At OT MedicoLegal we provide:
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Thorough assessments by experienced Occupational Therapists
Our assessments take approximately 1-2 hours – longer in more complex cases. Assessments consist of interview, observation, functional assessment and use of various indices and assessment protocols.
Comprehensive and highly professional medico legal reports
Occupational therapists are trained to view each person holistically. This means that Nancy can consider the impact on injury or illness on all aspects of a person’s life – home, work, leisure and psycho-social. Nancy’s reports encompass all of these areas and she undertakes a comprehensive examination detailing the effects of the incident or injury on the individual across all these aspects of their life.
Experienced Expert Witnesses
Nancy Stephenson is a highly experienced expert witness and has undergone litigation witness training. We prepare meticulously for court appearances so that we can withstand rigorous cross-examination.
Easy to read and understand past and future care tables
Occupational therapists are skilled in assessment of function, independent living skills and care requirements. At OTML, we have a database of commercial care fees from various agencies throughout the state, which our researchers update annually.
Recommendations regarding appropriate adaptive equipment
Recommendations for adaptive equipment are made based on the client’s functional limitations and needs. We have an extensive data base of aids and equipment for home and work, which is updated regularly by our researchers.
Professional opinion on future work capacity
Nancy Stephenson has over 30 years of experience in workplace assessment, suitable duties prescription, designing return to work programs and injury management. During her career Nancy has visited a wide spectrum of workplaces and has a good working knowledge of the physical demands of many jobs. Using the information obtained from the functional capacity assessment, medical opinion, research and worksite experience, we are able to provide an expert opinion about whether the client will be able to return to work in their pre-injury occupation or will need to consider other options. We conduct research on future earning capacity based on available job data and other information. We make recommendations for future employment including re-training.
Recommendations for Future Treatment
Nancy Stephenson is highly experienced in case management of injured workers and in recommending appropriate treatment options for maximum gains, in line with current medical opinion. We contact the providers recommended to provide an accurate costing of treatment services in the client’s local area.
Thorough executive case summaries
Our summary provides an overview of the most pertinent information in our comprehensive reports.
Rapid turnaround of reports
Every effort is made to complete reports within 5 working days.
Every effort will be made to accommodate urgent assessment requests in order to meet your critical timeframes.
For elderly, regional, psychologically or catastrophically injured clients, home visits are available. Nancy regularly travels within Australia, visiting individuals in their homes. Home visits are also invaluable in assessing firsthand how an injured person is managing in their home environment.
Nancy is skilled in conducting worksite assessments and making recommendations regarding equipment and modifications to the duties, work flow, structure and hours to best accommodate the injured worker.
Our reports are very reasonably priced and have proven to be a valuable, cost effective tool in the assessment of damages.
Every effort is made to ensure that strict confidentially of sensitive medical and personal information is adhered to.
Drop box facilities for larger files
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