We can provide advice regarding complex cases such as those of a sensitive nature or where a decision regarding cause or ongoing risk is yet to be determined.
Independent Medical Examination:
An Independent Medical Examination (IME) is an impartial third-party medical assessment of a worker’s injury or illness. It includes a report identifying the cause of the injury or illness, the level to which it is work-related, the worker’s capacity for employment and their need for ongoing medical treatment. An IME is often required when existing information regarding a workplace injury or illness is inadequate, unavailable, inconsistent or undetermined.
Suitable Duties Assessment:
When a worker has been injured at work, this assessment determines the duties they are capable of performing safely within the workplace. The Assessment includes a report based on the worker’s overall health status and identifies specific tasks that can be completed at work without risk. This is often used to minimise the detrimental effects, both mental and physical, of a worker’s prolonged absence from the workplace.
Fitness for Duty Assessment:
This is an assessment of an injured worker’s ability to safely perform their normal duties, regardless of whether the injury is related to work or not. The Assessment includes a report outlining the tasks the worker can safely perform and what strategies should be implemented to minimise risk. This kind of Assessment is often required when a worker is suffering from a psychosocial ailment or when a non-work related medical problem affects their ability to safely perform duties.
This is an impartial evaluation of a worker’s ability to carry out their standard job requirements after experiencing an injury or illness. The Assessment includes an evidence-based report detailing the impact of the injury or illness on the ability of the worker to perform their role. The Assessment can be used to make informed decisions regarding their return to work and potential compensation claims.
Permanent Impairment Assessment:
This Assessment determines the level of anatomical and functional loss a worker has experienced due to a workplace injury or illness. The Assessment is often used to quantify the financial payments associated with a loss and is compliant with state-based legislation and conform to set provisions.