Beacon Rehabilitation Services, Inc.
specializes in providing information critical for today's cases of Personal Injury by offering integrated expertise. The organization was founded to offer more intense and personalized Forensic Economic Evaluation and Rehabilitation
to injured and disabled persons (Specializing in Catastrophic & Pediatric Care).
Founder, Ronald T. Smolarski
, has 38 years of experience in the field of Rehabilitation and Economics
. His consultation services include:
- Life Care Planning
- Medical Projection
- Vocational Rehabilitation (Testing Worker Traits)
- Work Capacity Evaluations (Upper & Lower Extremities)
- Evaluation of Economic Loss and Evaluation of Loss of Earning Capacity (future value and present value)
Mr. Smolarski has an extensive clinical background in rehabilitation, orthopedics, and neurological disabilities. The scope of his background enhances the ability to coordinate services for a client from acute care through return-to-work to re-entrance into the community.
With strong interdisciplinary training, Mr. Smolarski can assess and coordinate medical and rehabilitation services for clients with severe injures and provide Life Care Plans for developmentally disabled children and other clients with permanent disabilities. His method of working promotes conferring and communicating with client, family, therapists, employer, physicians, teachers, attorney, insurance carrier, and trust administrator to maximize quality of care and promote education, treatment and rehabilitation activities.
Author and Speaker
- Mr. Smolarski has authored numerous publications on topics within his expertise. He has delivered presentations and seminars at conferences for the American Board of Vocational Experts, the Midwest Trust & Investment Services, Michigan Association for Justice, Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, and the American Rehabilitation and Economic Association.
View Ronald Smolarski's Expert Witness Profile
THIS ARTICLE DESCRIBES HOW Life Care Planners can help trust officers, relationship managers, estate planners and attorneys determine the future monetary requirements, in actual dollars, of a catastrophically disabled, pediatric or geriatric client. This can be done through the creation of a Life Care Plan for that individual's lifetime. Case histories are used to demonstrate how LCPs address the complex needs of such clients. The article concludes with a discussion of the ways in which the discipline of Life Care Planning complements the expertise of the trust officer.
How funds are handled after the settlement of a case reflects the competency and knowledge of attorneys and recognizes their outstanding legal skills. This article focuses on the management of settlement proceeds and the maintenance aspect of the care of a client with a disability when that client's financial health is turned over to a trust attorney, relationship manager, financial planner, trust officer or estate planner.
How do you determine what care and how much money a chronically or catastrophically disabled individual will need for the rest of his or her life? Some attorneys representing either the plaintiff or the defendant in such cases are now getting the expert help they need from specially trained rehabilitation consultants called "life care planners".