What is the Functional Abilities Form for?
Following an injury, there will probably be things you can’t immediately do, such as swing a hammer, climb a ladder, bend, lift or even manipulate your mouse.
Knowing your immediate limitations is the first step to getting you back to work. And getting you back to work after an injury is what we are all striving for.
So your health-care provider will conduct an independent assessment about what you can do and will log that on a functional abilities form. You can find that form here.
Once those assessment tests are complete and the form received, we can figure out what you are currently capable of. And we can track the progress of your recovery.
Rest assured, the information is general in nature, and not normally tied to your specific job duties unless the health-care provider has specific knowledge about the job, is qualified to provide such an assessment or has been asked to provide a specific assessment by someone associated with your case.
The information will help us collaborate on your return-to-work plan.
Study after study has shown that getting people safely back to work after an injury prevents long-term disability. The faster that happens, the better the recovery is for the worker.
That’s why the Yukon Workers' Compensation Health and Safety Board has embraced back-to-work initiatives.
And that’s why employers and employees are obliged to co-operate with early and safe return to work initiatives.