Medical consultants are physicians who provide medical advice to case management teams and help co-ordinate medical care for workers with a workplace injury or illness. They help determine if an injury is work-related. They may review clinical objectives, estimate recovery and disability periods, and determine probable outcomes of a treatment plan. They communicate with a worker’s physician to co-ordinate care aimed at return to work.
Medical consultants may also conduct examinations to assess possible permanent physical impairment resulting from workplace accidents.