Vocational Expert Interview

A recipient of workers’ compensation benefits may be asked to submit to a vocational expert interview for the purpose of earning power assessment.

When the insurance company arranges for such an interview it is not trying to find you a job. In fact, it is setting the stage to reduce or eliminate your wage loss benefit.

Although the law does require you to submit to a vocational expert interview, you should never do so without first discussing your case with an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer. Moreover, you should never attend such an interview without your lawyer, or a trained member of your lawyer’s staff, by your side.