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Medico-Legal Services

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 and 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.

Conciliation Reports

These are generated to help resolve disputes between patients and insurers.

Medical Questionnaires

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.

Return to Work Examinations and Reports

These examinations can be booked by Worksafe, WorkCover Insurers, Employers and Solicitors.

Fitness for Work Assessments

These examinations can be booked by Worksafe, WorkCover Insurers, Employers and Solicitors.

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.

Litigation Support

In legal cases where damages are sought, Melbourne Pain Group can provide expert medical opinion as evidence.

File evaluations and Reviews

This service can be arranged by Worksafe, WorkCover Insurers, Employers and Solicitors.

Supplementary Reports

This service can be arranged by Worksafe, WorkCover Insurers, Employers and Solicitors.

Contact Us

To enquire about Independent Medical Examinations (IMEs) and other Medico-Legal Enquiries call us, or submit our Medico-Legal Enquiry webform.

To book an appointment for an IME with one of our doctors, submit our Medico-Legal Appointment Request webform.

For any Medico-Legal enquiries, please contact our Legal Coordinator, Marina on 03 9566 2733, selecting Option 4. All Medico-Legal correspondence is to be addressed to our Glen Waverley rooms:

ATTN: Medico-Legal Dept
Melbourne Pain Group
The Victorian Rehabilitation Centre
499 Springvale Road
Glen Waverley VIC 3150.

Most reports are provided within 14 days, upon receipt of payment. If your requirements are more urgent, please advise us.