Helping Employees Return to Work

How a request for an Independent Medical Examination
can reduce the cost of a workplace injury

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Injury Doesn’t Have to Hurt

Employers, Lawyers, and Insurance Adjusters Attain Clarity through Independent Medical Assessments

 

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Driver Addictions, Low Back Pain & Fatigue

A Roadmap For Best Practices In Disability Management

November 8th, 2018

Event Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

 

Driver Addictions, Low Back Pain & Fatigue

Now what? How to advance complex files at the intersection of law and medicine

In Partnership with the Alberta Association of Professional Paralegals

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Now What? How to advance complex files at the intersection of law and medicine

A customized, one-hour, down-to-earth webinar for paralegals

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

Event Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Your Resource for Evidence-Based Clarity

Whether you’re a lawyer, employer, or insurer, there will be times you’ll need to deal with medical issues. When getting the clearest picture possible is paramount, you’ll want to turn to WMA.

For over 25 years WMA has been providing expert opinions to insurance companies, employers, and both defense and plaintiff lawyers. Our extensive network of senior medical and paramedical specialists provides authoritative evidence-based clarity.

Our Guiding Principles

WMA embraces what we call the Medical Model  in all we do – our focus is always where it belongs, on the individual. We believe early evidence-based intervention is the key to success – Doing the Right Thing at the Right Time.

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What is Evidence-Based Clarity?

We do IMEs for a number of reasons, but the first one is to rule out disease. We must recognize that it is philosophically impossible to prove that ‘something’ is not present. Because of that difficulty in ruling out disease, we rely on medical judgement to form a supportable opinion, without the risk of medicalization.

Roger Hodkinson, Medical Director

For a number of years I have used the services of Western Medical to great effect in my management of disability claims. I have always found their experts to evidence based, and their reports delivered in a timely fashion. The company has an exceptional senior management team that is readily available for any follow up issues. I have particularly enjoyed my conversations with their Medical Director, Dr Roger Hodkinson, who provides indispensable value-added advice.

Shawna Felesky
CRTWC Disability Management Consultant Edmonton Police Service
Former Sun Life

Premier Research & Consulting Inc. specializes in the review of Workers' Compensation claims to ensure that employer responsibility is minimized. Over the past 6 years we are proud to have partnered with Western Medical Assessments for the purpose of obtaining expert medical evaluations and testimony. Our needs are very specific and are met with professionalism in all aspects of disability related issues. The reporting is thorough and in many cases provides additional insight used to overturn previous decisions providing tremendous benefit to our clients. We highly recommend Western Medical for any disability related issue requiring an Independent Medical Examination."

Rene Vandendooren
President Premier Research & Consulting Inc.

When MVA claims need unbiased medical input, the services of Western Medical give us comfort that we are making supportable management decisions. Over time I have found the relationship to be most dependable, and their professional ethics are beyond question. I can recommend their services without hesitation.

Patrick O'Hara
Claims Manager Millennium Insurance