Medical assessments and examinations

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Independent Impairment Assessors

Independent Impairment Assessors (IIAs) are medical practitioners specially trained to conduct impairment assessments.  These assessments are required for a person injured in a transport accident, who has made a claim for impairment benefits as a result of sustaining a permanent impairment.

Impairment assessors play a critical role in ensuring the TAC provides timely and equitable lump sum benefits to a person injured in a transport accident.

Find out more about Independent Impairment Assessors.

Independent Medical Examiners

Independent medical examiners (IMEs) are health professionals approved by the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) to conduct independent medical examinations.  The findings of these examinations are outlined in a report that is used to make decisions about a TAC client’s claim.

Independent Medical Examiners play a critical role in ensuring the TAC provides the right treatment and benefits to injured Victorians.

Find out more about Independent Medical Examiners.

Joint Medical Examinations

Joint Medical Examinations (JME) are examinations conducted by an indpendent medical examiner on behalf of the TAC and the client's legal representative.  The JME process is designed to minimise the number of examinations a client needs to undertake to make a decision on lump sum entitlements.

Find out more about the Joint Medical Examination process.