Independent Expert Opinion

Independent Medical Examination

An Independent Medical Examination (IME) is a comprehensive and impartial analysis of the medical status of an individual, for medicolegal purposes or as part of an occupational health management process. Examination findings may include, but are not limited to, an opinion regarding:

  • diagnosis and prognosis

  • injury/illness causative factors

  • capacity for work

  • current treatment and/or future treatment

Occupational physicians at OccmedSA are able to provide Independent Medical Examinations for:

  • ReturntoWorkSA (RTWSA), WorkSafe Victoria

  • Comcare

  • Motor Accident Commission (MAC)

  • Compulsory Third Party Insurance Schemes (CTP)

  • Disability/Life Insurance

  • Income Protection Insurance


Permanent Impairment Assessment

Occupational physicians at OccmedSA are accredited to provide Permanent Impairment Assessments (PIA) for:

  • ReturntoWorkSA (RTWSA)

  • Comcare

  • Motor Accident Injury Assessment Scheme (MAIAS) – Injury Scale Value (ISV) Assessments


Fitness to Work Assessment

A Fitness to Work Assessment is a medical review of a worker’s capacity to undertake specific job tasks in relation to a (usually) non-compensable medical condition or injury.

Medical advice may be provided regarding, although not limited to, the following:

  • treatment recommendations

  • the need for absence from work

  • capacity to resume work or modified work

  • recommendations for workplace modifications to support return to work


Please contact OccmedSA if you wish to discuss our Independent Expert Opinion Services in more detail.