Maximum Medical Improvement Vocational Evaluations
When a workers’ comp recipient reaches MMI, a doctor gives them a disability rating. Their attorney should receive a written statement from the doctor denoting the disability rating. Next, the doctor will provide a functional capacity opinion regarding the physical capabilities of an individual. BRVA uses the functional capacity opinion to develop work restrictions and determine if an individual can return to the pre-injury job. Additionally, BRVA use the functional capacity opinion to determine if work restrictions have permanent implications on an individual vocational capacity.