Medical reports in soft tissue injury claims
Under the Ministry of Justice pre-action protocol for low value personal injury claims in road traffic accidents there is a new system to facilitate the sourcing of medical reports in soft tissue personal injury claims.
The new system went live on the 6th April 2015 and requires medical experts to register via a website in order to be able to provide or commission medical legal reports in relation to road traffic accident soft tissue injury claims.
The system is currently being monitored in terms of potential problems that might arise when experts located on the system are a significant distance from where the client lives.
This may be a problem arising from the infancy of the system but we will need to keep this under review.
Matthew Winder, Senior Litigator member of APIL based at our Lancaster, Barrow and Kendal offices
Telephone 0800 919 231