In Workers’ Compensation, Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCEs) are used to access an Injured Worker’s Permanent Disability and/or Impairment. The evaluation results can also be used to determine their ability to return to work as well as their need for medical care.
Drug Testing is a common issue in the workplace. Drug Testing, in the field of employment, is done for a variety of reasons. There are Pre-Employment Drug Tests, there are Random or Periodic Drug Tests, and there are Drug Tests after industrial accidents.
What are Sleep Disorders?
Sleep Disorders relate to the ability of one to either sleep or be succumbed to excessive sleepiness. Sleep maintenance is frequently a term used by doctors when describing one’s quality of sleep. There are a variety of sleep disorders. Also, there a variety of causes for those sleep disorders. See AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, 5th Edition. In sum, Sleep Disorders can involve the failure to be able to go to sleep or maintain sleep for a significant duration. Sleep Disorders can also involve a person’s ability to stay awake. Sleep Disorders include Insomnia, Narcolepsy, Restless Leg Syndrome, and Sleep Apnea.
What is a Primary Treating Physician? Why is it important?
A Primary Treating Physician plays an important role for an Injured Worker in the handling of their worker’s compensation claim. A Primary Treating Physician has the power to issue reporting which can trigger the acceptance of a claim for compensation and entitlement to benefits. Primary Treating Physician are called upon to make “medical determinations” which impact variety of medical/legal issues.
California Workers’ Compensation Law covers injuries and illnesses to one’s entire body. There are a number of Skin-Related Conditions and/or Injuries that can be work-related. Per the Centers for Disease Control, it is estimated that more than 13 million workers in the United States are potentially exposed to chemicals that can be absorbed through the skin. Dermal exposure to hazardous agents can result in a variety of occupational diseases and disorders, including Occupational Skin Diseases (OSD) and systemic toxicity.