Vocational Rehabilitation Services has extensive knowledge and
• Workers' Compensation
• Long Term Disability
• Personal Injury
• Expert Testimony
Vocational Rehabilitation Services provides comprehensive vocational
rehabilitation services, including the following:
File Review/Recommendations service is an inclusive process of
reviewing file information, including vocational, medical, and
legal documents, so as to provide appropriate service recommendations.
Recommendations may include one or more of the following services:
Initial Vocational Evaluation, Transferable Skills Analysis (TSA),
Job Analysis (JA), Job-Seeking Skills & Placement, Labor Market
Survey (LMS), Loss of Earning Capacity Analysis (LEC), Vocational
Testing, and Ergonomic Assessment.
Initial Vocational Evaluation assesses an individual's current
status, including medical history, education, and work experience,
as well as their motivation to return to work. The Initial Vocational
Evaluation can be thought of as a "snap shot" of the individual's
current overall status. This evaluation can be useful in providing
a basis for determining further services.
Skills Analysis (TSA)
Transferable Skills Analysis determines an individual's residual
employment capacity following a disabling injury or illness. This
systematic analysis determines occupations favorably matching
an individual's current skills, education, work history, medical
condition, and residual functional capacity.
Job Analysis assesses a job's physical and mental requirements,
as well as the important work behaviors, activities, and tasks.
The Job Analysis is often utilized to develop necessary modifications
of the job or to obtain medical clearance to perform the job.
Skills & Placement
service provides an individual with support in resume preparation,
job development, interviewing skills, and job search techniques.
Seeking Skills and Placement may also be included in the development
of a retraining program and completion of a rehabilitation plan.
Market Survey (LMS)
Labor Market Survey provides specific labor market trends and
openings for previously identified occupations. Availability and
wages are determined by direct contact with employers. The Labor
Market Survey is often completed in conjunction with a Transferable
Skills Analysis so as to assess jobs for which an individual would
qualify and access based upon the incidence of those jobs in local
or regional areas.
of Earning Capacity Analysis (LEC)
Loss of Earning Capacity analysis determines whether an individual
has incurred a loss of earnings as a result of their injury or
disability. This analysis is most typically based on an individual's
permanent work restrictions, education, and work experience, as
well as the suitability and availability of specific occupations
in a given labor market. The LEC is often completed in conjunction
with a Labor Market Survey.
Testing identifies an individual's aptitudes, interests, academic
achievement, and temperaments. Vocational Testing assists in clarifying
an individual's transferable skills and placement potential.
is the method of fitting a work area to the worker. The purpose
of this assessment is to analyze the work process or work environment,
and adjust the work area to maximize productive work (OSHA Guidelines).
Ergonomic recommendations may include administrative strategies,
engineering, and/or specific product solutions. This assessment
is often used in a preventative capacity, and case specific situations
in office and industrial environments.