Assessors of permanent impairment

An assessor of permanent impairment is a registered medical specialist with qualifications, training and experience in a relevant medical specialty.

An assessor must be listed on the WorkCover website as a trained assessor of permanent impairment for the body system being assessed.

Assessors may be one of the injured worker's treating specialists or engaged on behalf of the injured worker, employer or insurer for the purposes of assessing the level of permanent impairment.

In assessing permanent impairment, the assessor must determine:

  • whether the injured worker's condition has resulted in impairment
  • whether the condition has reached maximum medical improvement
  • whether the impairment is permanent
  • the degree of permanent impairment that results from the injury
  • the proportion of permanent impairment due to any previous injury, pre-existing condition or abnormality.

Call 13 10 50 for more information about assessors of permanent impairment.