Assessment of Earning Capacity

Assessment of Earning Capacity

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Earning capacity is quite often underappreciated and not fully understood. All to often in litigated disputes, two vocational evaluators arrive at radically disparate opinions despite having similar professional backgrounds and analyzing the same set of facts. Who is the jury or judge to believe? In Assessment of Earning Capacity, Shahnasarian recommends standardization, objectivity, and consistency in vocational evaluations. He begins by introducing you to vocational expert services, guiding you through consultation and the standard methods to determining your clients' earning capacity. From there you will be taken through several comprehensive case studies examining common situations that may require vocational assessment, such as personal injury cases, family law, employment law, and an all new chapter on long term disability insurance. Finally, the author presents tips on appearing as an economic expert in court. You will learn what is required for trial preparation, testimony, and be presented with sample deposition questions and tips to aid you in presenting a professional demeanor while undergoing intense cross examination.Assessment of Earning Capacity contains many examples to help you understand the expert's job. This second edition has been extensively revised and contains an all-new chapter dealing with cases of long-term disability insurance.Topics Covered: Vocational expert consultation Assess the value of earning capacity claims Investigate the integrity of vocational expert assessments Gain insight into the assessment process Methods of inquiry Career development potential Transferable skills Rehabilitation psychology Vocational rehabilitation surveys Client interview forms Sample clinicial interview Earning Capacity Assessment Form Examine the validity of opposing experts' opinions How to present vocational opinionsThe individual, a former customer service agent employed by a major airline at a small airport, alleged that her employer failed to extend to her reasonable accommodations necessitated by an off-duty injury to her left leg. Although theanbsp;...

Title:Assessment of Earning Capacity
Author: Michael Shahnasarian
Publisher:Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company - 2004

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