of earnings capacity attempts to measure what the individual was earning or potentially could have been earning whether or not the individual was actually engaged in such employment. To make a proper determination certain factors must be considered. Such factors include, but are not limited to, education, training, experience, intelligence, health, age and employment history.
Each case is based on its particular factors. The idea to bring to light is that earnings capacity represents what a person could have been capable of earning but for the impairing incident. However, the desire alone of attaining a particular employment without any specific evidence would likely be mere speculation.
Visualizing the entire picture, this concept is just a specific application of the purpose of tort damages in law: to restore to as whole as possible the economic loss sustained by the injured.
Job Development and Labor Market Survey consists of determining the existence of available jobs relative to an established job goal within a specific geographical area. Contact is made with prospective employers through telephone contact and/or personal visits.
We provide job placement services for attorneys, insurance companies and individuals looking to get back into the labor market or wanting to make a career change. A thorough assessment is completed with the individual and vocational testing is administered to identify not only an individual’s interests, but also their vocational assets.
Job Analysis is an onsite evaluation of specific occupations regarding the essential functions of the job related tasks. Evaluation is made of the tasks performed, educational requirements, physical demands and environmental working conditions. The written analysis and/or videotaped analysis can be reviewed with the treating physician for medical approval.
Vocational Testing involves a battery of paper and pencil tests to include aptitude testing, intelligence testing, vocational interests and eye-hand coordination. The testing results assist in development of vocational goals and a rehabilitation plan.