Independent Medical Assessments

Independent Medical Assessments( IMA) provide a comprehensive evaluation to support fair and informed decisions in legal, insurance matters.

What is an Independent Medical Assessment?

An Independent Medical Assessment is a process conducted by an unbiased medical professional to evaluate a person’s health following a claim or legal case. This assessment aims to deliver an objective report on the person’s current health status, prognosis, and capacity for work, contributing significantly to the resolution of claims and disputes.

Our independent medical specialists play a vital role in determining the extent of injury and any resulting disability. This impartial evaluation ensures that claims are resolved with the information and insights necessary to make well-informed decisions. 

Comprehensive Reports Delivered On Time

At Medico Legal Specialists, we know how important it is to receive information quickly and accurately. We ensure our detailed reports are prepared on schedule so everyone involved has what they need to advance the process. Our focus on timely deliverables helps to streamline the claims procedure for all parties. This commitment means you can rely on us to provide the essential information you require, making the entire process more manageable.

How it Works

The process begins with a referral, followed by a thorough review of the person’s medical history and relevant documents. The assessment involves either a physical examination or, psychological evaluation, culminating in a detailed report outlining findings, conclusions, and recommendations.


Who Needs an Independent Medical Assessment?

 Independent medical assessments are essential for a wide range of scenarios, for   example:

  • Personal injuries – Worker’s Compensation and Compulsory Third Party.
  • Total Permanent Disability and Trauma.
  • Public Liability.
  • Income Protection.
  • Fitness for Work.
  • Medical Negligence.

Our services cater to a diverse clientele, including state insurers, regulators, law firms, motor accident authorities, workers’ compensation agencies, self-insured businesses, government departments, employers, and not-for-profit organisations.

Independent medical assessment referrals are often requested when an insurer requires expert medical advice to help with providing expert information to help manage a claim, for permanent disability assessments, and when permanent impairment is required to be determined. 

When a person is referred for an independent medical assessment by their insurer, the insurer is responsible for covering the examination costs. If the referral comes from their legal representative, then the representative may take care of the payment. If the Independent Legal Assistance and Review Service (ILARS) requests the IMA, they cover the expenses.

It’s important to know that legal protections safeguard against unnecessary medical examinations. A rule permits reimbursement for only one independent medical report unless the individual has suffered multiple injuries. In such cases, obtaining a report from each medical specialty that has been involved in their treatment is allowed, ensuring a thorough evaluation and documentation of all injuries without imposing an unnecessary financial or procedural burden on the individual. 

A notification letter detailing the arrangements and purpose of the examination will be sent at least ten working days before the scheduled appointment.

Individuals must promptly confirm their attendance or notify the provider if unable to attend the appointment. They must also communicate any special requirements, such as the need for an interpreter or disabled access, and bring any relevant medical imagery for a comprehensive assessment.

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Why Choose Medico Legal Services?

When you choose Medico Legal Specialists, you’re partnering with a company that leads the way in innovative solutions for the healthcare industry. Our commitment to neutrality, combined with our meticulous attention to detail and adherence to deadlines, makes us the preferred choice for clients seeking reliable, objective assessments. Our experienced team of medical professionals ensures that all assessments are conducted with the utmost professionalism and integrity, offering clarity and resolution in complex cases.

Evidence-Based Reports

Our dedication to providing accurate, evidence-based reports helps streamline the decision-making process, ensuring all parties have access to the critical information needed to resolve claims and disputes efficiently.

Specialised Expertise

With Medico Legal Specialists, our clients can expect a service that’s not only professional but also compassionate and respectful of all individuals involved.

Independent Medical Assessments by Medico-Legal Specialists are an indispensable tool for insurers, legal professionals, and employers navigating the complexities of claims and disputes. Our comprehensive, timely, and impartial assessments provide the clarity and certainty needed to make informed decisions, contributing to fair outcomes for all involved.


The MLS Advantage: Experience, Integrity, and Commitment

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