Being a Panel Member provides a number of unique benefits for practitioners. The work is both intellectually and clinically challenging. It is undertaken in a collegiate manner with a range of medical specialists, to obtain a number of perspectives to inform the final medical opinion.

As a member of a Medical Panel, you will work with the other members of the Panel to decide on an agreed opinion on the medical question.

The panel will consider:

  • the nature of the condition, including the extent and likely medical outcome;
  • the level of impairment;
  • if employment significantly influenced the injury; and
  • whether the treatment is appropriate.

The Panel will also consider the injured worker or claimant's capacity for work. This includes:

  • assessing work capacity;
  • evaluating whether the injury caused incapacity for work; and
  • considering what other work the person could do.