Brennan & Associates provides law firms with independent, knowledgeable and expert opinion in all aspects of personal injuries including:
- Functional Capacity Evaluations
- Cost of Future Care Assessments
- Loss of Housekeeping
- Expert Witness Testimony
- Prompt FCE Bookings & Reports
Functional Capacity Evaluations
A Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) is a standardized examination performed over two consecutive days to assess the client's physical abilities relative to employment, leisure activities & activities of daily living. It is conducted by a Clinician (Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist) with advanced training and specialized clinical skills in functional capacity evaluation.
The FCE combines standardized testing with work simulation and clinical observations to help determine the client’s capacity to participate in work activity. The evaluation can also include assessment of functional cognitive abilities and limitations relative to work demands. Results from an FCE determine the feasibility and barriers for a client to return to their pre-injury job and/or proposed vocational job options.
FCE reports are prepared in accordance with the rules of court and clinicians are prepared to testify in court if required.
Cost of Future Care Assessments & Home Assessments
Cost of Future Care Evaluations are conducted by Clinicians (Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists) who have specialized skills and expertise in assessing functional performance in self-care tasks, leisure pursuits and vocation, and who have experience making care recommendations and equipment prescription.
The Cost of Future Care and Life Care Planning methodology includes review of documentation, client interview, family and/or support network interviews, functional assessments, consultation and research, needs analysis, cost determination, and a comprehensive report.
This assessment examines the client's ability to perform ADLs and housekeeping demands taking into account individual circumstances, the environment, medical diagnoses, and potential medical complications.
A thorough multi-faceted assessment that identifies medical and non-medical needs based on the individual and is projected over the client's life expectancy.
Loss of Housekeeping
Expert Witness Testimony
Clinicians performing medical legal evaluations and reports are prepared to attend court to speak to their opinions directly and under cross-examination.
Our office has utilized the services of Brennan and Associates over a number of years. We have obtained their assistance and analysis for claimants that have ranged from chronic pain syndrome to catastrophic spinal and brain injuries. Ms. Brennan and her staff have been prompt, professional, personable, and most of all, professional and ethical in their review of our clients. We feel that Brennan & Associates provides a balanced (not biased) view of functional capacity and cost of care analyses, together with an excellent summary of medical history and supportable future care plans. We will continue to utilize the services of Brennan & Associates on behalf of our clients, and urge others to do so as well.
James D. Cuming
Cuming & Gillespie Law Firm