Knowledge Base

Comment from the audience: Doctors are expecting workers to pay between $30 and $50 dollars to complete the functional abilities form, sick note that we need to examine alternative duties. This is at the initial visit before WBC claim has been approved.

Amanda (TeksMed Service): Employers should keep in mind they do not NEED to wait for medical to make an offer of suitable/modified work. They can base the offer off common-sense restrictions (Ie: one-handed duties for a left-hand injury). Also, other treatment providers can provide limitations or assist in reviewing modified work (Ie: Physiotherapist). As WCB receives more detailed medical at all assessments, if clarification is still needed one can always connect with WCB to obtain specific limitations or abilities.