When making a personal injury claim, it is essential to provide medical report from an independent expert. Some of the main reasons for this include:
To identify the extent and severity of the injuries sustained in the accident
To consider what medical treatment will be required as well as the need for further investigation if there are ongoing symptoms
To assist in valuing the compensation claim
In most of the personal injury cases, medical report from one medical expert is sufficient. However, for the more complex cases such as those arising from serious injuries, a number of medical reports may be necessary. This ensures that an accurate picture of the whole scenario is obtained before the compensation claim is valued. Moreover, it eliminates the risk of under-settling a compensation claim which appears to be a common problem with unqualified and inexperienced people who try to deal with such cases.
In most personal injury cases, these reports are obtained by the injury solicitor directly or it is obtained through a medical agency. The report is then sent to an expert for review. Before the report is complete, the expert will require the claimant to undergo an independent medical examination. It usually takes about a month for the independent medical report to be prepared following the examination.
The level of compensation awarded in a successful injury claim depends on the extent, nature and seriousness of the injury. A medical examination of your injuries will allow the expert to document your injuries, outlining the severity of your injury and the treatment that you need to undergo. The report will also outline any need for future treatment. When your injury solicitor reviews your medical reports, he will be in a better position to estimate the approximate value of your claim.
Your medical reports are also essential for proving your claim. If you don’t have medical reports, you won’t be able to prove your injuries even though you were injured in an accident that was not your fault. These reports are the best evidence for your injuries. If you don’t go to the doctor and obtain medical evidence, it will be easy for the other party to deny liability. They may say that you had not been involved in the accident or they must just say that your injuries are not related to the accident you are claiming compensation for.
To fight for your rights and the rightful compensation, you will need accurate medical reports. This is because it is only these reports which can help your lawyer prove your injuries.