THE MLEA STORY
MLEA (Medicolegal Experts Australia) was founded in 2011 by respected Occupational Therapist, Vanessa Aitken. With 28 years in medicolegal practice, Vanessa built a strong reputation for providing high-quality expert clinical opinions and testimony, supporting the fair settlement of hundreds of personal injury cases.
As demand grew for her services, Vanessa added more specialists to the team, covering everything from spinal injuries to burns, infants to old age. Understanding that clients needed 100% reliability from their medicolegal reports, Vanessa built a team of highly-qualified people with at least a decade practising their specialty.
As well as providing expert testimony, MLEA works with businesses to create productive, safe workplaces. Our specialist clinicians provide pre-employment and workplace assessments, as well as rehabilitation advice to help employees get back to work after injury.
Completing our full suite of services, MLEA provides direction for patient-focused rehabilitation by highly-qualified, dedicated and understanding clinicians.
WHAT WE DO
Our experts provide reliable clinical opinions to lawyers, insurers and employers. Whether our opinion helps to achieve a fair legal settlement or enables an employer to recruit the right person for the job; you can rely on us for integrity, honesty and expertise.
BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS
We support individuals to improve cognitive, emotional and psychological wellbeing following trauma, illness or injury. We work to understand your personal barriers and help you redefine what you’re capable of. Our goal is to expand your capacity, helping you to live your best possible life.
FOR LAWYERS & BARRISTERS
When you’re striving for the optimum outcome for your client; you need a medicolegal report that stands up to scrutiny. Our reports are admissible and compliant with the Expert Witness Code of Conduct, and based on the most up-to-date clinical research and practices.
A workplace injury can have a huge financial impact, as well as an ongoing effect on morale and productivity. We work with you to create safe workplaces and ensure your people are able to handle the demands of their role.
It’s extremely stressful to experience an injury or illness that affects your ability to function as you did previously. Our expert team will assist in guiding you to reach your maximum capability, despite the effects of your injury
OUR VISION AND VALUES
We believe that doing the right thing is always the right thing.
We act with integrity, honesty and expertise in all that we do.
At MLEA we like to say our experts are experts. We’re proud that our people are all highly-qualified and experienced in their specialties; and they all maintain a clinical case load to stay current with best practice and the latest treatment protocols.