Occupational Therapy Expert Witnesses

A Crucial Part

Occupational therapist expert witnesses can be a crucial part of the litigation process. This is particularly true for legal professionals and juries who need to understand the severity and prognosis for a work-related injury.

Expert witnesses are used in legal proceedings as leading professionals in their field, who can then explain complex concepts in layman’s terms. For example, an injured worker may make a worker’s compensation claim, and might need to prove that their injuries are work related or so severe that they can never work again. In another case, a company may want to hire an occupational therapist expert witness to help show that an employee’s injuries have an excellent prognosis for recovery, and is therefore not entitled to as much compensation as they requested.

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Experience

Paul Fontana, OTRL, FAOTA, the founder of The Fontana Center and The Center for Work Rehabilitation, Inc., has been recognized in the United States and abroad as an expert in ergonomics, work and injury, rehabilitation, The Americans with Disability Act, OSHA guidelines, the EEOC and he is recognized in State and Federal Courts as an Expert Witness in these areas.

He is the only occupational therapist called to testify before a U.S. Senate Committee hearing on Voluntary Ergonomic Guidelines. With years of education and experience, he is one of the most qualified occupational therapists in Work and Industry.

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Experience

Paul Fontana, OTRL, FAOTA, the founder of The Fontana Center and The Center for Work Rehabilitation, Inc., has been recognized in the United States and abroad as an expert in ergonomics, work, and injury, rehabilitation, The Americans with Disability Act, OSHA guidelines, the EEOC and he is recognized in State and Federal Courts as an Expert Witness in these areas.

He is the only occupational therapist called to testify before a U.S. Senate Committee hearing on Voluntary Ergonomic Guidelines. With years of education and experience, he is one of the most qualified occupational therapists in Work and Industry.

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Areas of Occupational Therapy Witness Expertise

Paul Fontana at the Center for Work Rehabilitation, Inc. is available as expert witness for your litigation. We encourage you to reach out to discuss our availability and areas of expertise.

In addition to Mr. Fontana’s ergonomics expertise, we are able to consult upon the following subjects:

  • Ergonomics

  • Pain management

  • Orthopedics

  • Injury Causation

  • Medical devices

  • Physical therapy

  • Symptom Magnification

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

  • Occupational therapy programs, such as work hardening, work conditioning, and associated evaluations

  • Ergonomics

  • Pain management

  • Orthopedics

  • Injury Causation

  • Medical devices

  • Physical therapy

  • Symptom Magnification

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

  • Occupational therapy programs, such as work hardening, work conditioning, and associated evaluations

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