Employer Liability

Employer liability refers to the legal responsibility of employers to provide a safe and healthy work environment for their employees while performing their job duties. In situations where an employee suffers an injury or illness due to workplace conditions or employer negligence, independent medico legal specialists play a crucial role in assessing, documenting, and providing independent expert opinions on the medical aspects of the case. Their expertise helps establish the link between the condition and the workplace, providing essential evidence for legal proceedings or compensation claims.

When an employee suffers an injury, illness, or adverse health condition due to workplace hazards or employer negligence, an independent medical expert may become involved to evaluate the medical aspects of the case.

Our role in Employer Liability claims

Medico legal assessments in employer liability cases involve reviewing medical records, conducting medical examinations, and considering occupational factors that may have contributed to the condition. These medical assessments aim to determine the link between the condition and the workplace, evaluating whether the employer’s actions or omissions played a role in causing or exacerbating the injury or illness.

An independent medical examiner will play a critical role in providing objective evaluations and expert medical legal opinions on the medical aspects of the case. They assess the causation of the condition, consider occupational hazards or exposures, and evaluate the impact of workplace factors on the employee’s health. Their expertise helps establish the connection between the condition and the employer’s liability, demonstrating that the condition was a result of workplace conditions or employer negligence.

In legal proceedings related to employer liability, medico legal reports and expert testimony serve as crucial evidence. They provide a detailed analysis of the medical aspects, explaining the link between the condition and the workplace and substantiating the employee’s claims for compensation or damages. Medico legal specialists help demonstrate whether it was the employer’s failure to provide a safe work environment or adequately address workplace hazards.

360 Medico Legal ensures the comprehensive evaluation, documentation, and expert analysis of the medical aspects in cases of employer liability. An independent medical expert can play a significant role in determining the employer’s liability for workplace-related injuries, illnesses, or adverse health conditions.


The four stages of our process ensure that your Medico-Legal report is of the highest standard.



360 Medico Legal receives instructions from solicitors, insurers and case managers together with medical documents. The referrer is provided with a list of potential independent medical specialists. Often the enquiry needs a particular specialisation or field of practice, and 360 Medico Legal can assist with this.



An appointment is made with the client to visit our rooms. The 360 Medico Legal team ensures all necessary reports and medical information is available for the specialist.



The client attends our offices for their consultation with the independent medical specialist. To maximise efficiency, the client can see more than one specialist on the same day. Are you outside Perth? We also offer medico legal assessments via telehealth across Australia as well as in person at specific locations.



Our independent medico legal reports are completed by the specialist(s) and vetted by the in-house Quality Audit team - which is headed up by our CIR accredited & Registered Clinical Nurse Manager. The completed medico legal reports are then provided to the instructing referrer within two weeks of the final consultation.