Have you been in the process of making a compensation claim? Has it made you feel nervous about the medical assessment that you will be expected to attend? There really is no need to be nervous as it is in fact a very simple process that is repeated in countless compensation claims on a daily basis. Remember the process is in place to help you.
If you are making a compensation claim through an injury solicitor in Newton Stewart, there will be local medical practitioners with whom your solicitor will work. It is one of these who will perform the assessment. If you are processing your claim through a national company you will still be referred to a local practitioner for your medical review. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, most claims can be handled entirely by telephone with no need for any appointments at all, but if there are complications following your accident then a medical assessment is often deemed necessary to determine how long you are likely to remain injured and what the long term affects on you may be.
Injury solicitor Newton Stewart-the medical assessment process.
Once you have received your letter giving you the details of the appointment then the process is the same whoever you are making your claim with.
- You will be asked by your injury solicitor in Newton Stewart to give your permission for the appointed doctor to see your medical records. This involves the signing of a document so that they have full access to your medical history. An undisclosed condition can have a detrimental affect on your claim if it is discovered later on in the process.
- You should then attend your appointment as notified to you by your injury solicitor in Newton Stewart. This is usually at a private clinic within travelling distance of your home. While there you will be expected to answer a number of questions about your injury and the accident. Always be honest as this is the best way of getting the result that you desire. You will then be given a thorough examination which will last up to twenty minutes.
- A confidential report is then produced that will not be released to anyone without your permission.
- Your medical report is then passed on to your solicitor, this will include the length of estimated recovery time and any recommended treatment.
This report will then be produced in court as evidence by your injury solicitor in Newton Stewart. This is vital to the end result of your claim so be totally honest and open about everything during your assessment.
Accident Advice Helpline.
Choosing an experienced company is essential when looking for an injury solicitor. Newton Stewart will have many solicitors who can help you but you can choose to use a national company who deal with nothing but compensation claims day in day out. Accident Advice Helpline have been doing just that for over 15 years and offer a one hundred percent no win no fee* policy to all their clients. If you want to find out more and get some no obligation advice then call them today on 0800 689 0500 (0333 500 0993) from a mobile today.