The Occupational Therapist plays a significant role in medico-legal, medical negligence and disability insurance assessments, by commenting on a client's physical, functional, and vocational compromise arising from disability or injury.

Functional capacity evaluations, work capacity evaluations and job analysis further highlight a worker's abilities and limitations, and form a necessary component of the return to work process. Work site consultations may in addition to the above be required to identify environmental accessibility; and for assistance with job re-alignment, job modifications, and reasonable accommodations to enable workers with disabilities to enjoy equal employment opportunities.

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