We Pay For All Medical Reports

Why PK Simpson Pays For Your Medical Reports In Compensation Claims

Obtaining the right medical reports and specialist liability reports to support your compensation claim is often the most time consuming and technical aspect of a personal injury matter. Not only do we want to prove the extent of your injuries and possible future treatment required but we also want to prove that there was negligence on behalf of, for example, Woolworths for not providing a safe and clean floor space, or, that a doctor misdiagnosed and failed to treat a certain health condition leading to the need for a serious operation which could have been avoided if proper treatment was administered.

PK Simpson Pays for Medical Reports In All Areas of Compensation Claims

We pay for all medical reports and specialist reports in all areas of personal injury law.

This covers:

  • Workers’ compensation
  • CTP / motor vehicle accidents
  • Occupiers’ negligence
  • Slip and fall 
  • Total and permanent disability (TPD)
  • Medical negligence
  • Police assault / intentional torts

The difference between PK and other firms

Medical negligence claims and slip and fall claims will often require a range of specialist reports. This can be expensive and most law firms do not have the financial resources to pay specialists and experts out of their own pockets. To lower the risk associated with taking on claims, these law firms will require claimants to pay anywhere between $3000 – $6000, up front, to cover the cost of medicals reports and law firm work. Often the claim will stall due to a lack of finances and even stop completely, leaving the injured person in limbo and out of pocket. 

PK Simpson pays for all your medico-legal and expert opinions required to bolster your claim. We provide a ‘no win no fee’ compensation legal service meaning we render fees only upon successful completion of your claim. Our fees come out of the settlement, meaning our clients are never out of pocket.  

Examples of how payment of medical reports significantly maximizes compensation

A Medical Negligence Claim:

John, a truck driver, has neck pain and sees his doctor multiple times over a 3 month period.  The doctor assumes it’s only muscular due to John’s long hours driving from city to city. 3 months later, John’s employee notices him wincing in pain each time he sits down. His boss recommends he sees the company doctor who immediately requests an MRI scan and a blood test. The blood tests come back indicating an infection and coupled with the MRI scan, show advanced bone infection in John’s C1-4 bones located in his neck.

A strong course of antibiotics has little effect and John is forced to undergo surgery to remove the now soft bone and tissue around the infection. John is left with life-long physical restrictions.

In a typical medical negligence claim, expert specialist reports often exceed $15,000. With PK Simpson, John would be at ease financially knowing that his claim is in capable hands. With another firm, John would be required to cough up thousands at each step of the claim. And with the fear it may not ever eventuate. 

Multiple specialist reports will often increase the amount of compensation owed to our clients as the strength of evidence outweighs evidence obtained by the insurers. 

A Slip and Fall Claim in Woolworths:

Mary is shopping after work one day, in a rush to get home and cook dinner for the family. In her haste, Mary doesn’t notice water in the isle which has leaked from a faulty fridge. Mary’s left foot slides out from under her. Mary attempts to break her fall, the Woolworths basket she is carrying goes flying and May lands heavily on her hip and right arm. She breaks her wrist and has very bad bruising on her hips and buttocks. The employees come rushing over. Mary calls her husband who drives her to hospital. The Woolworths manager gives Mary her groceries for free.

About a month later, Mary is talking to a friend who suggests calling a law firm to make a compensation claim. Mary wonders why her GP or someone at the hospital didn’t suggest this. Mary calls a few law firms who are very positive but require her to pay money up front. It sounds reasonable and she is about to go ahead as they have suggested her claim could be worth $100,000. Then at lunch one day her friend say, “Don’t be silly! Mary, the best law firm will never tell you to pay up front.”

Coles, Woolworths, Big W, Target and Westfields Shopping Centres contest any claim against them and call on CCTV footage as evidence. Often, the footage can be open to interpretation. Mechanical maintenance reports of the fridges will need to be obtained as well as evidence to show economic loss and the severity of injuries. We file many, many negligence claims against shopping centers and supermarkets and we are well versed in the tactics and defenses each use. These claims are often settled out of court and therefore our experienced lawyers/negotiators leverage the medical evidence PK Simpson obtains to maximize the compensation/lump sum payout to you. 

A Workers Compensation Claim

Michael has had an ongoing workers compensation claim for 3 years with another law firm. Michael finally hears about PK Simpson through some work colleagues and decides it’s time PK Simpson took over. 

Michael’s injuries were serious but he was lacking medical reports to prove the required 15% whole injury damages threshold which allows him to make a claim for a much larger amount of money.

PK Simpson are able to obtain these medical reports by applying pressure and doing the hard work to force the insurer to fund the reports. Michael reaches a massive 35% WPI with the medical evidence obtained by PK and goes on to receive over $400,000. 

At the same time PK Simpson investigates if Michael has a TPD claim with his superannuation fund. Michael has been out of work for over 6 months. PK Simpson pays for a TPD medical statements from his GP. Michael does not have another GP and therefore PK Simpson seek out an expereicned doctor in the field of TPD to assess Michael. A second report is obtained. Other evidence is obtained and Michael’s TPD benefit of $300,000 is approved by the superannuation fund. 

Types of specialist reports which may be required

Depending on the specifics of your claim, we know what specialists are required and who is well respected in the industry. From experience, we know which experts will be more conducive to your claim. Other firms do not have strong relationships like PK Simpson as they haven’t been in the compensation industry for over 35 years.

Some types of experts and liability reports which may be required are:

  • Neurosurgeon
  • Rehabilitation Physician
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Medico-legal 
  • Infectious disease expert
  • Vocational assessor
  • Orthopaedic surgeon
  • Otolarynologist / Ear, nose, throat (ENT))
  • Expert GP
  • Endocrinologist
  • Urologist
  • Gynaecologist
  • Nuerologist
  • Opthalmologist
  • Cardiologist
  • Gastroenterologist
  • Engineer
  • Nephrologist 
  • Pulmonologist
  • Oncologist
  • Radiologist
  • Rheumatologist

We have worked closely with hundreds of GP’s and medical practices all over Sydney, NSW and Australia as well as specialists from major hospitals.