Medico-Legal

Aberdeenshire Clinical Psychology have expertise in providing medico-legal assessments, reports and expert opinion for adults who may have suffered psychological harm following personal injury and clinical negligence. We cover the Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Inverness areas.  We specialise in the area of adult mental health including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety disorders, depression and adjustment disorders. We provide objective, unbiased opinions on matters within our areas of expertise for both claimants and defendants as well as insurance companies. Psychological opinion can be provided in relation to causal effects, prognostic questions, treatment options and any need for further assessment.

Typical referrals include:

  • Psychological trauma after a road traffic, workplace or public place accident
  • Psychological consequences of clinical negligence
  • Psychological effects of occupational stress

Informal enquiries from solicitors and other legal professionals are welcome by email, phone or letter prior to instruction. We will assess the request and advise as to whether the case falls within our areas of specialism. Upon acceptance of solicitor instruction we will quickly and efficiently deal with the request and meet agreed deadlines. Wherever possible we aim to arrange assessment within two weeks of an accepted referral and complete reports within one month. This is subject to client availability, case complexity and volume of medical records. Assessment and reports are charged at an hourly rate. Please see the Fees section for details.