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MedCo

From 6th April 2015 all initial medical reports for soft tissue injury claims brought under the RTA Protocol must be sourced through the MedCo portal. Upon submission to the portal you will be presented with a randomised search result for appropriate medical reporting providers or medical experts dependent upon your preference to instruct directly or via an agency. Continue reading

Full English, Queen Album Or Speed’s Portfolio?

Say ‘the works’ and most people will assume you’re talking about music or food. Nationwide the phrase has become shorthand for a full English breakfast and, of course, The Works was the acclaimed 11th studio album by rock band Queen. Continue reading

Maximising Meeting Time

Time is a finite and expensive commodity. Wasting precious time can seriously inhibit an organisation’s ability to grow yet still many corporate cultures revolve around meetings; even meetings about meetings. Continue reading

Asbestos Fatalities Treble RTA Death Rate

Worrying figures have been released showing the continued rise in asbestos related deaths in the UK, with up to 5,000 killed per year from long-term exposure to the deadly substance. Continue reading

MLA Drive Efficiency into Medical Records Sourcing

Our colleagues at industrial disease specialist MLA are no strangers to innovation, and this month sees the launch of a new strategy to expedite the often arduous task of obtaining medical history. Continue reading

Control Your Own Destiny (or someone else will)

Charles Darwin said: “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.” And he made a great point, as valid in business as it is in nature. Continue reading

Motor Insurance Premiums Creeping Up

According to the AA, the cost of car insurance could rise by up to 10% in 2015 – a prediction which flies in the face of recent trends and will surprise many working in and commentating on the industry. Continue reading

Update On Medco

Reforms to the Pre-Action Protocol for Low Value Personal Injury Claims in Road Traffic Accidents and associated Civil Procedure Rules, such as the introduction of fixed cost medical reports, have already been made and continue to kick in with possibly the most significant development, MedCo, set to go live in April. From then, only officially registered medicolegal experts and MROs will be able to provide reports in support of RTA soft tissue injury claims. We’ve already registered our interest, as have a good number of the firms we work with. Have you? The clock is ticking so get your paperwork filed.

Faster Access to Vital Evidence for Mesothelioma Victims

Sufferers of the terminal respiratory condition mesothelioma will benefit from swifter access to their medical history and employment records, following the announcement of new measures in the Deregulation Bill to be introduced by the government. It has also been confirmed that no immediate changes will be made to the no-win no-fee arrangements for mesothelioma cases after a recent legal ruling. Continue reading

Aviva Questions NIHL Claim Quality as MLA’s Deafness Screening Shines

Top insurer Aviva has attacked CMCs and lawyers this month following empirical research showing ‘spurious’ NIHL cases as on the rise. Continue reading

 
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