You will find a selection of Frequently Asked Questions below, if you have any specific question(s) please email or leave a phone message on 083 874 1527 to organise an assessment.

Q: Is Elva Breen a state registered Occupational Therapist?

Yes, Elva Breen is registered with CORU. CORU is Ireland’s multi-profession health regulator.

The role of CORU is to protect the public by promoting high standards of professional conduct, education, training and competence through statutory registration of health and social care professionals. Elva Breen’s registration number is 0T014743. Elva Breen has Professional Indemnity & Public Liability Insurance through the Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland.

Q: Why have I been asked to attend for a vocational assessment?

A vocational assessment is required to determine the loss of earnings element of a personal injuries court case. Your solicitor has asked you to attend if he/she is making a claim for loss of earnings or a loss of opportunity on your behalf.

Q: How long will the assessment take?

The assessment generally last for one to two hours. It is helpful if you come prepared by bringing an up to date CV. If you don’t have a CV please write down your work history. It is also important to bring proof of earnings, from before the date of injury, for example a payslip or P60.

Q: Where does the assessment take place?

Occupational Therapy assessments take place in the client’s home. Vocational Assessments take place in Elva's office located in the Arlington House Medical Centre, Oranmore, Galway.

Q: Does Elva Breen carry out paediatric occupational therapy assessments?

No, Elva Breen does not carry out paediatric OT assessments. Please refer to for occupational therapists who specialise in the area of paediatrics.

Q: How can I refer to Elva Breen?

Elva Breen only accepts referrals from solicitors, insurance companies and The Personal Injuries Assessment Board. Once Elva Breen has all the relevant and up-to-date medical reports, her secretary will send out a formal appointment letter. Please email or leave a phone message on 083 874 1527 to organise an assessment.