Expert Testimony

Vocational Loss

Loss of Earning Capacity
Loss of earning capacity is the difference between the wages an individual could earn prior to an injury event and the wages the individual can reasonably earn after the injury.  The dollar amount and loss over the course of the individual’s worklife is critical to understanding vocational damages in litigation.

(Preinjury Capacity  –  Postinjury Capacity)  x  Remaining Worklife  =  Damages 

A reasonable loss of earning capacity number requires reliable and objective vocational expert methodology.  The process involves multiple steps to understanding the vocational significance of:

  • Medical Diagnosis
  • Medical Restrictions
  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Occupational Adjustments
  • Education/Ability to Learn
  • Aptitude Functioning
  • Employment History
  • Age/Career Stage
  • Functional Capacities
  • Transferable Skills
  • Labor Market Access
  • Wage Rate Data
Testimony
  • Washington State Board of
    Industrial Insurance Appeals
  • Social Security Administration
    Office of Adjudication and Review

 

MS, CDMS, ABVE/D
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

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JD, MA, CRC, CDMS
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

 

MS, CDMS
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

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Olympia, WA 98501