Compensation Offer After A Medical Report
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Why do I need a medical assessment during my claim for compensation?
If you have suffered an injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may be eligible to make a claim for a compensation offer after a medical report. When making a claim for compensation, your personal injury solicitor may ask that you undergo a medical examination carried out by a medical expert in order to receive a medical report detailing the injuries that you have sustained.
This medical report will provide vital evidence regarding the nature and extent of your injuries. Even if you have received other medical care prior to starting your personal injury claim, a more thorough medical assessment may still be needed to produce an accurate medical report.
In order to make a successful personal injury claim, you must be able to prove that you have been genuinely injured and that the subsequent injuries were caused – or partly caused – by the defendant’s own wrongdoing. Obtaining a detailed medical report will help to prove this.
What will happen during my medical examination?
Your medical examination during your personal injury claim for compensation will include a physical examination and a discussion regarding your injuries and how they have affected you. The medical expert carrying out your medical assessment will ask you about any physical pain that you have had to endure. They will also discuss any possible effects the injuries may have had on your day-to-day life, such as a change to your level of mobility.
At the beginning of your personal injury claim, your personal injury solicitor will ask for your permission to access your medical records. Once your personal injury solicitors receive permission to access your records, they will share this information with the medical expert carrying out your medical assessment. This will help the medical experts to determine whether any previous medical issues may affect your recovery.
Using the medical evidence from your examination, the medical expert will then produce a medical report detailing the amount of time they predict it may take for you to recover from your injuries, as well as any treatment that they recommend you receive to aid your recovery.
Having a detailed description of your injuries, as well as the continued effect that they have had on your day-to-day life, will significantly help when assessing the amount of compensation that you should receive in your personal injury claim.
What happens after my medical assessment?
After the medical report has been produced, you will then have a chance to read through the report. Once you have read the report and confirmed that it is accurate, it will then be sent to the defendant. The defendant’s solicitor and insurance company will then assess the medical report themselves. Based on the contents of this medical report and whether or not the defendant wants to admit liability, an offer of compensation may be made directly to you, the claimant.
In most personal injury claims, the claimant will receive an offer of compensation from the insurance company of the defendant. This is due to the fact that they will pay the eventual amount of compensation that is agreed upon or awarded to the claimant.
What should I do immediately after the incident that caused my injuries?
Whilst medical reports provide strong evidence of the injuries suffered, gathering evidence yourself is also essential. Following the incident, provided that you are able to do so, try to take photographs of where the accident took place, and any visible injuries suffered. Other evidence, such as the contact details of any witnesses, would also be very useful to obtain.
For example, if you have suffered an injury as a result of a road traffic accident, it would be beneficial for you to take photographs or video footage of where the road traffic accident took place and the damage caused to the vehicle. This could also include any visible injuries suffered, as well as other injuries sustained during the accident, such as whiplash injuries.
What is the claims process for a personal injury claim?
During your initial consultation with a personal injury solicitor, you will be provided with expert legal advice about proceeding with your personal injury claim for compensation. Your personal injury lawyer will ask you to provide details of the incident that you have been involved in and the injuries that were suffered as a result. This will help the personal injury lawyer to assess the likelihood of your claim being successful.
Examples of the relevant information that lawyers may ask for include: the location, time and date of the accident, the nature of the injuries suffered, the contact details of any witnesses who may have witnessed the incident, contact and insurance details of the defendant, and any other relevant information surrounding the accident.
As aforementioned, you may also be asked to undergo a medical assessment which will provide accurate information about the injuries that you have sustained.
During these initial stages of your claim, it is vital that you gather the relevant evidence to support your claim for compensation. Relevant evidence may include CCTV footage of the incident, medical records, photographs of your injuries, and witness statements.
The defendant will then be notified about your personal injury claim for compensation, after which point, they will need to decide whether they accept liability for your injuries. If the defendant accepts liability, negotiations for a fee to settle the claim can commence. If the defendant denies their liability, court proceedings may follow in order to get you the compensation amount that you deserve.
How can Beacon Law assist?
Our specialist solicitors will provide you with expert legal advice and injury claim management. We listen to our client’s wishes and support them through every stage of their accident claim. Beacon Law’s personal injury solicitors endeavour to maximise the success of all personal injury claims and strive to make the process of bringing a claim for a compensation offer after a medical report as swift as possible.
Our solicitors are authorised and regulated by the solicitors regulation authority. We have a registered office located in Manchester.
For a free, no-obligation assessment of your claim, call one of our specialist injury lawyers today on 0330 1332 857 or complete our online enquiry form, and one of our experts will call you back.