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Medico Legal

As part of your personal injury claim you may be referred by your solicitor for a medical assessment or for treatment services. The North East Clinic provides a venue for independent medical assessments and also for physiotherapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to assist in your rehabilitation following an accident or injury.

Medical examination and reports

Why do I need to see a medical expert?

The aim of the medical report is to provide an independent medical assessment of your injuries as part of the claims process for personal injury compensation. The expert will have specialist knowledge of the type of injury you have sustained and will be experienced in providing medical evidence. The medical expert needs to be unbiased and unconnected with the person making the claim.

What will the medical examination involve?

To help the medical expert understand how you have been affected by your injuries you will be asked about the circumstances of your accident and the treatment you have received for your injuries. You will also be asked about how your injuries affect you, for example at work, day to day activities, and recreational activities. The medical examination is for the purposes of assessment only and no treatment will be provided.

How long will the appointment take?

The examination time varies by the type of consultant and the nature of your injuries and can take on average up to 30 minutes or as long as an hour in some cases.

Will I need to undress?

The medical expert may ask you to remove or loosen some of your clothing in order to carry out a physical examination of the injured area.

Who will pay for my transport?

Your travelling expenses to and from the medical examination may be recoverable by your solicitor if your claim is successful. You should keep all receipts for parking, train, bus or taxi fares and forward them to your solicitor.

Identification

Please remember to bring with you some form of photographic identification like a driving license, passport, or ID card if you have one.

Cancellation of appointments

Please give as much notice as possible if you need to rearrange an appointment to see a medical expert. If you fail to attend an appointment or give less than 24 hours notice you may incur a charge.

Physiotherapy

Our team of physiotherapists are experienced in the assessment and treatment of whiplash injuries and other musculoskeletal injuries caused as a result of an accident or injury. Our physiotherapists will work with you to plan and deliver treatment programmes together with self-help advice and exercises to assist you in your recovery.

Appointments

Please arrive 10 minutes before the appointment time.  If you are late your appointment may have to be re-arranged. You also need to be aware that you may be asked to undress during your assessment and treatment.  If you would prefer not to do this then clothing that allows the physiotherapist access to the affected area should be worn.

Cancellation of appointments

Please give as much notice as possible if you need to rearrange an appointment. If you fail to attend an appointment or give less than 24 hours notice you may incur a charge. If we have been provided with a mobile phone contact number for you we will send you a text reminder the day before your appointment.

Psychology

North East Clinic provides a venue for independent psychology assessment and treatment services, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) to help you recover from any psychological injury sustained as a result of your accident.

Appointments

Our external providers will arrange all psychology related appointments with you directly and supply you with any necessary information relating to your appointment. For appointment queries on the day of your appointment please contact North East Clinic directly to speak to our reception staff.

Cancellation of appointments

Please give as much notice as possible if you need to rearrange an appointment. If you fail to attend an appointment or give less than 24 hours notice you may incur a charge.