The most common misconception regarding Expert work is that you must only deal with Head, Spinal and Birth Injury. A vast proportion of the work we are regularly instructed on focuses on orthopedic, amputee or multi-trauma injuries. Many of our Experts work in this field, and past experience has shown that knowledge of equipment and focus on the patients’ independence is hugely beneficial when costing future care and rehabilitation needs.

We deal with:

  • Complex Fractures
  • Upper and Lower Limb Amputation
  • Crush injuries
  • Hip and Knee replacements
  • Nerve damage injuries
  • Chronic Pain syndromes
  • Limb Weakness
  • Spinal Compression & Cauda Equina
  • Visual Impairment
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Internal injuries/Stoma care
  • Head injuries
We also deal with loss of services claims where a claim is brought about through a loss of life, typically from a road traffic accident. Here we conduct an evaluation of the services the deceased provided in the past, and the services they would have provided in the future.

Typical Background

There is not a blue-print background when it comes to this work, particularly in dealing with claimants in this field of expertise. However, from our experience we can say that a combination of, or at least experience, in community rehabilitation and acute care is considered important.

In the community setting, clinicians are exposed to a cross section of injuries and conditions and will also conduct regular home visits, have access to equipment stocks and feed into the package of care devised for the individual. The acute setting allows for more focused specialism with individuals able to work in trauma or elective orthopedic surgery, spinal surgery, amputee rehabilitation and intensive care. Acute clinicians see individuals at crisis point and therefore can provide clear guidance on immediate care, particular if future surgeries are required.  Acute rehabilitation specialists, particularly in limb reconstruction or amputee rehabilitation, could also suit this work as they will have greater understanding regarding the typical path of a claimant through their rehabilitation and return home.

Key skills:

  • Setting rehabilitation goals
  • Discharge planning
  • Advising on care packages
  • Provision of equipment
  • Planning of housing adaptation

Complementary Work

At Expert Forum, we are focused on providing quality, both Experts and their reports. In order to achieve that quality we believe our Experts should maintain relevant, complementary clinical work. Our Experts work in both independent and statutory sectors and we find both have strong attributes for this field of work.

To help you understand further the background of our Experts, please download the fact-sheets below of our current Expert Forum Experts.

Maximising your Potential

As a Expert Forum Expert you’re able to provide more creative care packages, equipment aids and housing adaptation because of the reduced statutory restriction placed upon you. Expert Forum offers extensive structured support and knowledge sharing throughout your Expert career. We have a large team of Experts and it is great to have this combined knowledge accessible for all. Due to this, you will find your experience filtering back into you day job, making you a stronger all round clinician.

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