Independent Medical Examinations (IME)

Our large panel of medical specialists are highly experienced in providing independent assessment reports for:
State Insurers, Regulators and Self-Insured Businesses
Motor Accident Authority
Income Protection Insurance Claims
Total Permanent Disability & Trauma Insurance Claims

Assessment Made Easy

With a strong commitment to excellence, our team of highly experienced medical specialists offers unparalleled expertise in conducting comprehensive IMEs. As you navigate the complexities of managing injury and illness, we stand ready to provide professional and unbiased evaluations tailored to meet your specific needs. MLS will serve as your trusted partner in delivering accurate and reliable IMEs for optimal outcomes.

Multidisciplinary Approach

We recognise that IMEs encompass a broad range of medical conditions and circumstances. To cater to the diverse needs of our clients, our team comprises specialists from various medical disciplines, including orthopaedics, neurology, psychiatry, psychology, occupational medicine and more. This multidisciplinary approach allows us to provide comprehensive assessments that address a wide spectrum of medical conditions, injuries, and disabilities.

Unrivalled Medical Specialists for IME

At MLS, we take great pride in our exceptional team of medical specialists who possess extensive expertise in performing IMEs. Our professionals have undergone rigorous training and have accumulated a wealth of experience in their respective fields. With their profound knowledge and specialised skills, they bring invaluable insights to every assessment, ensuring the delivery of accurate and impartial evaluations that meet the highest standards.

Customised Assessments

At MLS, we understand that all individuals and their circumstances are unique. We work closely with our clients to gain a thorough understanding of the specific questions or concerns related to a claimant’s medical condition. This collaborative approach enables us to customise our assessments, ensuring that we address the specific needs of your case and provide you with the information and insights necessary to make well-informed decisions.

What is a Whole Person Impairment (WPI) Assessment?

Whole person impairment is used to measure the degree of impairment from an injury sustained in a work injury or motor vehicle accident where a claim has been submitted. It is used to work out the compensation that the individual may be given, determining whether they are entitled to a whole person impairment payment. This lump sum form of compensation is given on the basis of how the person’s everyday life is affected by what has happened.

WPI assessments involve a medical professional evaluating the effects of an injury on an individual.

How does the process work?
A medical professional will carry out a WPI assessment as part of whole person impairment claims. The evaluation takes place after the injury is stabilised, and the medical professional uses guidelines from the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment to make their assessment.
WPI Criteria
Doctors must look at several criteria for WPI assessments. These include:

Make a referral online with Medico Legal Specialists to find out more about whole person impairment assessments.

Early Intervention Reports

To help with early managing of a claim, Medico Legal Specialist offers Early Intervention Reports. Early Intervention Reports assist case managers to:

An Early Intervention Report uses factual information obtained from a professionally trained investigator, along with an Independent Medical Examination to provide a clear and comprehensive report inclusive of pertinent information. These reports are delivered promptly, equipping you with the necessary information to proceed with confidence, when managing a claim or health concern.

Our processes are transparent with the injured party being kept informed at all times and treated with the utmost respect.

Exceptional Client Service and Support

There are certain circumstances that may justify the request for a supplementary report. If it has been at least six months since the last report, the caseworker should first ask for advice from the IME about whether the worker needs to be re-examined or if a supplementary report can be provided.

What is a Supplementary Report?

A supplementary report from an Independent Medical Examiner is provided in addition to the primary IME report. The referring party requests additional information from the medical specialist.

Requesting a Supplementary Report

There are certain circumstances that may justify the request for a supplementary report. If it has been at least six months since the last report, the caseworker should first ask for advice from the IME about whether the worker needs to be re-examined or if a supplementary report can be provided.

Why Choose MLS?

At MLS we are dedicated to delivering accurate, impartial and timely evaluations that meet your specific requirements. With our team of highly experienced medical specialists, multidisciplinary approach, customised assessments, meticulous process, comprehensive reporting, and exceptional client service, we strive to provide the highest quality of service.
As your trusted partner, we provide you with the expertise and support needed to achieve optimal outcomes.

Here’s why you should choose us as your trusted partner:

Highly Experienced Medical Specialists

Our team consists of highly experienced medical specialists who possess extensive knowledge and expertise in their respective fields. They have a deep understanding of IMEs and stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in medical practices and legal requirements. With their specialised skills, they bring a level of proficiency that is crucial in delivering reliable and accurate assessments.

Specialised Expertise

Within our team, we have specialists with expertise in various areas, such as workplace injuries, motor vehicle accidents, assessment of capacity to work and more. This specialised knowledge allows us to provide in-depth evaluations specific to the nature of the case, ensuring a comprehensive assessment of the claimant’s medical condition and its implications on their ability to work, function or recover.

Collaboration with Legal and Insurance Professionals

We believe in fostering strong collaboration with our clients. We understand the importance of open communication and regular updates. Our team is committed to working closely with you to provide clarification on medical terminology, address any questions or concerns, and ensure that the evaluation process aligns with your specific requirements.

Quality Assurance

At MLS, we have implemented rigorous quality assurance protocols to ensure the highest standards of assessments. We have internal processes in place to review and verify the accuracy and thoroughness of our evaluations. Our commitment to quality assurance guarantees that the reports we deliver are reliable, objective and of the utmost integrity.

Expert Witness Testimony

In addition to providing comprehensive IME assessments, our medical specialists are well-versed in providing expert witness testimony when required. They have experience in presenting their findings and opinions in a clear, concise and credible manner. Our experts can effectively communicate complex medical information to support your case during legal proceedings, offering invaluable support and expertise.

Tailored Solutions for you

A Meticulous Process and Objective Evaluations

Our IME process is meticulously designed to ensure efficiency, transparency, and fairness. When you engage our services, we handle all aspects of the assessment process, from scheduling appointments to collecting relevant medical records and conducting thorough evaluations. You can be confident that our medical specialists approach each IME with the utmost objectivity, professionalism, and commitment to delivering impartial evaluations that withstand scrutiny.

Comprehensive Reporting and Timely Delivery

We understand the significance of clear and comprehensive reporting in IMEs. Our medical specialists prepare meticulous reports that encompass the claimant's medical history, examination findings, diagnosis, treatment recommendations, and any other pertinent information. These reports are delivered promptly, equipping you with the necessary information to proceed with confidence, when managing a claim or health concern.

Exceptional Client Service and Support

At MLS, we prioritise exceptional client service and support throughout the entire IME process. Our dedicated team is readily available to address any inquiries, concerns or updates regarding your assessments. We understand the importance of efficient communication and collaboration, ensuring that your cases are handled with the utmost care and professionalism. We are committed to establishing a long-term partnership built on trust and reliability.

Confidentiality and Compliance

We recognise the sensitive nature of the information involved in IMEs. At MLS, we strictly adhere to the highest standards of confidentiality and comply with all relevant privacy laws and regulations. We place the utmost value on trust and safeguarding the privacy of all parties involved. You can have complete confidence that your information will be handled with the utmost care and confidentiality.

Call MLS Today

MLS offers unparalleled expertise and exceptional service for IMEs. We offer highly experienced medical specialists, high-level expertise and exceptional collaboration with our clients. In addition, our commitment to delivering accurate and quality assured reports that are impartial and timely, demonstrates MLS’s dedication to positively impact health and empower individuals to live healthier lives.

Contact us today to discuss your specific requirements and experience the MLS difference.