Many individuals injured in motor vehicle accidents suffer permanent injuries that severely affect their ability to do their job, their future earning capacity, as well as their ability to perform household chores. Claimants are entitled to compensation for the limitations imposed by their injuries, however before ICBC will agree to do pay such compensation it is usually necessary to establish the extent of these limitations through medical evidence. Generally this is done through a Work Capacity Evaluation. This is a report, usually prepared by an occupational therapist or other qualified individual, who performs physical tests on a claimant and prepares a report setting out the extent to which an individual’s injuries have affected their ability to perform their job duties.Having a Work Capacity Evaluation is very important in claims involving loss of earning capacity. A qualified ICBC or personal injury lawyer can arrange and pay for the evaluation to be completed.