We offer a full selection of Vocational Rehabilitation Services and Medical Case Management.
Testing to determine an individual’s spelling, mathematics, reading comprehension, and reading levels. Often times these tests will detect certain developmental disabilities.
Early Intervention / Job analysis
On-site Job Analysis provided as soon as possible after injury. We work with the employer to identify modified or light duty return-to-work options. We then coordinate communication with employer and physician. We provide the physician with a video of the modified or light duty work with a detailed report for the physician to review and sign off on. Work as part of team, returning the injured worker back to work more quickly, even before full recovery. For employers we can also provide a job analysis of any position with recommended changes for a safer working environment.
Testing to determine work interests, values, and aptitudes. Provide resources for additional education & training along with follow up.
Evaluation of the individual(s) work environment to include the workstation and peripheral work locations where the employee performs essential and marginal job functions. This can be done for an individual that has been injured and requires accommodations or for new and existing employees to optimize the workstation and help to deter potential injuries. We provide recommendations for modifications of work process, physical functions, environment, equipment, etc.
Expert Witness Testimony
Provide expert vocational testimony on employability, wage potential, job availability, education/training potential, SSDI eligibility, and other vocational issues
Job Search / Development
Assist the injured worker with identifying current job openings and arranging interviews. Includes resume and cover letter preparation.
Job Seeking Skills Training
Instruct the injured worker how to: complete job applications, successfully interview, respond to employers’ questions about their disability and any required time away from work, along with follow up on applications.
Labor Market Survey
We contact a random sample of employers, during a specific time frame within the injured worker’s area. The employer is questioned regarding current job availability, salary, and requirements for positions.
Temporary Transitional Employment
Placement into a temporary work environment to help the injured worker learn new job skills, regain self-confidence, obtain current work references, and eventually evolving into return to permanent employment.
Transferable Skills Analysis
Analyze the injured worker’s employment history, test results, medical records, educational levels, and physical capabilities in order to identify alternative potential occupations.
Career related counseling with the injured worker to explore interests, aptitudes, values, and abilities. Part of this includes career exploration involves utilizing the COPSystem.
Testing to determine academic levels, career interests, values, and aptitudes. We utilize the Wide Range Achievement Tests and the COPSystem.
Wage Earning Capacity Analysis
This is an expanded version of a labor market survey. Typically used with Expert Witness services. The final report includes the vocational assessment information, transferable skills analysis, a detailed labor market survey, and a determination regarding the injured workers wage earning capacity.
Defense Based Act
We provide vocational assessments and labor market survey reports under the Defense Based Act. Click on the below link to read a article about some of the vocational rehabilitation consulting work we do under the Defense Based Act. https://www.tangiersinternational.com/understanding-job-markets-in-some-of-the-worlds-most-dangerous-countries/
Medical Case Management
· Case management
· Injured worker contact/meetings
· Ergonomic assessments & job modifications
· Job analysis
· Attend professional appointments
Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Consultation is provided by a State of Michigan Approved VR Vendor with over 16 years of experience. Consultant has experience with Workers Compensation, Auto No-Fault, and cases under the Defensed Based Act.
This includes most of the services listed on the Vocational Rehabilitation -Medical Case Management page such as assessments, wait time, drive time (mileage charged separately), ergonomic assessments, reports, telephonic and email communication, faxes, scanning medical, appointments with individuals and/or medical providers etc. Not all items charged under this category are listed. Ask our office for a full list of items charged under this category.
An achievement test which measures an individual's ability to read words, comprehend sentences, spell, and compute solutions to math problems. This includes administration time. However, it does not include the scoring and test interpretation time of the Consultant-Test Administrator.
The COPSystem is a career awareness program consisting of three measures – interests (COPS), abilities (CAPS), and work values (COPES). Results are keyed to major sources of occupational information, related activities, skills, college majors, school planning and available training programs. Includes cost of scoring by the Consultant-Counselor.
Includes preparation time, drive time, wait time, testimony and/or depositions and all other time associated with testimony/depositions. A retainer is required in advance for testimony services. If out of state travel is required the client is responsible for setting up appropriate accommodations and paying all travel costs in advance.
This is charged at the current State or Federal rate depending on location.
We use VocRehab's software to analyze the injured worker’s employment history, test results, medical results, educational levels, and physical capabilities in order to identify alternative potential occupations.
Services are provided by a Nationally Certified Disability Management Specialist with over 16 years of experience including catastrophic cases under Workers Compensation and Auto No-Fault. Billable time includes assessments, wait time, drive time (mileage charged separately), reports, calls, emails, & faxes, scanning medical docs, appointments etc. Not all items charged under this category are listed.
This is charged at the current State or Federal Rate
FOR ALL TRAVEL THE STATE OF MICHIGAN OR FEDERAL MILEAGE RATE IS CHARGED.