3 Reasons To Get A Vocational Expert’s Report For Your Long Term Disability Claim
A vocational expert can be crucial to winning your disability claim. Watch this video to see disability insurance attorney John V. Tucker describes the top three reasons you need a vocational expert’s report for your long term disability claim.
If you are filing a long term disability claim, then you need a vocational expert. There are three reasons that you need a vocational expert’s report to help win your Long Term Disability claim. Who are vocational experts? Vocational experts are individuals who are trained to place people in jobs. They typcially have a Master’s degree in counseling, and they evaluate your education, work experience, and any medical problems that you may have. This helps them to evaluate the type of work you can do.
Reason #1: Vocational experts are better qualified than doctors to give opinions about why you can’t work or if you can work at all. Doctors are trained in healing. They can tell you how you might be limited or what your restrictions are, but they are not qualified to determine whether you can work.
Reason #2: The insurance company will have its own vocational expert. Their expert will most likely say that you can work. Without your own vocational expert, you are stuck with their opinion.
Reason #3: You need someone who can explain your story. A vocational expert who considers all of your medical information, your work experience, and any witness statements. With all of this information, they can give an opinion about why you can’t work. Without that opinion, the only one left is that of the insurance company, and it’s not going your way.
If you want to talk with an experienced Long Term Disability attorney about how a vocational expert, call us at (866) 282-5260.