Medico Legal Services

Purpose

The purpose of this service is to establish past and future loss of income by gathering statements regarding the claimants earning capacity through his or her early childhood development, family background, educational level, knowledge and skill set, employment history, vocational plans, past earning history as well as other relevant circumstances. Collateral information is also obtained.

 

Medico Legal Tools Used

1.1 Psychometric assessment (Learning Potential.)

The purpose of learning potential tests to identify candidates with the greatest potential to learn new skills and knowledge, particularly those skills which are crucial to success in the workplace and training or educational programs. Instead of evaluating the individual's past skill acquisition, this aims at assessing the person's capacity to learn in the future.

Learning potential batteries are best used in a developmental context. The scores indicate the degree to which the candidate is likely to be able to learn and master cognitively demanding new challenges of an occupational or educational nature. Because the test material is deliberately unrelated to any particular discipline, the scores do not give a direct indication of which career direction would be most appropriate for the individual.

1.2 Comprehensive Interview Form

Comprehensive Interview Form assists in compiling a comprehensive report by gathering information pertaining to the claimant’s early childhood development, family background, educational level, employment history, pre-morbid and post-morbid health status as well as other relevant information.

1.3 Consent Form

Consent Form is used to reassure the claimant that the information provided during assessment will remain confidential and to ensure the claimant understands the purpose of the assessment and to ensure that the claimant is partaking in the assessment willingly.

Medico-Legal Process Flow