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Medico-Legal Assessment

Clinical neuropsychology assessments can be used in medico-legal cases to determine decision-making capacity and in identifying possible insurance recovery.

The neuropsychology team at Jurmaine Health provides medico-legal assessments and court reports. We work with numerous organisations in various settings including Magistrate’s Court, Department of Human Services, Victorian Correctional centres, Immigration Detention and private solicitors for criminal, family and personal injury proceedings.  

Our clinical neuropsychologists have advanced skills in investigating and understanding the cognitive, emotional and behavioural effects of the brain. We evaluate and treat people with a variety of disorders where the client may be experiencing difficulties with memory, mood, attention, language, reading, problem solving and decision-making.

We evaluate how each individual’s brain functions. At Jurmaine Health, our neuropsychology assessments consist of an interview that outlines the client’s history, the daily routines and performance of the client, as well as any particular areas of concern. The interview is then followed by a range of tests appropriate to the clients requirements.

Testing involves standardised tests that evaluate cognitive function in the following areas:

  • Cognitive ability
  • Memory
  • Reasoning
  • Problem Solving
  • Emotions
  • Personality


Following assessment and interpretation of results, if needed, our clinical neuropsychologist can develop treatment plans, and use the results as a baseline to determine changes over time.

Medico Legal Assessment Reports from Victoria’s Best Clinic

Any injury can have a significant impact on the wellbeing and pain levels experienced by a person. There are countless instances every year throughout Victoria where injuries in the workplace, or accidents that happen on public property, or injuries sustained as a result of negligence happen. In many of these instances compensation is required by the injured party, but to determine what their actual capacities are it is important to gain a medico legal assessment.

At Jurmaine Health, we are the go-to practitioners for those that require the very best neuropsychology assessments, cognitive rehabilitation, IQ testing, muscle, spine and sports injury treatment, as well as movement training and rehabilitation. We have over 10 years of experience dealing with brain-related assessments in addition to over 20 years of experience working with patients that have physical injuries.

While different clinics and centres offer legal reports, few have the kind of extensive experience that we have in this regard. Many of our competitors have just started out as private practices having undertaken limited public work in the past. Our competencies were earned as a result of regularly engaging with legal, government, community work and insurance, which affords our clients specific, professional reports that are clear and specific.

Your Duty as the Subject of a Medico Legal Report

While we regularly complete medico legal report services for insurance companies, lawyers, community organisations as well as case managers, our doors are also open to the general public. Let’s be clear about one thing when it comes to legal matters that could determine whether your compensation will continue or is cut, it is important to keep a few key details in mind when you engage with this service. 

If you are experiencing pain in the wake of an accident or any sort of incident then time is of the essence. Your first step should be to consult a doctor as soon as possible. With regards to legal matters, every document that is relevant to the case will be requested to determine the extent of the problem and how necessary it is to provide or continue paying compensation. 

Stating the facts is the best way to approach such matters. There is no point in exaggerating pain levels or leaving out niggling twinges in favour of discussing the more serious aspects of your injuries and pain. Be clear, up-front and as detailed as possible about all pain that you are experiencing. Testing will determine your relevant thresholds, so evidence of honesty in all reports will benefit you when decisions are made.

Similarly, if you are expected to turn up for appointments in the furtherance of your treatment, then plan ahead of time and ensure that you participate fully with the treatment. Otherwise, it could be argued that you were in no need of medical assistance and, therefore, the injuries sustained have little impact on your ability to earn and go about your life as you normally might.

Expert Medico Legal Examinations

A medico legal examination is often ordered by the court, or by case managers, or insurers who want to determine exactly what is going on with a person. Our job here at Jurmaine Health is to provide them with relevant insights that speak to the underlying issues and provide recommendations based on the evidence that we gathered through testing.

We endeavour to make our processes as accessible as possible and complete neuropsychological reports as quickly as we can without sacrificing on the quality of the detail provided. We can expertly evaluate how the brain functions and provide an interpretation of results when required. Treatment plans are also available.

