What are personal injury medical examinations?
If you've been injured in an accident, there's nothing to fear from your free medical assessment. Here's everything you need to know.
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If you've been injured, it's essential that we have a professional medical assessment of how serious the injuries are, and how long you'll take to recover. Here's all you need to know about Slater and Gordon arranging a free medical assessment on your behalf.
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Why would I need a medical assessment of my injury?
If you've been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault, you deserve to receive the appropriate amount of compensation. But that figure can only be calculated if we know exactly how serious that injury is, how long recovery is likely to take, if there'll be any long lasting or permanent effects and also, whether treatment or rehabilitation would be advisable. That's why medical assessments are crucial to every injury compensation claim.
Do you need permission to see my medical records?
Absolutely. We take your privacy very seriously - as does the law - so we'll always ask permission for us to access your medical records and to provide them to the medical professional carrying out the medical assessment.
What happens at a medical assessment?
The medical expert will ask you about the circumstances of the incident which caused your injuries or illness and about your symptoms. Depending on the type of injuries you've sustained, the expert may also carry out a physical assessment and possibly tests.
Once the medical expert has completed their assessment, they'll send it to us along with any recommendations. We'll rely on the medical assessment when negotiating a settlement on your behalf.
In some cases, especially in cases where the injuries are more serious, medical experts may request that you're examined by them more than once, for example, they may want to examine you again once you've had any recommended treatment, to see if your prognosis has improved. Also, in some cases, you may need to be examined by more than one type of medical specialist, particularly in cases where there are multiple injuries.
Do I have to pay for my medical assessment?
We handle the vast majority of our personal injury compensation claims on a No Win No Fee basis. This means you don't have to worry about having to pay for the medical assessment.
How should I approach my medical assessment?
There's no need to be nervous about attending a medical assessment to help with your injury claim. All of the medical professionals we work with are hugely experienced. The important thing is just to be honest about your injuries, which will help them to make the right assessment, and will help us get you the compensation you deserve.
How do I start a personal injury claim?
If you've been injured as a result of someone else's negligence, you may well be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. As one of Britain's leading personal injury firms, we'll make sure you get the best possible representation to help you get the compensation you deserve. We also handle the majority of personal injury cases on a No Win No Fee basis, so there's no financial risk. Start your claim today by talking to us about your injury.
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