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(p. 191) Evaluation of Workplace Disability 

(p. 191) Evaluation of Workplace Disability
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(p. 191) Evaluation of Workplace Disability
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Lisa Drago Piechowski

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10.1093/med:psych/9780199766857.003.0014
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date: 16 July 2019

This chapter reviews concepts of forensic mental health assessment that are relevant to workplace disability. The information presented is intended to help lawyers who are involved in workplace disability claims, especially with regards to best practices of psychological evaluations in this context. The chapter first provides an overview of the legal context underlying evaluations of workplace disability, with particular emphasis on individual and group disability insurance, Social Security disability, worker's compensation, and litigation of disability disputes. It then turns to a discussion of the empirical foundations and limitations of workplace disability evaluations and the steps involved in conducting an evaluation. Finally, the chapter outlines key aspects of report writing and testimony concerning evaluations of workplace disability.

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