23 Jan 2020
How can Surgical Investigations help your case?
When it comes to Public Liability claims, the company or individual who owns the public area - such as a park, restaurant or shopping centre - is responsible for any accidents that occur on their premises. For example, if a person were to trip and fall in a restaurant - and the incident was avoidable - the restaurant owner could be found liable. In these circumstances, the claimant may have injured their knee, requiring investigative surgery to get to the root of the problem.
Following our previous blog on Investigations and Diagnostics, we’re taking a closer look at Surgical Investigations, the services we offer, and how they can benefit your client.
What are Surgical Investigations?
Although an injury may not seem too serious on the surface, underneath there may be an underlying issue which could be detrimental to your client’s recovery. Through using investigative surgeries, we can get to the root of the issue, helping your client achieve optimum recovery and ensuring they receive the compensation they deserve. For example, investigative keyhole surgeries such as Arthroscopy and Laparoscopy could be needed to determine the extent of the injury or the type of treatment required. The extensive list of surgeries we provide includes but is not limited to:
- Lateral Release
- Plica Excision
What is Arthroscopy and how will it help my client?
Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgery used to diagnose and treat problems within joints. It is often referred to as ‘keyhole surgery’ and is most commonly used on the knees, ankles, shoulders, elbows, wrists and hips.
If your client has experienced a fall in a public area which results in them injuring their knee, our medical experts may recommend knee arthroscopy. This would involve a tiny camera being inserted into the knee through a small incision, helping the surgeon to diagnose the knee problem - this could be torn meniscus or misaligned patella, for example, but the surgery can also be used to repair the ligaments of the joint.
As Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure, patients benefit from shorter hospital stays and less scarring - ultimately helping your client achieve optimum recovery quicker.
Choosing Speed Medical for your client’s medical report
Here at Speed Medical, we have strong relationships with a number of leading providers who offer nationwide coverage across the UK. Harnessing these close connections throughout the country, we provide convenient appointment times and locations for your client, so they never have to travel too far after being involved in an incident.
We know communication is key - that’s why we maintain regular contact with your client, managing all parties involved. Our dedicated team ensures they are seen quickly and in a comfortable environment, keeping your case moving and optimising recovery times.
With over 21 years’ experience in the industry, we understand how surgical procedures can take their toll on a person’s short-term physical and psychological wellbeing, so we’ll make sure your client receives the extra care and treatment needed to return to optimum health.
Whatever your client needs, we’ll provide a comprehensive quote - instruct us today.