Workers’ Compensation / Long-Term Disability
When a worker is injured on the job and is no longer able to return to past work due to physical or psychological conditions, Vocational Expert Services, Inc.’s assessment will identify employment barriers, loss of wage earning capacity, and provide a detailed plan to return to other suitable employment if possible.
Reemployment services help an injured worker return to work. This is when a work-related injury or illness prevents workers from returning to their usual line of work. Reemployment services may include vocational counseling, transferable skills analysis, selective job placement, training and education. Also, we provide other services deemed necessary and appropriate to help an injured worker return to work. A worker must meet a minimum set of criteria to be considered eligible.
Labor Market Survey (LMS)
A Labor Market Survey is a method of gathering information about a local labor market. This can include, but is not limited to, the existence of specific jobs that would be appropriate for the individual based on their vocational profile. LMS can be specific to each individual in this case, as data is collected based on the individual’s work experience, education and/or training, and residual functional capacity. Vocational Expert Services, Inc. conducts Labor Market Surveys.
Vocational Expert Services, Inc. has experienced professionals with the necessary training and credentials to offer an expert opinion on how an injured worker’s limitations and disabilities impact his/her ability to return to work and daily activities. We offer comprehensive reports utilizing peer-reviewed methodology and provide credible testimony regarding the worker’s education, training, experience, transferable skills, physical and/or mental limitations, access to the labor market, and earning capacity.
Vocational Expert Services Can Consult or Testify in Any of the Following Type Matters:
Frequently Asked Questions
An injured worker’s potential to return to past work, or any work, is critical in workers’ compensation and long-term disability claims. Vocational experts also explain how vocational factors impact an injured worker’s potential to return to work by considering exertional and non-exertional impairments which often relate to limitations in residual functional capacity (RFC) to perform work tasks. Additionally, vocational experts evaluate the RFC, past work, age, education, the labor market, and other vocational factors.
Get advice from your attorney. You will want to discuss any meeting with a vocational expert or counselor with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney.