Vocational Experts: Determining Wage Earning Capacity
The Vocational Expert provides information to the court on the capabilities of individuals by documenting what jobs a person can perform, if any, whether these jobs exist in an individual’s local area, and what these jobs pay. Essentially, the Vocational Expert offers to the court a person’s wage earning capacity, considering their physical and psychological limitations, their age, education, and past work. These factors are critically important in determining employability and level of potential wage loss. The Vocational Expert provides this information in a variety of situations, including personal injury, divorce, employment discrimination, disability determination for Workers’ Compensation, Social Security, Veteran’s Administration, and pension funds, as well as issues related to Title I of the American’s with Disabilities Act.
We provide expert testimony regarding:
Personal Injury, Domestic Law/Divorce, Employment Discrimination, Disability Determination for Workers’ Compensation, Social Security, Veterans’ Administration, and Pension Funds, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA):
Bruce S. Growick, Ph.D.
Columbus, Newark, Mansfield, Marion, Marysville (i.e., Central Ohio and elsewhere)
John R. Finch, Ph.D.
Lancaster, Circleville, Chillicothe, Marietta, Athens, Portsmouth (i.e., Southern Ohio)
Heidi Peterson, CRC
As an expert, Ms. Peterson served as a Vocational Expert for the State of Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation by providing impartial vocational assessment of highest level of employability and future earning capacity in the local labor markets. As a recognized authority in her industry, Ms. Peterson has been an approved rehabilitation/vocational provider for the Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation and for the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Vocational Rehabilitation.
Cleveland, Akron, Canton, Youngstown, Sandusky, Toledo (i.e., Northern Ohio)
Carl W. Sabo, Ph.D.
Dayton, Cincinnati, Hamilton, Springfield, Lima (i.e., Western Ohio)