Can the medical for my cycling injury claim be carried out locally?
Whichever solicitor you choose to represent you, if you are making a compensation claim for an injury sustained through a cycling accident it is likely that you will need to have a medical assessment.
Cycling accidents frequently result in visible and painful injuries such as scrapes, cuts and broken bones. However, concussion and other forms of head and brain injury may also have occurred, leading to more serious and longer term consequences. Aside from the financial impact that a more accurate assessment of your injury will have on your claim, it is strongly recommended that you receive a suitable medical examination for health reasons. Your solicitor will arrange the medical assessment at the outset of your claim.
Many people worry that they may have to travel long distances to attend this medical assessment - however with 700 medical centres across England and Wales, Cycling Injury Legal can ensure that your assessment is carried out at a centre near to your home.
Why do I need a medical assessment?
The purpose of the assessment is to provide evidence of the injuries you have sustained and the impact they may have on your life - both now and in the future.
The assessment will be used to support your claim to give the maximum chance of success. If your injuries are complex there may be a need for you to have more than one assessment over time, in order to determine your long term recovery and the projected costs that may be incurred. This may affect the amount you are awarded as compensation.