In some cases a dispute may arise amongst parties within the workplace regarding the severity or the cause of the injury, or perhaps a dispute of functional abilities or duration of restrictions. The requirement for a 3rd party review is often the next step in these scenarios to ensure the right direction is being taken.
RMG’s medical services unit has the ability to conduct independent 3rd party medical review and issue a professional opinion to those involved. This review examines the claim, injured worker, return to work plan suitability, treatment plan and restrictions. A written report is then produced and issued to all parties involved along with recommendations regarding on-going claims management.
*It must be noted that in Ontario, no worker can be forced to attend a 3rd party medical review and the process must be completely voluntary.