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BBCTom

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BBCTom says:

Personal Injury Claims - rossva1

Seeing as how the other thread is broken, I've decided to post a new thread that we can actually reply to :smile

Hi,

I was knocked off me bike around 7 weeks ago now (classic accident - just like the current 'think bike' adverts on the TV).

I broke my collar bone in a couple of places, busted up my hand requiring surgery, along with the as-to-be expected aches, bruises etc.

I have to persue the claim as I've lost quite a bit thanks to the accident.

I have legal cover with my insurance policy and the solicitor has been in touch last week to arrange a medical exam. When I said how I am recovering - i.e. I still have some "issues" she has cancelled it... it seems like the medical exam will be when I've fully recovered. Is this normal practice? I don't understand... I would have thought the medical exam would have been right at the start..?

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BBCTom

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BBCTom says:

Standard Practice

This is standard practice, I wouldn't worry about it.

When you go for your examination, the expert will require sight of all your medical records if the injuries are substantial, i.e. more than soft tissue damage. Should you still be in significant pain and not be discharged from your specialist, the likelihood is that it will cause a delay in the expert obtaining your medical records, therefore they would not be able to give you a firm prognosis on the extent of the injuries, how long they believe your symptoms will last or make any reccommendations, for example, in regards to physiotherapy.

Another issue is that it will be too early to say what affect the injury will have on you in the future and, specifically, how long your synmptoms will last. The experts are better placed to clarify such points when you are nearing full recovery. The medical reports are the main basis for compensation, when you go, your employment will be discussed, effect on hobbies, social life and domestic situation; it will simply be too soon to comment on this when you are at the peak of your injury.

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BBCTom

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BBCTom says:

...Continued from above...

It is also a financial decision, each report carried out by an orthopaedic expert with the use of medical records costs between £600 - £800, if the report was to come back inconclusive without a prognosis period, a further report would be required when a prognosis period could be established, which wastes your time as you would have to go for 2 examinations instead of 1, and the Third Party Insurer's would not be happy forking out nearly £2,000 when it's unnecessary.

It's unlikely that you will be fully recovered when you are examined, but you will be nearing the end I would expect. The only time this is not the case is when serious injuries are sustained and numerous reports have to be carried out by various specialists and further treatment is needed. I assume you will be examined by an Orthopaedic Expert, who I would expect is a specialist in hand injuries and you will probably not require further examination, unless there are complications - again something that would not be visible at the peak of your injury.

Tom
British Bike Claims

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ACIC

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ACIC says:

Bike Accident and prognosis

Put simply, you are best advised to postpone settlement of your claim unitl a reaonably certain prognosis can be provided by the instructed medical expert. It appears that at present such a prognosis cannot be provided and to settle the claim now may lead to an under-settlement. Whilst waiting for the position to become clearer you can ask for an interim payment of damages. Regards, Andrew Campbell, Head of Motorcycle Claims, New Law Solicitors, Finalist Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year 2008, www.bikelawyer.co.uk  andrew.campbell@new-law.co.uk

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rossva1

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rossva1 says:

thanks

Thanks guys!

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BBCTom

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BBCTom says:

You're welcome

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vicjerry007

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That's not a lot. That's about a week in hospital and may not take into account continuing care. There's better cover to be had elsewhere and many employers have cover for serious injury etc. AND if it wasn't your fault, claim of the other party (that's what the legal cover is for).
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hnsmith

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Claim for personal injury

Personal injury is a legal term for an injury to the body, mind or emotions, as opposed to an injury to property.
The term is most commonly used to refer to a type of tort lawsuit alleging that the plaintiff's injury has been caused by the negligence of another, but also arises in defamation torts. Damages include bodily injury, intentional infliction of emotional distress (IIED), and negligent infliction of emotional distress. If you wanna do claim for that you cantoct me. We have best solicitors. Our solicitors available for you everytime.

Ben Smith (Legal Services Adviser)

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ACIC

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ACIC says:

Personal Injury Claims

The above posting appears to be copied from some antiquated textbook and is in poor English. I suspect it emanates from a foreign call centre and as such perhaps not the best way to pursue a claim!

Kind regards, Andrew Campbell
Bikelawyer Motorcycle Accident Solicitors
www.bikelawyer.co.uk

MCN Legal Expert and MCN Law columnist

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roseyeric

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roseyeric says:

noted

I shall refrain from cantocting him in that case.

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muzzmf

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muzzmf says:

motorcycle accident solicitors

I think this is not a term this is a situation or condition. When some body got accident he has damage situation. He got injuries in his body when we talking about terms I think in terms we can't get injuries.


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