What is the major difference between a Joint Medical Examination (JME) and an Independent Medical Examination? A joint medical examination will only assess transport accident injuries. Joint medical examinations can only be carried out by specialists who have appropriate impairment assessment training. The requirements of this impairment assessment training vary from state to state, but typically include the AMA 4 and AMA 5 Guides. A Joint medical examination is requested by both the TAC and law firm, with the medicolegal report being issued to both parties. Before a joint medical examination can proceed, this must be approved by the TAC.
The Azure Medicolegal experts are available Australia wide to carry out joint medical examinations. Our specialists have the required impairment assessment training to competently complete the impairment examination and ratings. At Azure Medicolegal we additionally undertake in-house training to further discuss the application of the Guides and provide further medicolegal insights. We have a comprehensive process from examination through to quality assurance which ensures the quality and robust of our medicolegal reports.