I need the help of a solicitor in Lichfield
At Accident Advice Helpline we speak to hundreds of people every day who have suffered accidents that were not their fault. One of the most common things that we are asked is will the accident victim need to see a medical practitioner other than their own doctor to make a claim. The answer is that it depends – your claim will be as unique as you are. In some cases the records from their own GP may be enough, but there is sometimes a need for you to be seen by an independent medical practitioner to provide specialist advice on the impact of your injuries. If you ask us to support you in making a compensation claim through our solicitor in Lichfield they may ask an independent medical specialist to confirm the nature of your injuries and the effect they are having on you.
What happens when I am referred for an assessment
Usually there are four steps leading to your medical report and this process is the same whether your claim is being pursued by us at Accident Advice Helpline or by an independent solicitor in Lichfield. The steps to your review are as follows:
- You will get a letter detailing the time, date and place of your appointment.
- You will also be asked to give your permission for the chosen medical practitioner to have access to your medical records.
- You will then attend the assessment with the chosen doctor. This doctor will always be a member of the General Medical Council.
- The doctor will then produce a medical report that will be returned to your solicitor in Lichfield.
What do I say in my assessment?
You should always be totally honest about the extent of your injuries and how they are impacting upon your everyday life. Many people follow the temptation to play down their injuries as they feel a little ashamed of making a claim. There are also those that play up their injury in the hope of getting a larger payout. The doctor will decide for themselves how bad the injury is and what the long term impact, if any, may be. Your medical assessment will usually take about twenty minutes. The report that is produced will be a full detail of your injuries and any proposed recovery times and treatment you would potentially benefit from.
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 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile 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 and are here to speak to you twenty four hours a day seven days a week.
Date Published: 19th May 2014