EXPERT RECRUITMENT – orthopaedic, amputees, multi-trauma

The most common misconception regarding Expert work is that you must only deal with Head, Spinal and Birth Injuries. However, a vast proportion of the work we are regularly instructed to focus on is orthopaedic, amputees or multi-trauma injuries. Many of our Experts work in this field, and our research has shown that knowledge of the equipment as well as being focused on the patients’ independence is hugely beneficial when future care and rehabilitation needs are evaluated and cost.

We deal with:

  • Complex Fractures
  • Upper and Lower Limb Amputation
  • Crush injuries
  • Hip and Knee replacements
  • Nerve damage injuries
  • Chronic Pain syndromes
  • Weakness in Limbs
  • Spinal Compression & Cauda Equina
  • Visual Impairment
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Internal injuries/Stoma care
  • Head injuries

Expert Forum are also adept at dealing with claims relating to the loss of financial support, where the breadwinner in the family loses their life in a motor vehicle 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 no blueprint or manual when it comes to this field of work, particularly in dealing with claimants. However, from our experience, we can confidently state that the combination of experience, community rehabilitation and acute care is considered of the utmost importance.

In a community setting, medical professionals are exposed to a cross-section of injuries and conditions and will also conduct regular home visits. They normally have access to medical supplies and medication that has been prescribed for the individual. This acute setting allows for a more focused individual to be able to work in trauma or orthopaedic elective surgery, spinal surgery, amputee rehabilitation and intensive care. Emergency Room (ER) medical professionals see individuals at crisis point and therefore can provide clear guidance on immediate care if future surgeries are required.  Rehabilitation specialists, particularly in limb reconstruction or amputee rehabilitation, could also suit this work as they will have a greater understanding of the typical recovery 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, our focus is on providing Experts who deliver quality reports. In order to achieve that quality, we believe our Experts must maintain relevant complementary clinical work on a regular basis. Our Experts work in both independent and statutory sectors and we find both have strong attributes in this field of work.

To help you understand the background of our Experts, please download the fact sheets of our current panel of Experts.

Maximising your Potential

By joining our Expert Forum Team you will be 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 pool of professionals who are more than eager to share their knowledge with you. Due to this, you will find your experience filtering back into your day job, making you a stronger all-around clinician.