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Workers Compensation

  • Nearly 3.9 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported in 2010
  • 1.1 million cases involved days away from work
  • Median days away from work was 8 days
  • Incidence rate for injuries for overexertion increased by 3% since 2009
  • Incidence rate for musculoskeletal disorder cases with days away from work increased by 4% since 2009
 

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The Brooks Rehabilitation Workers Compensation Program utilizes evidence-based treatment options to help maximize patient gains in the shortest amount of time. We realize how important it is to get the patient back to work in a timely and healthy manner to reduce losses in productivity for both the employee and employer.

Outstanding Patient Care

Many of the treating therapists at Brooks are residency or fellowship trained which demonstrates the highest level of commitment to education and patient care. Additionally, very few therapists have achieved national certification to perform Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE), which is important particularly related to the medical-legal aspects of these types of assessments. Fortunately, we have a therapist in Jacksonville that has reached this level of national certification, i.e. a Certified Functional Capacity Evaluator (CFCE). At Brooks we provide Industrial Rehabilitation which includes Functional Capacity Evaluations, Work Conditioning, Post Offer Pre-Placement Screens and Ergonomic Evaluations.

Components of the Workers Compensation Program

Brooks Rehabilitation offers a variety of services including comprehensive programs for clients with chronic pain and traumatic head injuries.

Work Conditioning

This intensive physical conditioning program is designed to restore physical capacity and function to enable a patient to achieve the main goal of returning to work.

 

Therapy lasts from 2 to 4 hours per day and patients can attend up to 5 days per week to better replicate the physical demands of a 40-hour work week.

Purpose of Service

  • Prepare patient for return to work
  • Enable patients to perform the essential functions of their job
  • Instruct patient on safe work practices

Components of the Service

  • Body mechanics training
  • Flexibility training
  • Muscular strengthening
  • Task Lifting/material handling
  • Cardiovascular training
  • Job simulation activities

 

Functional Capacity Evaluations

A Functional Capacity Evaluation is often recommended when an individual has reached a plateau in progress, his or her subjective reports do not correlate with objective findings, or when he or she has reached maximal medical improvement (MMI).

Post Offer Pre Placement Screen

A post offer pre-placement screen is a brief physical assessment that is used to determine if a prospective employee has the physical capabilities to perform the essential functions and physical demands of the job.

Purpose of the Service

  • Reduce employer costs associated with work injury
  • Protect workers from needless harm
  • Improve workplace safety
  • Determine if employee has physical ability to perform essential job functions

Components of the Service

One large company found that workers who performed this type of screen resulted in only $6500 in injury-related costs over 4 years compared to over $2 million for employees who did not perform the screen

 

Ergonomic Evaluation

An ergonomic evaluation is an assessment of an employee’s work environment that is performed to fit the job to the employee by reducing potential hazards and injury risk factors.

Purpose of the Service

  • Assist with Injury Prevention
  • Maximize Employee Productivity
  • Establish Safe Work Environment

Components of the Service

  • Employee Interview
  • Risk Factor Assessment
  • Observation of Work
  • Site Walk Through
  • Risk Factor Modification
  • Documentation of Solutions

 Call (904) 345-7277 to learn more about our Workers Compensation program.