Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCEs)

When an employee sustains an injury that may affect their work, it’s essential that a Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) is performed before they return to their pre-injury duties. This is necessary not only to ensure the safety of the injured worker, but also to protect employers from violating any applicable state regulations.

The FCE is a collection of tests designed to assess an employee’s overall ability to work, as well as their functional capacity for tasks they may need to perform when doing their duties.

Some features of the tests generally include:

  • Current medical concerns/recommendations from the acting GP
  • A discussion of the pre-injury duties performed
  • An outline of the tasks performed post-injury
  • A review of the employee’s medical history
  • Objective physical testing, including such things as carrying, lifting, pulling, pushing, squatting, kneeling, gripping, bending, standing, walking etc.

Functional Capacity Evaluations may also be performed prior to an applicant being offered employment, particularly if the job is physically demanding or requires the applicant being able to perform a specific task.

About IMO

At IMO (Independent Medical Opinion), we are dedicated to providing our customers with comprehensive advice and support through our extensive network of medico-legal specialists. Our reputation for excellence is built on 20 years of industry experience and over 400,000 medical assessments. We provide our clients access to one of the largest networks of doctors in the industry, with expertise across all medical disciplines..

As IMO consultants are independent assessors, you can be guaranteed an objective and thorough Functional Capacity Evaluations when you choose us. Our panel of health professionals and specialists span a wide range of medical disciplines, meaning that we can provide an assessor who is most-suited to the situation that requires attention. And as we have a presence in all major Australian cities as well as a large number of metropolitan and regional areas, you won’t have to travel large distances to receive the medico-legal services you are entitled to.

Contact us today

We strive to make your life as easy as possible when dealing with our medico-legal services, which is why we have a convenient web-based booking system for our customers. This system provides you with the details of a specialists’ calendar and their practicing hours, meaning you can see 24/7 when someone is next available for a consultation.

Once your assessment has been performed, your assessment is reviewed by our senior control team and is then delivered to your specified email address in PDF form, saving you the hassle of scheduling a follow-up appointment.

For medico-legal assessments performed by objective specialists, contact IMO today. Our professional team are ready and waiting to assist you with an independent medical opinion.

Need more information about our services?

Call the friendly IMO team on 13 88 28 or email