FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS- FAQ's
Dr. Higgs experience has identified the frequently
asked questions (FAQs).
These are -
1. Why use Dr. Higgs instead of
another Medico-Legal company?
- Choosing the right expert for your case is critical, you
know that. You deal with Dr. Higgs directly and
- Your letter of instruction goes directly to RH and not to
a third party.
- You can contact RH to clarify points at any time.
- The fees are directly agreed between yourself and RH.
- The report is only archived by Dr. Higgs and not by
any other third (frequently non- medical) party. Only some
members of Dr. Higgs' staff have authority to access the
reports. Privacy and confidentiality are guaranteed.
Dr. Higgs is not influenced by any third party to
change or modify reports to suit either the Plaintiff or the
Defendant. He retains a reputation for providing an
2. Can I be sure I will get a high
The quality of the brief is inextricably linked with the
output of any report. Dr. Higgs is qualified in three
separate areas, Medicine, Engineering and Law. This is
particularly relevant in cases involving Medical/Surgical
Implant issues and with Traffic and Industrial incidents,
where Engineering, Legal and Medical opinions may be required.
3. What is the standard cost of a
Unless there is more than average or usually expected
documentation, that requires extra reading and/or research, or
there is more than one injury, the gazetted fees are enforced
( for Work and Motor Accident cases). Other matters are
charged at an hourly rate. An estimate of fees can be provided
before any report process is commenced if requested. If your
Client has placed a cap on fees then you must let us know of
this before any work is commenced.
4. What is the waiting time for an
appointment and final report?
The current waiting time for an appointment for a client is
4-6 weeks. As a rule the report is usually sent within 2 weeks
of the consultation. A faster or urgent response time can be
achieved in matters for our regular clients when advised of
5. Does Dr. Higgs provide
reports for Medical Negligence or Malpractice Cases?
These matters are usually document-based reports where a
consultation with the client is not generally required. Dr.
Higgs is able to interview and examine your client and each case
will be considered by Dr. Higgs on an individual basis
before he will agree to become involved as there can be cases
where there might be a conflict of interest.