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Santa Deals With Worker's Comp, Too

Santa Elvis

It’s the busy season at Santa’s workshop and that usually means a few headaches for Santa. Ginger, Santa’s longest-employed elf, injured her knee when she tried to hurry through the workshop to deliver a needed doll body part to one of her co-elves, and twisted her knee. (Elves have very small knees and ligaments, so, it doesn’t take much force for one of those babies to tear!)

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AMA Guidelines for Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE’s)

define FCE as “the objective measurement of a person’s ability to perform functional work activities

In 2009 the AMA Guide to the Evaluation of Functional Ability: How to Request, Interpret and Apply Functional Capacity Evaluations, the authors define FCE as “the objective measurement of a person’s ability to perform functional work activities.” Medical reasons for an FCE include:

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The Workers' Compensation System Is Broken - Or Is It?

The Workers' Compensation System Is Broken - Or Is It?

I know I have heard this said by an employer at least 3 times in the last 2 weeks: “The Workers’ Comp System is Broken.” When I ask how it is broken and how it can be fixed, I get a lot of examples of how people are allowed to “work the system,” but no one can offer a fix. In my experience, the first thing that needs to be fixed is how employers perceive their ability to control their workers’ comp exposure.

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