We can provide a one off basic, concise, cost effective vocational assessment ‘stepping stone’ report about a Claimant, to point the way to future employment or re-training.
Vocational Rehabilitation and Occupational Reports
We specialise in providing to Courts and Tribunals, via Lawyers acting on behalf of either Claimants or Defendants, but increasingly on a joint instruction arrangement, detailed vocational rehabilitation, re-training or occupational reports which feature any loss of earnings or career whether in the UK or overseas.
We have professionally qualified consultants to assist Courts in the vocational effects of brain injury, psychological damage, and severe trauma such as spinal cord injuries, amputation, or other health issues impeding employment or career. Also medical and educational mismanagement.
We produce concise research reports to lawyer clients in those cases where permission has not been granted for a formal expert report for use at Court.
Although our instructions have been received over the years on an approximate ratio of 55:45 Defendants:Claimants, subsequent to the 1999 Civil Law procedural changes recommended by Lord Woolf, we have received a very high proportion of instructions on a joint basis.
Rehabilitation & Case Management
As consultants, we are frequently requested to advise on and deliver, a case management service to assist Claimants re-enter the labour market, even at a supported level.
We have regular discussions with the statutory and government funded agencies providing vocational rehabilitation, about the placement of health compromised persons into paid employment.
We receive instructions to research and verify non-UK documentary evidence in personal injury claims. Examples include verification or otherwise of passports, qualifications, work permits, together with obtaining witness Statements of Fact and authenticity of documents from other national governments.
We prepare reports on UK and other nationals employed overseas. Recent cases have required us to research labour markets, specific job vacancies and vocational retraining provisions in non-UK areas such as Eire, Channel Islands, Continental Europe, USA, South Africa, Australia, West Indies, South America, Middle and Far East and Poland.
This work often requires a forensic analysis of official documents, a service we provide to assist Courts as noted above. We also arrange Court approved translations of non-English language documents.