Earning Capacity Assessment
​​​​An earning capacity assessment is a tool for life insurance/income protection claims to establish a person's economic loss and provides recommendations on the person's functional capacity, work skills/ability, personality, transferrable skills and work readiness.

The purpose of these evaluations is to reach the most objective findings as to an individual’s employability and maximum wage earning capacity given their present qualifications, training and provided work restrictions or recommendations, if applicable.

These types of evaluations demand highly qualified professionals who have specialized experience in forensic rehabilitation, legal testimony, transferable skills analysis, occupational employment statistics, and labor market research.

These comprehensive evaluations provide detailed information for assessing an individuals present vocational capacity, wage earning capacity and/or ability to earn wages in the future.

We utilize specialized knowledge, tools, and techniques in developing objective opinions, based on grounded theory, principles and methods.


Earning Capacity Evaluations Purposes


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Marital Dissolution
  • To get a realistic idea of your own employability and earning potential
  • To obtain an objective, professional assessment of your spouse’s earning potential.​
  • To provide another opinion if your spouse is retaining a vocational expert, or if a vocational evaluation is Court-ordered.
  • To evaluate employability or earning capacity after a change in life circumstances.

Veterans Disability Cases
  • Assist the Veteran or his/her attorney in documenting Total Disability.
  • Evaluate a Veteran as to their ability to perform substantial gainful work activity. 
  • Vocational evaluation consists of four parts:
  • Medical record review
  • Standardized vocational diagnostic interview
  • Work and transferable skills analysis
  • When necessary, testing to make a determination as to the Veteran’s ability to perform gainful work activity.

Personal Injury
  • Perform evaluations for purposes of civil litigation, as an aspect of economic damages.
  • Provide opinions on current medical care costs, vocational and earning capacity, lost present and future earning capacity and cost of other replacement services
  • Provide testimony about the types of jobs an injured victim can do and the effect of an injury on a victim’s ability to perform any type of work.
  • Apply knowledge of the job market and employment trends to support their findings as to the economic harm that the victim suffered due to their injuries.