Approved medical specialists assess the degree of permanent whole of person impairment (WPI) caused by workplace injuries. These assessments are required in cases where the worker and the employer do not agree about the degree of permanent impairment.

WorkCover WA may designate a person as an approved medical specialist if the person is a medical practitioner who WorkCover WA considers to be sufficiently trained in the use of the WorkCover WA Guides and satisfies WorkCover WA’s criteria.

See the register of approved medical specialists operating in Western Australia.
Find out how to become designated as an approved medical specialist operating within the Western Australian workers’ compensation and injury management scheme.

Go to Becoming an approved medical specialist.

Access the forms required for conducting permanent impairment assessments.

Go to Impairment assessment forms.