Forensic & Expert Witness Services
opinion is sought when issues relate to employability,
earning capacity, and/or an ability to be retrained. An
evaluation is made based upon records review, a personal
interview, and research. Board Certified Vocational
Expert services are performed in worker compensation,
personal injury, long-term disability, marriage
dissolution, and employment-related matters.
An injury or accident can produce a disabling condition.
A vocational expert is able to determine the
individual's skills and abilities to engage in work.
Specific types of employment, skills & abilities,
earning capacity, and mitigation of losses are
determined by a vocational expert. In some cases, a
personal interview is not possible; a vocational opinion
may be rendered upon review of comprehensive records and
may include vocational research.
Forensic evaluations incorporate:
training, licenses, or certifications.
- work history,
work pattern, and attachment to the work force
- wage and benefit
- work search
skills and capabilities
- age: may or may
not be a factor
- impact of
physical, mental or emotional disabling condition
- effect of pre- or
- mitigation of
- determination of
transferable skills and residual earning capacity
Types of expertise:
- Personal Injury
Vocational opinion is
offered in deposition or testimony. A written report is
provided when requested.