When lawyers ask other lawyers to recommend a Vocational Evaluation Expert for litigation-based assessments, Conway Scanlan & Associates is often the answer. In fact, most of our business is referred in this way. Our expertise is held in high regard by lawyers for both plaintiff and defence.
Conway Scanlan & Associates was founded with the mission of providing objective, defensible opinion and expert witness testimony about a person’s employability and earning capacity. Our strong plaintiff and defence vocational evaluations are thorough, based on reliable and valid research, and are easy to understand. Our specialties include personal injury, medical malpractice, and divorce litigation.
We have been providing this service to referring lawyers and the Courts for over 25 years. We are happy to discuss your case in advance of any retention, at no charge, to see if it would be beneficial.
Identifying the effect of injury or disability on an individual’s capacity to sustain employment and earn income requires increasingly sophisticated assessment techniques in today’s changing economy. The loss of earning capacity is often a major component in the amount of damages obtained .
Conway Scanlan & Associates utilize an evidence-based, peer reviewed methodology, which can assist a personal injury lawyer in delineating these damages to the Courts in a clear, concise, and demonstrative manner. Our comprehensive assessments include an in depth interview, a complete battery of vocational testing as well as a thorough analysis of the medical, functional, educational, and employment information. With extensive experience in vocational evaluation, our experts can help in establishing accurate estimates of lost wage damages.
Divorce proceedings can often be expedited once each party’s short- and long-term employability and earning potential are evaluated. Conway Scanlan & Associates can assess an individual to determine realistic expectations of a spouses' present and future employability, placability, and earning capacity. In cases of divorce in which a spouse has been out of the workplace for a number of years, we analyze education and prior work history along with the local labor market. This helps determine whether there is need for further education or training to help position the individual as a marketable candidate in a competitive work environment.
A Conway Scanlan & Associates Vocational Evaluation can assist in determining the vocational impact of medical malpractice in a clear, concise, and demonstrative manner. A malpractice vocational evaluation is necessary in cases where an individual’s injury has affected the person’s ability to go back and perform the same type of work, or to perform work activity that requires less physical abilities.
A vocational expert is often retained in medical malpractice cases where the patient’s injuries are significant or will result in vocational deficits.
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