Medico-Legal Reports

work-place-assessment

SCV OT consultancy completes occupational therapy and vocational assessment and prepares medico-legal reports for personal injury cases.

As an expert witness Sinead Vine at SCV OT consultancy has the following strengths:

  • 15 years clinical experience with a clear CV explaining the level of expertise in Occupational Therapy and Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Effective communication and presentation skills
  • Knowledge and training of the medico-legal field
  • Practices in an ethical manner

Vocational Assessment

Occupational Therapists (OT) are specialists in assessing, treating and providing rehabilitation to clients with a disability, illness or injury. An OT’s aim is to increase the client’s independence and function in the worker’s role whilst assessing and encompassing the individuals physical, psychological and social needs. OTs, through comprehensive assessment and occupational analysis, have an understanding of the impact of injury or disability on a client’s ability to perform activities required to return to work.

The purpose of the vocational assessment is to ascertain if it is possible for the individual to return to their previous employment. The vocational assessment is a comprehensive initial assessment that gathers detailed information of the individual’s health/medical history, their current occupational performance and details of their work history. The OT also investigates transferable skills and vocational exploration if required to explore alternative employment or further education.

SCVOT will contact the client to arrange a venue for the vocational assessment. A vocational assessment will be completed and a medico-legal report compiled following assessment. The individual is required to bring a recent CV with them detailing their previous employment and education history. As reading may be required during the assessment, please bring reading glasses.

Occupational Therapy Assessment

‘Occupational Therapy is about You achieving your full potential in life.’

The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life. Occupational Therapists achieve this outcome by working with people and communities to enhance their abilities to engage in the occupations they want to, need to, or are expected to do, or by modifying the occupation or environment to better support their occupational engagement. (World Federation of Occupational Therapists, 2010)

Occupational Therapy assessments are carried out in the client’s home and a medico-legal report will be compiled following assessment.

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