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Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE) in Workers Compensation Claims

On Behalf of | Mar 26, 2014 | Firm News

Insurance companies and/or company doctors will often have you go through a Function Capacity Evaluation (FCE) in physical therapy.  The purpose of an FCE is to determine your work restrictions for return to work after a job injury.  FCEs are sometime used to give impairment ratings as well.  Impairment ratings  An FCE can have a negative impact and hurt your workers compensation claim if you do not understand how the testing works.  We meet with our clients and explain how and what the FCE is testing so that you do well on the test.  We will help you get a result that reflects your proper work restrictions and level of disability.  Without an understanding of the testing procedures, many injured workers have invalid tests that the insurance companies use to reduce disability awards and work restrictions.  Insurance compaines and adjusters attack the credibility of symptoms as exaggerated or faked.  We can prepare you to avoid a bad result in your FCE.  We Can Help