RESPONSIVE
      OCCUPATIONAL
             REHABILITATION, INC.
A Disability Management Company
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  Phone: (239) 275-6598     FAX: (239) 278-5168
E-mail address: vocexpert@hotmail.com
" Helping people be Independent"
CHUCK NIEVES, M.A., C.R.C., C.V.E., C.C.M., C.L.C.P., V.E.
Vocational Rehabilitation Expert & Life Care Planner
Social Security Disability Representative
2709 Swamp Cabbage Court, Suite 201, Fort Myers, FL 33901 
Phone: (239) 275-6598     FAX: (239) 278-5168
E-mail address: vocexpert@hotmail.com
The use of vocational experts within the legal system began as early as 1960, when the United State's Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Kramer V. Flemming (283 F 2nd 916, 1960) required the Social Security Administration Office of Appeals to use Vocational Expert Witnesses in disability cases.  Due to the impact these witnesses had on early Social Security Disability
Insurance Hearings, the concept of a vocational witness spread to other legal situations such as: Worker's Compensation, Personal Injury suits, Product Liabilities cases, A.D.A. accessibility, Job Engineering and Divorce settlements (permanent and/or rehabilitative alimony) to name a few.

RESPONSIVE OCCUPATIONAL REHABILITATION, Inc. is a privately held, "Disability Management Company" providing expert witness testimony.  In the delivery of expert witness testimony, we are asked to evaluate post injury employability, placeability, diminution of wage earning capacity, and/or future medical needs and life care needs of persons with physical and/or mental impairments.  This also includes individuals experiencing significant obstacles to entering or reentering the work place.

In injury cases, we play an active role in collecting data on medical, psychological, vocational and other issues relevant to determining future earning capacity and life care needs.  This is presented in the form of a Life Care Plan.  This is an extensive process which outlines routine medical care, future evaluations, anticipated surgeries, therapies, medications, supplies, durable medical equipment, transportation, and in some cases housing.  The Life Care Plan is the most widely accepted process for economic projections arising out of future client medical needs and services in catastrophic and non-catastrophic injuries.

More and more we find ourselves being retained in divorce actions to determine the earning capacity of one or both parties.  Expert opinions about earning capacity can be used by the courts to help determine alimony, permanent and rehabilitative.  Also, if one party claims an inability to work, we can clarify what work, if any the person can do, and wages assigned to that particular occupation.

When our services are of interest to you or your firm, or you would like to schedule a presentation, please contact Chuck Nieves at (239) 275-6598, or email him at vocexpert@hotmail.com.