When you make a compensation claim one of the things that you need to expect is having your injuries confirmed by a medical professional. In some cases the records from your GP may be enough, but more often than not the injury solicitor in Reigate handling your claim will need to refer you to their own chosen medical practitioner to get a review. You should always remember that there is no need to be concerned, they are here to help you with your claim and will give an honest report to your solicitor. They will ask you about your injury and how it is affecting you. Always be honest in your replies as it will not look good if you are later found to be not telling the truth.
There are normally four steps to getting your medical report completed and this does not differ whether you use a local solicitor or a national one such as the Accident Advice Helpline.
- Details of your appointment will be notified to you in writing. It is important to notify them if you cannot attend as this may affect your claim.
- Your injury solicitor in Reigate will ask for the chosen medical practitioner to have access to your medical records.
- The chosen doctor with whom you will have an appointment will be a member of the General Medical Council.
- A medical report will be produced following your assessment which will be used to make your case.
Don’t be tempted.
Whoever you have your medical assessment with you should always be honest about your injuries and your injury solicitor in Reigate will impress the importance of this on you. 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 claim to be successful one then don’t exaggerate or claim that you have injuries that you clearly do not. It is the doctor’s job to produce an honest report and remember he can see your medical records. If there is an existing condition you have to disclose it and cannot try and overlook its existence as it may be in some way contributing to your problem.
Injury solicitor Reigate – How long will my medical assessment last?
Your medical assessment should last around twenty minutes. Once the report has been produced it will be forwarded to your injury solicitor in Reigate with the findings and also suggestions as to what treatment would benefit you and also how long they think you need to recover.This report is important as it is used in deciding how much compensation you you will finally receive.
If you have any questions about medical assessments or compensation claims in general then speak to the Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 from a landline 0333 500 0993 from a mobile and get some no obligation advice from one of the leading compensation claim providers in the country.
Date Published: 26th January 2014
Author: David Brown