Personal Injury Division
Psychology Service – Personal Injury Division provides a psychological
report that excels in its quality and thoroughness of investigation.
It incorporates the essence of the psychological approach of formulation
with the tradition and universality of the diagnosis, adhering to
DSM-IV and ICD-10 guidelines. In so doing it allows the expert to
reach the best clinical opinion in respect to diagnosis, causation,
proportionality, prognosis and treatment.
the Zeebrugge disaster of 1988, Clinical Psychologists have been
widely recognised by the Court as able to accurately diagnose psychiatric
disorders, historically considered to be the domain of the psychiatrist.
Further support for the role of Clinical Psychologists as diagnostic
clinicians has recently come from the British Psychological Society.
benefits of the psychological report reflects our Consultants’
knowledge and experience in the psychological therapies, primarily
the treatment of choice for trauma related conditions.
available through The Psychology Service are all experienced Chartered
Clinical Psychologists, who have a wealth of expertise in both trauma
related conditions and also their own area of speciality such as
childhood disorder, chronic pain, bereavement and drug addiction.
All the Consultants undertake both single and joint instructions,
instructed on behalf of both the Claimant and Defendant solicitors
and insurance companies.
Psychology Service ensures quality of reporting through:
Ensuring appropriate instruction through screening questionnaires
Face to face interviews
Thorough review of medical records and medical reports
The use of psychometric test material where appropriate
Interview of relative or close friend
format of report, carefully designed to adhere to CPR protocol
Prompt and efficient service with appointments generally offered
within 4 to 6 weeks of instruction, and reports provided within
2 to 4 weeks of appointment
Nation-wide availability of three named consultants
All reports carefully quality checked for their clinical content
Regular supervision and training for all our consultants