Areas of Service

Below are some of our areas of expertise. If you’d like to find out more information, please contact us.


Expert Witness services

  • Vocational Rehabilitation and Life Care Planning cases
  • Qualified and accepted as experts in Worker’s compensation, State, and Federal Courts in Louisiana and Texas
  • Over twenty one years experience providing expert testimony

Life care planning

  • The life care plan is a dynamic document based upon published standards of practice, comprehensive assessment, data analysis, and research, which provide an organized, concise plan for current and future needs, with associated costs, for individuals who have experienced catastrophic injury or have chronic health care needs
  • The life care planner will also meet with the treating physician or physicians to obtain a treatment plan for the patient. The certified life care planner will meet with the injured party (and family, if necessary) to assess current medical, physical, and cognitive functioning

Case management services

  • Vocational rehabilitation Case Management of injured workers in the Louisiana State Workers Compensation System, as well as the USL&H Federal Workers Compensation cases. Other services include onsite job assessments, job placement, labor market surveys, coordinating return to work for compensation claimants, job seeking skills training, educating employers on job modification and light duty implementation, medical case management, and physician consultation on client prognosis and treatment plans to expedite return to work

Vocational rehabilitation assessments

  • Vocational rehabilitation assessments include review of the evaluee’s medical, employment, earnings, educational, and other pertinent records or information regarding the individual
  • Clinical interview
  • Vocational testing including interest, aptitude, intellectual, and achievement testing
  • Labor market research to assist in determine  if loss of earnings exist through earnings capacity analyses
  • Provides return-to-work prognoses through assessments
  • Physician consultations for treatment plans and return to work plans

Career counseling and job placement

  • Assist individuals with career guidance and educational goals
  • Assessment of abilities, skills, and interests in assisting with career guidance

Labor market research services

  • Research in trends of occupations and wages in industry
  • Analysis and interpretation of government wage statistics
  • Direct employer contacts to determine job openings and job requirements, as well as qualification requirements
  • Research job availability and job matching

Ted Deshotels Vocational Rehab

2020 West Pinhook Road, Lafayette, LA 70508

Phone: (337) 264-1052

Office Hours Monday – Friday: 8:30  – 5:00

Contact Us

Deshotels & Associates
2020 West Pinhook Road, Suite 502
Lafayette, LA 70508
Phone: (337) 264-1052
Fax: (337) 264-1767

Office Hours
Monday – Friday: 8:30 to 5:00PM