If you are claiming for personal injuries then in most cases it will be necessary to attend a short medical appointment. This will be arranged locally to you and at your convenience. The purpose of this examination is to prepare a report detailing the injuries you have suffered due to the accident. In most cases you will only need to attend one appointment.
Attending the medical examination
Please arrive early for your appointment.
You may be asked to complete a questionnaire about your injuries. The doctor will then examine you, and ask questions about your accident and the injuries you have suffered. Please remember to tell the doctor about every injury you suffered and the impact upon you.
What next ?
After your examination the doctor will prepare a report describing your accident, the injuries you suffered and their impact upon your daily life. Usually it takes about 2 to 3 weeks for the report to be received following your examination. You will be sent a copy of this report for your approval. When you receive this please check the details carefully since this is a crucial document in formulating your claim.
Most cases settle on the basis of the first medical report obtained, but sometimes the doctor will suggest medical tests before they complete their report or that you be seen by another expert. If this is the case we will discuss the reasons with you.
Once the medical report is agreed by you, then in most cases a settlement package will be prepared and negotiations will take place about settlement of your claim.
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