This page informs you about the process related to preparing for your medico-legal
please bring a completed questionnaire to the appointment. You will have received the questionnaire with the appointment letter.
You will be examined by Mr. A Pillai, Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon. He has an established practice at University Hospitals of South Manchester. Please see your specific clinic location in your appointment letter.
Your solicitors will send an instruction letter to Mr Pillai requesting for a report along with your medical records. Mr Pillai will cover the following areas in his report:
Details of the accident
Injuries immediately sustained
Progression of the injury
The treatment received by you
Your current medical condition
The affects and prognosis of the injuries on your social, domestic, and personal life.
What will the examination consist of ?
Mr Pillai will go through the questionnaire which you will have completed and brought with you. He will then perform a physical examination. In the case of female clients the examination will be carried out in the presence of a chaperone.
How long will it take?
Depending on the extent of your injuries and the number of details to be noted, the interview and examination will take between 30 to 45 minutes.
What should I bring with me to my examination ?
Please do not forget to bring your completed questionnaire. Please also bring some picture-bearing poof of your identification which will be mentioned in the report. This can be in the form of passport, driving license etc. It is recommended that you bring any other hospital records that you have not been able to provide to your solicitors.
Can I take someone with me ?
Yes, you are welcome to bring a friend or a relative with you to your appointment.
What if I can’t come to the appointment or if I need further information ?
Please contact Mr Pillai’s practice manager. She can offer you any advice on how to get to your examination location or reschedule your appointment if you are unable to make it. She will be happy to help. Please be advised that failure to show up for the appointment without a prior cancellation could amount to a penalty charge which some solicitors may deduct from your final settlement. Therefore, please do your best to arrive on time for your appointment or do reschedule well in advance of your appointment date.