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At Moray Claims / Grigor & Young, we need to recover our clients’ medical records as part of just about every personal injury claim we deal with.
This is so a medical expert can include consideration of the records in preparing the report (about the injuries you suffered, your level of recovery and your prognosis) to form the basis of valuing your claim for your injuries and other losses.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force in May 2018 and though, in theory, it has simplified the process of recovering copies of medical records, there are some pitfalls to avoid.
In this episode of the Moray Claims podcast, Peter Brash of Moray Claims / Grigor & Young LLP considers questions such as:
- Why do you need copies of medical records?
- Which records do you need to get copied?
- What is the process of getting copies of your records?
- How much will it cost?
We also discuss examples of situations where things have gone wrong and what you can do about it.
There is a section with advice to those on the other side of the fence – the record holders – on how to comply with your obligations in the most cost-effective manner.
We hope you will find this a helpful explanation of some of the pitfalls to avoid if you need to recover your medical records.
If you have any questions about the content of this podcast…
…or about anything relating to our personal injury compensation claims services, generally, please do get in touch with us. All enquiries are free of charge and without obligation to take things further with us.
Should we think we’re not the best people to help you directly – for whatever reason – we’ll explain to you what we think is in your best interests. We’ll also try to point you to someone who we think is best placed help you – probably a specialist solicitor who is appropriate to your circumstances and local to where you are.
This podcast is based on an article on this website which – if you prefer to read rather than listen – you can find here.