Permanent Impairment Assessment

A Permanent Impairment Assessment (PI) is performed once the claimant has reached Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI). MMI means that there is no likely improvement in their physical or psychological condition expected within the next 12 months or beyond. Upon reaching MMI, which is determined by history and clinical examination of the claimant, our Occupational Physicians will assess the percentage of permanent impairment according to an equation set by the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment. 

 

Our Occupational Physicians are trained to perform Permanent Impairment Assessments using the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment 4th, 5th and 6th Editions.  They are trained in and available to perform assessments under the new QLD Guidelines for the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment (GEPI) for workplace injuries sustained in QLD after 15th October 2013.


Frequently Asked Questions (faq's):

How do I request an Appointment?

You can request an appointment by contacting our administrative team on (07) 5574 5792. You will then be provided with our Independent Clinical Examination Referral Pack which we will request to be completed and returned to us. Once we have received this information, one of our Physician's will review the case and determine whether additional information is required, what the appropriate service is and when the next appointment is. You will then be contacted and informed of what our Physicians have recommended and the date of the appointment. 

What happens to the report?

The report is usually generated within 10 business days and forwarded to the person who requested it.

is this funded by Medicare/Bupa/private health?

No, this is a private appointment and will need to be paid for in full by either the examinee, their employer or their legal representative.