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9.2 Need for Clear and Accurate Diagnosis


As outlined at 9.1.1, Delegates may only accept liability for a defined medical condition.

The condition claimed by the employee on the claim form is, at the start of the Delegate's investigation, an alleged condition only. The matter of defining what – if anything – the employee suffers from must be resolved before inquiring as to whether that condition can be attributed to ADF employment.

It is important for the Delegate to be as accurate and specific as possible in detailing the actual diagnosis of the condition claimed by the client, including whether the injury is left, right or bilateral. If the diagnosis supplied by the client's doctor (i.e. accompanying the claim form) is inadequate, it is important to follow up with the doctor concerned.