Understanding What Makes a Good Quality FCE (Functional Capacity Evaluation)

Published by Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group and Delaware Trial Lawyers Association


Functional capacity evaluations are used in many legal cases to determine functional ability, to assess client effort, and to determine the level of impairment. Unfortunately, there is no standardization for this type of examination and many different systems and processes are used resulting in controversy in the overall effectiveness. Too often, the evaluations are not performed by credentialed professionals and provide inaccurate results which in some cases can be even damaging to a legal case. The objective of this webinar is to better under the FCE process and most importantly understand what constitutes a good FCE. By the end of the seminar, you will be able to better understand what to ask for when requesting an FCE and when an FCE should be used and should not be used. In addition, you will also be able to better examine the results of the FCE and potential pitfalls that may be present in a poor FCE.

Lisa Fitzpatrick
Lisa Fitzpatrrick DrOT, CHT, CAE, CEAS is the President/CEO of Xcelable. She has been in practice for approximately 20 years and specializes in providing injury management services for injured workers. In addition, Lisa has worked in FECA for over 15 years and is familiar with the regulations related to FECA cases. She has published numerous articles on functional capacity evaluations and ergonomics. Her primary focus of her current research is in determining effective measures for assessing...More

Originally Published

January 30, 2020

Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • Understanding What Makes a Good Quality FCE
  • Understanding What Makes a Good Quality FCE - Paper

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