Information for injured workers: Independent impairment assessment

Your claim for impairment benefits requires you to be assessed at an Independent Impairment Assessment. Here's what that involves.

Published: 01 Aug 2011
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What it contains

An Independent Impairment Assessment is an appointment with a doctor who is specially trained to evaluate permanent impairment. After an appointment this doctor will then write a report. Impairment Assessment reports provide information to your WorkSafe Agent that is used to make a decision about your impairment benefit claim.

This document answers any questions you might have, such as:

  • What does it involve?
  • Who arranges the assessment?
  • Do I need legal representation?
  • What if I need an interpreter?
  • What do I need to take to the assessment?
  • What will I be asked at the Impairment Assessment?
  • Who do I contact if I am unhappy with the Impairment Assessment?