Medico-Legal Assessment

Clinical neuropsychology assessments can be used in medico-legal cases to determine decision-making capacity and in identifying possible insurance recovery.

The neuropsychology team at Jurmaine Health provides medico-legal assessments and court reports. We work with numerous organisations in various settings including Magistrate’s Court, Department of Human Services, Victorian Correctional centres, Immigration Detention and private solicitors for criminal, family and personal injury proceedings.  

Our clinical neuropsychologists have advanced skills in investigating and understanding the cognitive, emotional and behavioural effects of the brain. We evaluate and treat people with a variety of disorders where the client may be experiencing difficulties with memory, mood, attention, language, reading, problem solving and decision-making.

We evaluate how each individual’s brain functions. At Jurmaine Health, our neuropsychology assessments consist of an interview that outlines the client’s history, the daily routines and performance of the client, as well as any particular areas of concern. The interview is then followed by a range of tests appropriate to the clients requirements.

Testing involves standardised tests that evaluate cognitive function in the following areas:

  • Cognitive ability
  • Memory
  • Reasoning
  • Problem Solving
  • Emotions
  • Personality


Following assessment and interpretation of results, if needed, our clinical neuropsychologist can develop treatment plans, and use the results as a baseline to determine changes over time.

Medico Legal Assessment Reports from Victoria’s Best Clinic

Any injury can have a significant impact on the wellbeing and pain levels experienced by a person. There are countless instances every year throughout Victoria where injuries in the workplace, or accidents that happen on public property, or injuries sustained as a result of negligence happen. In many of these instances compensation is required by the injured party, but to determine what their actual capacities are it is important to gain a medico legal assessment.

At Jurmaine Health, we are the go-to practitioners for those that require the very best neuropsychology assessments, cognitive rehabilitation, IQ testing, muscle, spine and sports injury treatment, as well as movement training and rehabilitation. We have over 10 years of experience dealing with brain-related assessments in addition to over 20 years of experience working with patients that have physical injuries.

While different clinics and centres offer legal reports, few have the kind of extensive experience that we have in this regard. Many of our competitors have just started out as private practices having undertaken limited public work in the past. Our competencies were earned as a result of regularly engaging with legal, government, community work and insurance, which affords our clients specific, professional reports that are clear and specific.

Your Duty as the Subject of a Medico Legal Report

While we regularly complete medico legal report services for insurance companies, lawyers, community organisations as well as case managers, our doors are also open to the general public. Let’s be clear about one thing when it comes to legal matters that could determine whether your compensation will continue or is cut, it is important to keep a few key details in mind when you engage with this service. 

If you are experiencing pain in the wake of an accident or any sort of incident then time is of the essence. Your first step should be to consult a doctor as soon as possible. With regards to legal matters, every document that is relevant to the case will be requested to determine the extent of the problem and how necessary it is to provide or continue paying compensation. 

Stating the facts is the best way to approach such matters. There is no point in exaggerating pain levels or leaving out niggling twinges in favour of discussing the more serious aspects of your injuries and pain. Be clear, up-front and as detailed as possible about all pain that you are experiencing. Testing will determine your relevant thresholds, so evidence of honesty in all reports will benefit you when decisions are made.

Similarly, if you are expected to turn up for appointments in the furtherance of your treatment, then plan ahead of time and ensure that you participate fully with the treatment. Otherwise, it could be argued that you were in no need of medical assistance and, therefore, the injuries sustained have little impact on your ability to earn and go about your life as you normally might.

Expert Medico Legal Examinations

A medico legal examination is often ordered by the court, or by case managers, or insurers who want to determine exactly what is going on with a person. Our job here at Jurmaine Health is to provide them with relevant insights that speak to the underlying issues and provide recommendations based on the evidence that we gathered through testing.

We endeavour to make our processes as accessible as possible and complete neuropsychological reports as quickly as we can without sacrificing on the quality of the detail provided. We can expertly evaluate how the brain functions and provide an interpretation of results when required. Treatment plans are also available.

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