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Medico-legal responsibilities in work injuries

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Option to attend in-person at ANMF (Torrens Rd, Ridleyton) or join via live Zoom broadcast.

The workshop will run from 6.30pm - 8.30pm. For those attending in-person, please arrive at 6.00pm for registration and dinner.

Join us for an interactive workshop that will provide beneficial and valuable understanding on GPs and healthcare professional on their role in the workers' compensation process and knowledge and tools necessary to navigate the medico-legal landscape effectively.

Don't miss this opportunity to elevate your practice and make a real impact on individuals dealing with injuries!

About the facilitators:

Tracey Kerrigan- Medico-legal lawyer

Tracey was admitted to the Supreme Court of South Australia in 1983. After more than 30 years in practice, Tracey has developed an extensive practice in workers compensation, work health and safety, and insurance litigation. Tracey acts for both registered and self-insured employers, and her clients include a number of “blue chip” companies.

Tracey has acted as a consultant to a number of clients in providing in-house advice on particular files and/or issues. More recently, she has assisted clients in updating policies procedures as a result of the introduction of the Return-To-Work Act 2014.

Tracey has expertise in general insurance, particularly public liability claims and recovery claims for self-insured corporate entities. She also has considerable expertise in asbestos and silicosis claims and has been listed in Doyle’s Guide for Recommended Leading Dust Disease Liability Lawyers and Leading Workers Compensation Lawyers.

Her principal’s areas of expertise are: workers compensation, insurance litigation, work health and safety and dust disease litigation.

Dr Zen Yap- Occupational Physician

Dr Zen Yap is an Occupational Physician with experience in various industries including meatworks, healthcare, hospitality, mining and transport. She currently consults at OccMed Solutions, Next Generation Occupational Medicine (Rose Park & Salisbury) and is working in maritime / defence at BAE Systems and ASC Pty Ltd as their Occupational Physician. 

She is also the medical advisor at ReturnToWorkSA.

She graduated from University of Adelaide in 2008 and completed her fellowship for Occupational and Environmental Medicine (FAFOEM) in 2021. Zen won the Award for Academic Excellence from the Safety Institute of Australia in 2017 upon completion of the Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety (University of South Australia) and has also won the Ramazzini Prize from the Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (AFOEM) in 2021 for her research titled – “Social determinants of health and surgical outcomes for chronic lower back pain: A Systematic Review”.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to: 

  • Review the role of GPs in the workers' compensation process and their responsibilities in providing accurate and timely medical information.
  • Understanding Compensability of injuries/Illness under the Return to Work Act 2014
  • Overview of the process and role of Independent Medical Examinations (IMEs) and Whole Person Impairment (WPI)
  • Review the concept of MMI and its implications for workers’ compensation claims.

Catering: Dinner included. 

RACGP/ACCRM pending approval

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