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The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) have now passed a governing law that all Personal Injury claims should not be settled without a medical examination.
It has become clear that some lawyers believe this to be a shortcut to settling a claim without convincing evidence. The Solicitors Regulatory Authority have made it clear that settling a claim without medical examinations can result in a professional misconduct issue being made. This is due to the fact that medical reports can help not only establish causation but also the value of the claim at hand.
This begs the question: do we as experienced solicitors still need reminding of these basic rules?
In addition, the SRA have even included that there should be no excuses for skipping out on these medical examinations as these reports can be deemed as valuable evidence between any value of claim. It should be noted that even considering the Covid-19 pandemic certain Medico-Legal companies are still able to assist cases from a remote zoom conference which has been seen as effective.
It should stand that as a firm, Hubbard, Pegman and Whitney solicitors condone the idea of settling any personal injury claim without obtaining medical evidence.
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Melanie Neale (Head of Personal Injury Department at Hubbard Pegman and Whitney) on 0208 735 9774