An injury can interfere with an employeeâ€™s ability to work. When a workerâ€™s employment opportunities have been impacted by an injury, a Functional Capacity Evaluation can be beneficial. This evaluation objectively determines a workerâ€™s strength, endurance, speed, flexibility, and physical effort when carrying out a variety of real and simulated tasks.
A functional capacity evaluation and the resulting report is a powerful tool in medical, insurance, legal, and worker’s compensation environments. Over the course of this evaluation,clients receive a better understanding of their abilities and limitations, determine the best parameters for returning to work, obtain objective information for disability settlements, and discover any potential rehabilitation services that may help in transitioning back into employment. All of these benefits help employees return to work safely and reduce the risk of additional injury.