CCH now offer a specialised range of Occupational Specialised Consulting.
Medical assessments to help employers and employees make the right decisions about returning to work.
Taking on the important role of Occupational Physician with CCH, Dr Sandra is now offering specialised Assessments of Fitness, providing the qualified advice needed in more complex cases, which might be of a more sensitive nature.
These assessments provide employers with an independent, qualified medical opinion and advice regarding an employee’s ability to work safely and productively after an injury, health concerns or concerning event.
Independent Medical Examinations
Impartial, third-party medical assessments of a worker’s injury or illness. This assessment includes a report identifying:
- the cause of the injury or illness,
- the level to which it is work-related,
- the worker’s capacity for employment,
- along with any needs for ongoing medical treatment.
When is this required? If the existing information regarding an employee’s workplace injury or illness is inadequate, unavailable, inconsistent or undetermined.
Suitable Duties Assessment
If an employee has been injured on the job, this assessment determines the duties they are capable of performing safely within the workplace. The assessment:
- includes a report based on the worker’s overall health status
- identifies specific tasks that can be completed at work without risk
Why is this important? This assessment helps to minimise the detrimental effects, both mental and physical, of a worker’s prolonged absence from the workplace.
Fitness for Duty Assessment
This is an assessment of an injured worker’s ability to safely perform their normal duties, regardless of whether the injury is related to work or not.
This assessment includes:
- a report outlining the tasks the worker can safely perform
- the strategies which should be implemented to minimise risk
When is this required? When a worker is suffering from a psychosocial ailment or a non-work related medical problem is affecting their ability to safely perform their duties.
This is an impartial evaluation of a worker’s ability to carry out their standard job requirements after experiencing an injury or illness. This assessment provides an evidence-based report detailing the impact of the injury or illness on the ability of the worker to perform their role.
Why is this important? This assessment can be used to make informed decisions regarding a workers return to work and potential compensation claims.
Permanent Impairment Assessment
This assessment determines the level of anatomical and functional loss a worker has experienced due to a workplace injury or illness. The assessment is often used to quantify the financial payments associated with a loss and is compliant with state-based legislation and conform to set provisions.
If you have concerns about an employee’s return to work, or ability to perform at the level required for their role, see Dr Sandra for advice on the right assessment for your situation.
Contact CCH today for queries or bookings.