The panel solicitor processes old common law claims. WorkSafe provides instructions based on advice provided by the panel solicitor.
WorkSafe allocates the claim to a panel solicitor.
Independent impairment assessment
The panel solicitor must confirm that the worker has a serious injury.
The panel solicitor arranges for the worker to be medically examined and to have an impairment assessment. The worker’s application must contain all information (medical and otherwise) that the worker will rely on in further proceedings.
The panel solicitor provides WorkSafe with advice about whether or not the worker has a serious injury.