Vocational Expert – Forensic Vocational Rehabilitation

 A Vocational Expert performs a Vocational Assessments that are referred from plaintiff and defense attorneys, insurance companies, Companies, Cities, Counties, VA, Third Party Administrators, Self-Insured’s, and individuals.

The Vocational Expert has knowledge in all disability groups including orthopedic, neurological, traumatic head injury, developmental disability, psychiatric, emotional, and speech/language, and autism.

SouthEast Vocational Experts  accesses the latest information available, utilized by government and private sectors, as well as physical and cognitive testing, to determine an individual’s employability, earnings capactiy, and capacity to compete in today’s job market. We investigate the labor market to identify Job Openings, Employment  Opportunities and Potential Earnings  within appropriate geographical areas.

Forensic Vocational Expert and Rehabilitation Assessment

  • Medical Record Review/Chronology/Analysis re: Residual Capacity and Damages
  • Perform Referrals and Collaboration with Physicians, Psychologists, Economists, Work Capacity Evaluators, and Life Care Planners
  • Loss of Earning Capacity Analysis & Loss to Labor Market Access
  • Vocational Evaluation -Testing – IQ, Achievement, Work Samples, Interest, etc.
  • Labor Market Survey/ Labor Market Research
  • Employability, Placeability issues.
  • Retraining and Rehabilitation Plan Development, RAPEL Method
  • Coordination of Life Care Planning Services
  • Job Analysis and Reasonable Accommodation Consultation
  • Disability Management and Return to Work Consultation
  • Vocational Expert Testimony

What you can expect from our Vocational Expert Assessment:

  • Objective, defensible (Daubert & Kumho) and thorough approach with attention to detail
  • Expertise relevant to a wide variety of disabling conditions and occupations
  • Professionalism and reliability

A Vocational Expert Assessment helps you prepare and document your – Personal Injury (Economic damages)

  • Auto liability/Bodily injury/No Fault
  • General/Product Liability
  • Medical Malpractic
  • Wrongful Death (vocational and earning potential)

Divorce- Vocational Expert Assessments are becoming more popular in this venue.

  • Spousal maintenance and child support (employability, placeability, and earning capacity)
  • Retraining plans, costs, and time frames
  • Consideration of Health of spouse and/or child, childcare

File Consultation

Vocational  Assessment of files or report of another Vocational Expert can be valuable tool that attorneys can use in case preparation.

SouthEast Vocational Experts has experience in working with attorneys, paralegals, legal nurse consultants, and life care planners to assess vocational issues in cases. Vocational Expert witness services are not always needed.

Georgia Vocational Evaluation Disability Evaluation Vocational Expert

Divorce, Veteran, LTD, SSA/SSI –

SouthEast Vocational Experts: Leaders in Forensic Mental Health & Vocational Evaluations.

Disability Evaluation process and procedures differ depending on the Venue as well as the issued involved in the case.

this will cover the major aspects – each case is different and therefore will have different needs, we do not have a one size fits all assessment process.

Disability Evaluation – Forensic VOCATIONAL EVALUATION  PROCESS

1) Document Review – General list:

Hospital, Physician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist, & Counselor records, Disability Forms.

2)  We Use Both a Structured and Unstructured Diagnostic  Vocational Interview

This will be a review of the Veteran’s history and will also outline the Veteran’s age, education, current work status, past work experience, skills, current medical & psychological impairment(s), treatments, and physical & psychological limitations.

(This can be in-person or through SKYPE)

3)  Assessment of Current Information and determining if more documentation is needed.

– If needed we will create Medical and/or Psychological Source forms and/or Mental Residual Functional Capacity (MRFC), Physical Residual Functional Capacity (RFC).  This will be the disabled individual or their Representative responsibility to get completed and returned to us.

4)  Vocational & Forensic Mental Health Evaluation (Psychometric Assessments) (most cases will require one or more tests)

Based on the case we will determine what assessments need to be completed. We will assess not only aptitudes but also may measure Attention, Concentration (ADHD), Memory, Cognitive Abilities, IQ, Mental Health / Psychiatric Measures (Depression, Bi-Polar, Acute Anxiety,  GAD, PTSD, Schizophrenia, etc.)

5)  Perform a Vocational Diagnostic Assessment of Residual Employability.

this includes a Transferable Skills Analysis

6)   Labor Market Research (if needed)

Private, local, state, and federal government labor market studies to determine if any significant number of jobs exist that the claimant can perform in the local and national labor market.

The results of the vocational evaluation enable the Vocational Expert to render an opinion as to the employability of the permanently injured veteran’s and their ability to perform substantial gainful work activity based on quantifiable, accurate, and current information using Veteran’s Disability standards.

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We serve individuals nationwide, including clients near all VA regional offices and their areas of jurisdiction: places such as Montgomery, Alabama; Houston, Texas; Dallas, Texas; Anchorage, Alaska; Phoenix, Arizona; Little Rock, Arkansas; South Carolina; North Carolina; San diego, California; San Fransisco, California; Los Angeles, California; Oakland, California; San Diego, California; Denver, Colorado; Hartford, Connecticut; Wilmington, Delaware, Washington, D.C.; St. Petersburg, Florida; Atlanta, Georgia; Honolulu, Hawaii; Boise, Idaho; Chicago, Illinois; Indianapolis, Indiana; Des Moines, Iowa; Wichita, Kansas; Louisville, Kentucky; New Orleans, Louisiana; Togus, Maine; Boston, Massachusetts; Detroit, Michigan; St. Paul, Minnesota; Jackson, Mississippi; St. Louis, Missouri; Ft. Harrison, Montana; Lincoln, Nebraska; Reno, Nevada; Manchester, New Hampshire; Newark, New Jersey; Albuquerque, New Mexico; New York City; Winston-Salem, North Carolina; Fargo, North Dakota; Cleveland, Ohio; Muskogee, Oklahoma; Portland, Oregon; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Providence, Rhode Island; Columbia, South Carolina; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Tampa, Florida; Nashville, Tennessee; Houston and Waco, Texas; Salt Lake City, Utah; White River Junction, Vermont; Roanoke, Virginia; Seattle, Washington; Huntington, West Virginia; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Atlanta, Georgia; Columbus, Georgia; Savannah, Georgia; Jacksonville, Florida; Pensacola, Florida; Mobile, Alabama; and Cheyenne, Wyoming.