One of the most common areas of concern when people are making a compensation claim is having their injuries assessed by a professional. In some cases, the records from your GP may be enough but often you will need to be referred you to a specific and chosen medical practitioner to get a review. There is no need to be worried about this as they are there to help with your claim and will give an honest report and ask you about your symptoms and how you are being affected by your injury.
If you are making a compensation claim you will need to contact expert injury lawyers in Church Brampton. There are legal firms who can help and they will have their own medical professionals that they will refer you to but any compensation claim provider will follow the same basic procedure.
There are normally four steps to getting your medical report completed and this does not differ whether you use local expert injury lawyers in Church Brampton or a national law firm such as Accident Advice Helpline.
- You will be notified in writing of the details of your appointment. It is important to notify them if you cannot attend as this may affect your claim.
- You will be asked for permission for the chosen medical practitioner to have access to your medical records.
- You attend your assessment with the chosen doctor who will be a member of the General Medical Council.
- A medical report will be produced following your assessment.
Honesty is always the best policy.
Whoever you have your medical assessment with you should always be honest about your injuries. Don’t follow the temptation to play down the effect your injuries are having on you as you feel like a fraud; be upfront and honest and let the examining doctor decide exactly what the situation is. In the same way if you want your compensation claim to be a successful one then don’t exaggerate or claim that you have injuries that you clearly do not. It is the doctors job to produce and honest report and remember he can see your medical records; so if there already was an underlying condition then you cannot claim for that as a new problem. This is his profession and he cannot risk losing it by not being honest.
Expert injury lawyers in Church Brampton – How long will my claim take?
There is no guideline as to how long a compensation claim will take but your medical assessment should last around twenty minutes. Once the report has been produced it will be forwarded to your solicitor with the findings and also suggestions as to treatment and the recovery timescales. This report is accurate to deciding how much compensation you you will finally receive.Open Claim Calculator
If you have any questions about medical assessments then speak to Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 (0333 500 0993) from a landline and get some no obligation advice from one of the leading compensation claim providers in the country.