Permanent Impairment or Residual Disability Assessment (PIA or RDA)

I am qualified (by Return to Work SA) to assess the extent of permanent impairment or residual disability in the areas of spine, brain and nervous system function.

Assessments of impairment can be provided in the context of the American Medical Association’s Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, fifth Edition (AMA5), and the Return to Work SA Guide for the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, third Edition, which are the basis for evaluation in South Australia.

For other work injuries where the strict protocols above are not applied, I can provide reasonable assessment of residual disability under the prior guidelines.