Grace Hughes is an experienced
Medico-Legal and treating practitioner. She has been
a medico-legal practitioner for 12 years and a
practising physiotherapist for 25. Her practise
includes academic, clinical and rehabilitative
Through initial thorough and
comprehensive assessments, she is able to provide
accurate, concise and relevant opinions and reports
for claimants or defendants, as well as joint
minutes. Expert evidence is presented clearly and
persuasively in court.
In consultation with legal
teams, other medical experts and actuaries, her
medico-legal cases have included both road accident
fund and medical negligence claims.
Medico-Legal reports can advise
Past, present and future functional capacity
Present, future and ongoing physiotherapy and
Physiotherapy recommendations and costs
Work readiness and capacity
Clear prognosis timescales
Opinion on whether to proceed with a medical
Areas of expertise include
Orthopaedic injury (spinal injury, whiplash,
amputations, fractures, nerve injuries,
The costs of a Medico-Legal report vary depending on
the complexity of the case and therefore hours
needed to complete the assessment and subsequent
report. An approximate quotation can be provided
once basic details regarding the case are known.
An hourly rate is applicable for the assessment,
compiling the report and also pre-trial conferences,
further reports and court attendance. Additional
charges will apply for travel expenses.
HOW TO INSTRUCT
The practice requires written, faxed or emailed
instruction with the following information prior to
Purpose of the report
Orthopaedic report if possible
Other reports available
Particulars of claim and defence
Any other background information
HOW LONG WILL THE REPORT TAKE TO DELIVER
Once the assessment has taken place, a full
medico-legal report will be furnished within 28
days, provided all the necessary documentation has
been made available.
Urgent reports can be arranged.
To instruct Grace Hughes Physiotherapy, contact
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 039 316 6479.