Functional Capacity Evaluation in Alabama and Mississippi

One of the most important pieces of advice that we have to share with website viewers is this:

If your long-term disability insurer is asking you to undergo a functional capacity evaluation (FCE) as part of your claim process, do not say yes until you talk to an attorney. Contact The Martin Law Group, LLC ERISA Case Lawyers to schedule a free initial consultation regarding any type of proposed functional capacity evaluation. Call us today to talk to an attorney.

Please note that we regularly conduct traveling “meeting days” in communities throughout Alabama and Mississippi. One-on-one conversations allow potential clients to establish strong relationships with our attorneys. Schedule a consultation at a law office close to your home. Contact us for more information.

As a person with a chronic condition, you have days where you feel “normal” and days where you feel absolutely awful. What happens, then, if the FCE takes place on one of your “normal” days? We know that your condition affects you and your family greatly, and we provide strong legal advocacy that will not give up in pursuit of the benefits on which you rely.

Be aware that the functional capacity evaluation is most often part of an insurer’s process of trying to disqualify you for benefits. An FCE is a one-time evaluation that may not take into account the typical ups and downs of someone with a chronic condition such as:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Arachnoiditis and other nerve-related ailments
  • Compartment syndrome

As sufferers of chronic conditions know, they often have days when they feel close to normal, but they have quite a few days when pain makes vigorous or even regular activity impossible. Most jobs that operate on the basis of clocked-in hours cannot be suitably reconciled with the chronic condition sufferer’s frequent flare-ups. Therefore, the person may be disabled for all intents and purposes even though on some days, he or she functions nearly normally.

Talk to an Attorney in Huntsville: Physical Assessment and Examination

Will your functional capacity evaluation or work capacity evaluation take place on a day when you are feeling better or feeling worse? How can you protect yourself from the incomplete picture of your overall health that a functional capacity evaluation may create? The first place to start is with a free initial consultation with an experienced disability attorney. Call The Martin Law Group, LLC ERISA Case Lawyers to learn more, and to discuss your long-term disability claim.