What To Expect

Every key question, answered 

Head into your medico-legal examination with no doubts or reservations. Read up on whatever you may seek to understand before the process begins…

What is a medical report?

A medical report will detail all the injuries – physical or mental – that you’ve sustained, and the medical expert will offer their opinion on your recovery time.

Is a medical report necessary? 

Yes. Your solicitor will require this information to pursue your case. Without a report, your claim won’t be supported and it will be difficult to secure a sizeable settlement.

What will the medical examiner do? 

If necessary, the examiner will make a thorough examination of your body or mental state. They may also ask you to fill in a questionnaire detailing your injuries.

What questions will I be asked? 

Typical enquiries include:

  1. How and when did your accident occur?
  2. What injuries did you receive, and how have they progressed?
  3. What (if any) medical treatment have you undergone already?
  4. How have your injuries affected your work, social, and home life?
  5. Have you had to rely on any care or assistance as a result of injury?

Does the medical examiner offer treatment advice? 

Not directly. They will only assess what’s happened to you. However, they may make suitable recommendations in your final medical report when it’s ready.

Is my appointment flexible and local? 

Optimal Med aims to book an appointment that’s as close to you as possible (usually within a few miles of your home) and at a time that’s convenient to you. Additionally, you can always rearrange if you need to. Just give us as much notice as you can. You may be charged if you simply don’t attend.

English is my second language. Can I use an interpreter? 

Of course. We have interpreters and translators around the UK. All we need is advance notice before the appointment to arrange for someone to accompany you.

What will I need to bring to the examination? 

The examiner will require photo identification, such as a passport or driving licence. Please make sure this is valid and up to date.

We strive to make the medical reporting process as simple and stress-free as we can. If you’re ready, message us personally or ask your solicitor to get in touch at instruct@optimalmed.co.uk.