When you request an independent medical opinion, you need an expert. A leader in their field. A specialist in cause, function and risk.


Led by Doctors

Occupational and Environmental Physicians, Dr 'Sid' O’Toole and Dr Angus Forbes lead LIME Medicolegal, bringing a fresh take to medicolegal assessments. They view medicolegal assessments as a vital service, not just an add-on to their practice. The specialists who work with us at LIME follow the same ethos.

They may come from different specialty backgrounds and all are committed to high quality assessment and reporting. Our doctors are highly engaged, they meet regularly and speak about best practice, current literature and changes in science, law and industry.

The Occupational and Environmental Physician difference

The speciality of Occupational and Environmental Medicine – a Faculty within the Royal Australasian College of Physicians – is the only medical speciality focused on the inter-relationships between workers, their workplaces and work practices. The speciality encompasses prevention, treatment and rehabilitation. Occupational and Environmental Physicians understand environmental factors – including workplaces. They go to worksites, from down a mine shaft to the abattoir floor. They understand individuals who have experienced illness or injury and the impact on the person, their family and wider community. The Occupational and Environmental Physician understand the science of causation, function and risk and the importance that decisions must be based on evidence.


Meet our team

LIME's management team is here to deliver an effective service

Michelle Safely

Michelle has been with LIME Medicolegal since its conception in late 2015. Having worked in medical administration and management for 25 years she is devoted to supporting the LIME team to ensure they can focus on providing the highest quality service and care to clients and patients.

Anna Linning
Client Relationship Manager

Anna has a background in Occupational Therapy and health project management. She has worked with the LIME team for 4 years and takes delight in connecting with our clients and helping to present the public face of LIME.

Shane Ham
Business Development Manager

Shane specialises in connecting people and organisations with the right and best services for their situation. Bringing a wealth of experience in rehabilitation, claims and injury management, Shane is committed to maintaining a process that ensures dignity, collaboration and early intervention.

Lourline Wehrenberg
Administration Coordinator

Lourline prides herself on her exceptional customer service skills and her dedication to her role is evident in everything she does. Lourline is highly experienced in medical administration, quality assurance and onsite coordination.

Jean Slight
Administration Coordinator

Jean commenced with LIME in 2018 after maternity leave and is loving her role with the team. Having worked in Occupational Medicine for nearly 15 years Jean brings a wealth of experience to our team.

Desley Morrison
Reports Coordinator

Desley has worked with Dr Sid O’Toole for a number of years and as part of the LIME team more recently. Her attention to detail is outstanding ensuring all LIME reports are of the highest quality.

Rebecca O'Toole

An experienced typist located in Victoria, Bec is the newest member of the LIME Medicolegal team.

Our history

LIME Medicolegal began when a group of Occupational Physicians saw the need for a new approach to independent medical examination in the Workers' Compensation space.

That need? Truly independent assessment – from a medical practitioner with no prior treating relationship. Clients in the insurance and legal sector began to see the benefits of LIME’s offering, and demand spread beyond work-related assessment services.

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