What is Medico-Legal?
Such reports are used for a variety of legal purposes: for instance, assessing the veracity of an individual’s claim for compensation and/or reimbursement from insurers or organisations including the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) and Worksafe.
What we do
Melbourne Pain Group are experts in the field of medico-legal. We specialise in musculoskeletal pain and psychiatric health.
While the provision of impartial assessments and reports to the TAC and Worksafe constitutes a large component of our work, we also serve:
- Employers → including those who self-insure.
- Solicitors → representing clients involved in a range of motor vehicle accidents, workplace injuries and 3rd-party claims.
- Insurers → who deal with running the claims of injured workers.
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Why choose us?
What sets Melbourne Pain Group apart from the majority of other medico-legal service providers is our level of legal expertise. Unlike many other medico-legal service providers, our core team comprises individuals with qualifications in law, backed by substantial practical experience.
Both insurers and bodies such as TAC and Worksafe have very specific guidelines for medical reporting which must be adhered to, otherwise such documents may be deemed inadmissible in legal proceedings. We know the legislation, we know the protocols – which is why we get it right the first time.
Our seasoned staff can precisely determine your needs and how to meet them in the most expeditious and cost-effective manner.
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Types of Reports
When it comes to providing impartial, accurate medical reports in a prompt and cost-effective manner, Melbourne Pain Group are leaders in the field.
We provide a wide range of reports including:
Standard Medico-Legal Reports
We routinely supply standard medico-legal reports to bodies such as the TAC and Worksafe Agents to ensure the validity of claims. Such reports outline the patient’s medical history in relationship to an injury for which they are seeking compensation. Solicitors may also obtain such reports on behalf of their client.
Independent Medical Examinations (IMEs)
Independent Medical Examinations and Reports may be sought by the TAC, Worksafe, insurers, employers and solicitors, as an independent opinion regarding the nature and extent of a claimant’s injuries.
Types of IMEs provided by Melbourne Pain Group include:
Work Capacity Assessments
These are often sought by insurers to determine the degree of an individual’s injuries and the extent to which they may continue to perform activities at work.
Whole Person Impairment Assessments (WPIs)
These are conducted in matters where compensation is sought for the permanent impairment of part(s) of an individual’s body. The impairment is calculated in terms of the extent to which an injury impacts your whole person. Thresholds must be met before compensation is approved.
Total & Permanent Disability Assessments (TPDs)
TPDs are usually conducted in insurance claims where a claimant is seeking compensation for an injury which prevents them from continuing work in their chosen field, or in any other field that may be considered suitable.
These are generated to help resolve disputes between patients and insurers.
Our medical professionals provide accurate, impartial responses to questionnaires provided by TAC, Worksafe Agents and insurers, to assess an individual’s medical condition and history.
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Other Medico-Legal Services
Melbourne Pain Group can also provide:
Appraisal of Investigative Materials
Our experienced doctors review photographic/video material to provide an impartial review of a patient’s condition.
In legal cases where damages are sought, Melbourne Pain Group can provide expert medical opinion as evidence.
File evaluations & Reviews
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Get in Touch
Independent Medical Examinations (IMEs) & Other Medico-Legal Enquiries
To book an appointment for an IME with one of our doctors, send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org
For any legal enquiries, contact our Legal Coordinator, Marina on (03) 9566 2733, selecting Option 4.
All legal correspondence is to be addressed to our Glen Waverley rooms at 499 Springvale Rd, Glen Waverley VIC 3150
Most reports are provided within 14 days, upon receipt of payment. If your requirements are more urgent, please advise us.Back to top