One of the most common things that people are concerned about when making a compensation claim is having their injuries independently assessed by a professional. In many cases the records from their own GP may be enough but often your personal injury lawyer in Boughton will need to refer you to their own chosen medical practitioner to get a review. This is so that they can get an honest report from a independent adviser who will ask you about your symptoms and how you are being affected by your injury. If you are thinking of making a compensation claim then you will need to contact an personal injury lawyer in Boughton Aluph before you can begin.
Getting referred for an assessment
There are normally four steps to getting your medical report completed and this is the same whether you claim is being handled by a personal injury lawyer in Boughton Aluph or a national company 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.
Always be honest.
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.
There is also no point in exaggerating your injury, a doctor will decide for himself what is happening. If there already was an underlying condition then you cannot claim for that as a new problem. Remember that the medical practitioner’s reputation is at stake and he is bound to provide a clear and honest report.
Personal injury lawyer in Boughton Aluph – 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 important in deciding how much compensation you will finally receive.
If you have any questions about medical assessments and compensation claims in general then speak to Accident Advice helpline today on 0800 689 0500 from a landline (0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone) and get some no obligation advice . We can tell you how the claims process works, what you may be entitled to and start your claim for you. We offer a one hundred percent ‘no win, no fee*’ agreement to all our clients.
Date Published: 20th April 2014
Author: David Brown