There is a great need for Vocation Rehabilitation Expert Witnesses and Consultants in the legal field. For many cases in which an individual is injured to the point of disability, a Vocation Rehabilitation Expert can determine that individual’s employability and earning potential. According to the Encyclopedia of Mental Illnesses, the definition of Vocational Rehabilitation is:
“A set of services offered to an individual with mental or physical disabilities. These services are designed to enable participants to attain skills, resources, attitudes and expectations needed to compete in the interview process, get a job, and keep a job…”
For example, a Plaintiff whose leg was crushed by a tractor may no longer be able to do manual labor. If his only option is a desk job and he has no education beyond high school, what are his possible options and how much can he expect to earn? This question is best answered by the Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant.
Vocational Rehabilitation Experts have many specialized areas of expertise, such as Economics, Life Care Planning and Psychology to name a few. A background in economics is essential in order to calculate Earning Capacity and Worklife Expectancy. For those with catastrophic injuries who can no longer care for themselves, a vocational consultant with Life Care Planning skills is necessary to assess the situation and develop a cost-effective plan for the family. In most cases, the trauma involved with life-changing injuries requires a Psychologist with Vocational expertise to aid with the pain and stress of living a life with disabilities.
Vocational Rehabilitation Experts and Consultants serve the greater good by not only helping to put those who have been injured back to work but by guiding them through hardships no one should have to suffer.
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