Personal Injury Assessment Services

Our function is to provide quality, independent medical assessments that are based on accurate medical opinion and fact, and are then presented to you in a legal context.

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Independent Medical Examination (IME)

An IME is an impartial assessment of an individual by an independent medical examiner to determine a claimant’s diagnosis, need for continued treatment, degree and permanency of disability, whole person impairment, or ability to return to work, to assist with their personal injury claim.

Injury Management Consultation (IMC)

An IMC is an assessment of an individual by an Injury Management Consultant to assess the situation, examine the worker (if necessary), and discuss possible solutions with all parties (including the Nominated Treating Doctor). An IMC is an assessment used to mediate a solution to problems in complex return to work and injury management plans.

Psychiatric Evaluations

An impartial assessment of an individual by an independent psychiatric examiner to determine an individual’s psychological diagnosis, need for continued treatment, degree and permanency of disability, whole person impairment, or ability to return to work, to assist with their personal injury claim.

Clinical Psychological Evaluations

Assessment time up to 4 hours
The assessment involves a detailed clinical interview which covers accident history, description of injuries and alleged disabilities, medical, psychological, occupational, educational and family history, and description of post-injury functionality, emotional and cognitive symptoms and disabilities.

Assessment time up to 4 hours

The assessment involves a detailed clinical interview which covers accident history, description of injuries and alleged disabilities, medical, psychological, occupational, educational and family history, and description of post-injury functionality, emotional and cognitive symptoms and disabilities. Psychometric and clinical evaluation is also conducted to evaluate personality and emotional functioning, pain behaviour, vocational potential, symptom validity, malingering and feigned incompetence. If required, whole person impairment (WPI) ratings can also be provided.

Neuropsychological Evaluations (Psychometric Testing)

Neuropsychological assessments are conducted to assess for neuro-developmental disorders that affect learning and general functioning.

Assessment Time up to 4 Hours

Neuropsychological assessments are conducted to assess for neuro-developmental disorders that affect learning and general functioning. The assessment involves a detailed clinical interview which covers accident history, description of injuries and alleged disabilities, medical, psychological, occupational, educational and family history, and description of post-injury functionality, emotional and cognitive symptoms and disabilities. The assessment also includes extensive psychometric and clinical evaluation of intellectual, cognitive, personality and emotional functioning, pain behaviour, vocational potential and symptom validity, malingering, feigned incompetence. If appropriate and required, whole person impairment ratings can also be provided.

Fitness for Work Assessment

Recommendations are provided to assist in determining an individual’s functional capacity to perform their role, and their availability to return to work following an injury or illness.

Worksite Assessment

Worksite assessments, also known as workplace evaluations, are onsite assessments of an employee’s pre-injury duties or suitable duties.

The medical expert or allied health professional will look to identify suitable duties and assess the physical and/or psychological demands of the duties, as well as provide recommendations of appropriate workplace modifications to accommodate a claimants current capacity for work.

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Employability Assessment

The goal of an employability assessment is to review a client’s education, training and experience in order to identify suitable employment options that are available within the client’s local labour market and for which they would be reasonably suited. The client’s vocational, physical and or psychological status along with the current labour market are considered when recommending suitable vocational options.

Activity of Daily Living Assessment

An activities of daily living (ADL) assessment analyses an individual’s functional performance in the areas of personal, self-care, domestic and general home maintenance activities in and around the home. They will identify task performance, need for equipment, domestic assistance needs and whether home modifications are required.

Panel Assessments

The panel assessment process is based on a panel of doctors to review the facts at hand and come to an agreement.

File Reviews

An impartial assessment based on the best available evidence (information/papers only) and undertaken by an appropriately qualified and experienced medical specialist (who is not in treating relationship with the worker) for the purposes of providing information to assist with the personal injury matter.

Medication Review

A medication file review is the review of all medications being paid for on a claim. The specialist will review an individual’s medication.

A medication file review is the review of all medications being paid for on a claim. The specialist will review an individual’s medication to ensure it’s: claim related, not contraindicated with other medications, the correct dose, being charged to the insurer at a reasonable price, and if there are any other medication options available and also may make recommendations around long-term opioid use/opioid plans.

This report is similar to an IMC, as the specialist will contact the NTD to discuss medication uses, suggest non-addictive alternatives (if required), and discuss the necessary use of medications, as well as long term planning for medication reductions if at all possible.

Correctional – Prison Visits

Independent medical or psychological assessment of an individual currently incarcerated within a correctional facility. The appointment will take place within the relevant facility, and will need to be reviewed and confirmed with the specialist prior to booking.

Earning Capacity Assessments (ECA)

Assessment made up of two components:
1. Functional Capacity Evaluation
2. Vocational Evaluation

Assessment made up of two components:
  1. Functional Capacity Evaluation

An objective test of an individual’s capacity to perform work-related tasks. From these results, physical work abilities and limitations can be compared to a variety of job descriptions.

  1. Vocational Evaluation

Analyse an individual’s current skills and experience, set vocational goals and outline potential job options. Assessment considers the individual’s functional work capacity and identifies transferable skills, employment barriers and realistic job options for suitable employment. The assessment takes approximately three hours.

Early Intervention Assessments

An independent examination conducted to assist case managers identify the legitimacy of a claim, monitor return to work and efficacy of treatment. This assessment also helps to flag barriers that are preventing recovery and return to work

Independent Chiropractor Consultant (ICC)

Conducted by a Chiropractor, this assessment is utilised to review whether the present treatment is still reasonable and necessary, and recommend alternate treatment if required, identify barriers in the return to work plan and adjust the Return to Work outcomes if applicable.

Independent Physiotherapy Consultant (IPC)

Conducted by a Physiotherapist, this assessment is utilized to review whether the present treatment is still reasonable and necessary, and recommend alternate treatment if required, identify barriers in the return to work plan and adjust the Return to Work outcomes if applicable. The Physiotherapist can also review any requests for equipment to determine if they are reasonable and necessary.