Getting help from solicitors for Teignmouth claims – medical reports
One of the things that people are most concerned about when considering 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 a compensation claim company will need to refer you to their own chosen medical practitioner to get a review. There is no need to be concerned 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, we at Accident Advice Helpline can provide personal injury solicitors for Teignmouth claims today.
Getting a medical report
There are normally four steps to getting your medical report completed and our team of solicitors for Teignmouth claims will help with them all.
- You will be notified in writing of the details of your appointment. It is important to notify them if you cannot attend
- 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 be tempted to play down the effect your injuries are having on you because you feel embarrassed – be upfront and honest and let the examining doctor decide exactly what the situation is. In the same way if you want our team of solicitors for Teignmouth claims to make a successful claim on your behalf then don’t exaggerate or claim that you have injuries that you clearly do not. It is important for the doctor to produce an honest report and remember that they can see your medical records.
How long will my claim take?
There is no guideline as to how long a compensation claim will take but our solicitors will sort things out as quickly as they can. Some claims only take a few months. Once the medical 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 helps to determine how much compensation you will finally receive.
If you have any questions about medical assessments then speak to the Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 from a landline and get some advice from one of the leading personal injury firms in the country.
Date Published: 15th December 2014
Author: David Brown