Dr Merenstein is a practicing general surgeon. As part of his professional work, Dr Merenstein also undertakes personal injury assessments for WorkCover and the legal fraternity. Being involved in an active surgical practice allows Dr Merenstein to appreciate and understand the nature of the injuries suffered by workers in the course of their employment and the results of medical complications associated with treatment of patients. These injuries can have dramatic effects not only on the individuals concerned but also on their immediate family.
The process of recovery is complex, not only from the physical but also from the psychological aspect. Accurate and timely personal injury assessments can provide assistance to recovery and at the same time protect the family of the injured individual. Furthermore, clarity of reporting can guard the system from abuse.