FAQ

Vocational Expert Services, Inc.,

our mission is to offer services crucial to the vocational rehabilitation process and provide objective analysis of evidence and vocational factors for the legal and risk management community. Vocational Expert Services provides reemployment services, counseling and more to those who have been injured on the job.

Here are a list of FAQ about the services we offer including:  vocational expert services, vocational expert, disabilities, workers compensation, family law, personal injury, social security, reemployment services, vocational counseling, vocational rehabilitation, vocational rehabilitation & assessment, collaborative divorce, divorce, child support, alimony. We handle many types of cases.

Vocational Expert Services, Inc.,

  • Experienced
  • Friendly and knowledgable staff
  • Serving all areas of Florida
  • Accepted as a Vocational Expert by the Social Security Administration
  • American Board of Vocational Experts Fellow (ABVE/F)
  • Florida Bar Association, Family Law Section Affiliate Member
  • Orange County Bar Association, Affiliate Member

Depending upon questions posed by the referring party, the scope of the Vocational Opinion may include:

  • Employability
  • Earnings Capacity
  • Local Labor Market
  • Placeability
  • Means to Overcome
  • Obstacles in Employment
  • Our Process

Our vocational experts work with the injured worker to:

  • Conduct an Assessment Interview
  • Gather Background Information (Medical, Psychological, Education, Training, and Work Experience)
  • Complete Evaluation / Testing
  • Perform Analysis and Synthesis of Background, Evaluation / Testing and Research

To contact one of our vocational experts, call 407-401-9745 or visit our contact page.

 

 

In most divorce cases, it is to determine wage earning capacity of one or both spouses.

In most cases the court can compel the spouse to participate.

Wage earning capacity is what the individual has the capacity to earn. The individual may be working at a job that has a lower wage than the person has the capacity to earn. Wage earning capacity takes into consideration factors such as age, past work, education, skills, disability and the labor market.

A vocational counselor can help you determine the best job fit for you. Using a collaborative approach, a plan for employment will be developed. The plan may prescribe steps such as retraining and comprehensive employment services.

This is a review to determine whether an injured employee is at risk of not returning to work.

A vocational evaluation is an evaluation of the employee’s physical and Intellectual capabilities, his or her aptitudes and achievements, and his or her work-related behaviors to identify the most cost-effective means toward the employee’s return to suitable gainful employment.

A Labor Market Survey is a survey of employers to provide information about job openings, wages and potential employment opportunities.

The carrier may require the employee to receive a reemployment assessment as it considers appropriate. However, the carrier is encouraged to obtain a reemployment assessment if:

  1. The carrier determines that the employee is at risk of remaining unemployed.
  2. The case involves catastrophic or serious injury.

Reemployment services are services that include, but are not limited to, vocational counseling, job-seeking skills training, transferable skills analysis, selective job placement, labor market surveys, and arranging other services such as education or training, vocational and on-the-job training, which may be needed by the employee to secure suitable gainful employment.

Expert testimony may be critical in Workers’ Compensation cases on issues of appropriate rehabilitation services, non-exertional impairments, vocational potential, wage loss, earnings potential, second injury, temporary and permanent total disability.