Sometimes it is necessary to get a medical opinion from a doctor who does not already know the employee. This is called an independent medical assessment.
General Practitioners are not always the best people to deal with workplace health matters, especially stress-related, or to decide whether or not an employee can return to work. A specialist is qualified to provide an independent medical assessment to decide whether your employee is fit for duties.
You may use an independent medical assessment for employee illnesses or injuries, whether or not they are related to work.
Employsure can advise you on the need for independent medical assessment. For peace of mind, please call our 24 hour Advice Line now on 1300 651 415.