A common question we get asked is: When is a team of experts needed? And, more specifically: When does a case need an Economist and Lifecare Planner in addition to a Vocational Expert? The quick answer is that the complex cases require multiple experts. It is helpful to have both a Vocational Expert and an Economist on a case when there is not a simple difference in earning capacity; i.e., the client has benefit packages, including loss/reduction in retirement and 401k contributions, … Continue reading Which Experts Do You Need For Your Case?
How do you know when you need a vocational expert on your case? Generally, vocational experts provide guidance on cases where there is a question as to Loss of Earning Capacity. This is different, of course, than loss of earnings. If a plaintiff has recovered to the point where he or she is able to return to the same job held before the incident, or to the same level of earnings, any loss is easily calculated based on the amount of past time lost from work. However, … Continue reading Vocational Expert: Should you use one?