This guide contains advice and information for attending consultant’s medical appointments arranged by JMK. It is important that you obtain treatment as necessary for your symptoms/injuries, but this should be arranged through your own GP / hospital.
Please keep in mind that the purpose of any appointment arranged by JMK is to obtain a report to document and provide an opinion on your injuries, and NOT to provide you with advice or treatment. The consultant’s report is of crucial importance in your case, as it is the evidence on which the injury element of your case is valued.
If you do not tell the consultant about all effects of your accident, the full extent of your injury and suffering will not be recorded in the medical report. Likewise, if you fail to tell the consultant something (like a previous medical issue/injury/accident) during your appointment, it could have a serious effect on the compensation that you receive.
With your consent, we will strive to ensure that the consultant has access to your medical notes and records in advance of your appointment but regardless, it is vital that you inform the consultant of all/any relevant medical issues – whether or not a claim for compensation was made by you.
Please be reassured that having a previous similar injury/issue does not prevent a claim, if that injury/issue was worsened or you suffered a recurrence because of the accident.
Different consultants have different areas of expertise and in some instances (depending upon the nature of your injuries) you may require to be seen by more than one consultant, at separate appointments.
Your Legal Advisor will advise you on the appropriate consultant(s) for you. Please be aware that a consultant with a specific speciality, may not be able to comment or assess all of your injuries.
Despite this, it is important that all injuries are reported to each consultant.