For our Visiting Claimants
Please select from one of the options below for more information about your appointment.
If your injury or illness is of a physical nature and you have any x-rays, please bring them to your appointment.
You will need to show photo identification so please bring your driver's licence or passport.
Please wear loose and comfortable clothing to the consultation. Underwear must be worn. Our specialist consultant will need to uncover the relevant area to examine it properly.
For examination of:
Wearing a pair of bike pants or leggings is most helpful so you don't have to undress. For examination of:
Prior to seeing you, the Medilaw specialist consultant will review the existing information and reports that have been provided by the organisation that arranged your appointment.
Your independent medical examination will provide an impartial opinion to help determine the medical and/or rehabilitation needs of your injury.
The cause of injury or illness and a return to work status are determined as well an impairment rating, if requested.
The main issues asked to be addressed in an independent medical examination are:
The specialist consultants who perform independent medical examinations are not in a position to provide you with guidance or actual treatment for your condition - this is best provided by your treating medical practitioner.
The consultation will usually commence with an interview and questions about the history of your condition and some more general questions about your domestic, recreational and employment history.
Spouses or family members must refrain from answering questions on behalf of the person being examined, and we reserve the right to conduct the assessment without spouses, family members or other support persons being present.
A physical examination may also be required depending upon the nature of your condition. It may be necessary for you to disrobe to your underwear. Gowns are provided and female patients may have an adult companion with them during the examination, or they may request the presence of a female member of the Medilaw staff.
At the completion of the examination you are then free to depart and the specialist will prepare their report.
Medilaw medical specialists make every effort to keep to scheduled appointment times. The organisation that arranged your appointment will advise you at what time you need to arrive for your appointment.
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