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A Permanent Functional Impairment (PFI) Assessment is performed on an injured worker to help assess the degree of physical impairment incurred as a result of the worker's injury.
The PFI provider can perform:
The Board officer determines which type of PFI assessment will be performed based on the complexity of the worker's injury.
A PFI assessment is suitable for workers who:
A PFI assessment is not appropriate for the worker who:
Not all claims are suitable for referral to a PFI provider. Claims with an accepted psychological condition, or that have multiple complex injuries will be assessed by a WorkSafeBC Disability Awards medical advisor.
The PFI assessment is completed within one day.
PFI assessments are offered at WorkSafeBC-approved clinics throughout B.C.
Workers are referred for a PFI assessment by a WorkSafeBC officer. Attending physicians can refer a worker for this assessment, by verbally communicating this to the WorkSafeBC officer or through a Form F11.
Please call Health Care Services at 604 232-7787 or toll-free at 1 866 244-6404. Or visit the PFI contact details page for further information.