Occupational Therapy Medico-Legal Assessment assists to determine the impact of an injury on a person’s life, including activities at home, work and leisure.
Level of independence
Pre-injury and post-injury status
Ability to perform tasks
Capacity to fulfil pre-injury roles
Any requirements for past and future care
Ability is assessed through:
Observation of performance of selected activities
Assessment of the environment (eg. home, work)
Interview with the plaintiff and carer/s
Available medical documentation and reports
Our assessments ensure that the impact of injury is ascertained in relation to each individual. Accordingly, requirements and recommendations vary from person-to-person.
The Occupational Therapy Medico Legal Assessment report addresses the questions posed in the instructions and analysis of function in areas such as:
Educational & training needs
Capacity to care for others (eg. dependents, children)
Community access ( eg. driving, transport)
Living skills (eg. ability to manage own affairs)
Ability to engage in leisure activities
Where applicable, consideration is given to past and/or future requirements (eg. gratuitous care prognosis, changes to circumstances, ageing and care).
Occupational Therapy expert witness - medico-legal reports are based on sound methodology, with clear rationale and principles of Evidence-Based Practice.
Recommendations are aimed at maximising a person’s level of functional independence. Recommendations may include:
Intervention: Future therapy, treatment and/ or rehabilitation needs.
Equipment: Adaptive aids or equipment including type, cost, supplier.
Environmental Modifications: Access, accommodation requirements, home modifications and options.
Transport: Vehicle modifications and requirements, transport funding or licensing.
Care Requirements: Type of care (eg. domestic assistance, attendant care, nursing care) hours, cost and suppliers.
If you would like more information or to book a medical legal assessment or complete medical legal services, contact us via either email or phone.
Our team of highly trained hand / Occupational therapists in Sutherland and Burwood are committed to helping you improve your quality of life.
All our team members are knowledgeable, attentive and have the experience required to give you best therapy, treatment possible.
Our main objective is to provide up-to-date health care treatments for our patients in a dignified, confidential, professional and caring manner.