Do I have to attend a medical examination at the request of the insurer?

You should speak with the insurer about any concerns you may have about attending a medical examination. They will be able to advise if any other options are available to you. You can also speak with the medical examiner about what protocols they have in place to protect you.

The law allows insurers to request a worker attend a medical examination. If you unreasonably refuse to attend an examination, your weekly payments may be suspended.

If you need further assistance, you can contact the Workers Compensation Review Officer (WIRO) on 13 94 76, through their online complaints form or by email at