At some point during the case, Claim Time will arrange for you to see an independent medical specialist who deals in whatever kind of injury you have sustained.
This is done to obtain an unbiased viewpoint of the injury, upon which you can base your compensation claim. The report will be extremely comprehensive and will detail the extent of you injuries, the rehabilitation process and any problems that the injury may cause you in the future. This report forms one of the fundamental pieces of evidence for your claim, and will thus have a large bearing on the amount of compensation you are likely to receive. The report may also include medical advice, such as a course of action to take after the injury. Finally, the report will also display any falsehoods in a claimant’s account of an incident.
The examination is intended to display how you have, or will attempt to have, recovered from the injury, rather than the extent of the injury itself, which should be backed up by your own medical records. This information allows for us to determine the compensation you are entitled to as part of you rehabilitation, and will thus take place approximately 3 months after the initial injury or, if the injury is particularly serious, when the claimant is on their way to recovering and a long term prognosis can be obtained.
A thorough medical examination provides you with a larger chance of making a successful and fair claim and is especially important in the case of catastrophic injuries. Proving the long term effects of your injury is vital in securing the compensation you deserve.