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Reviewing an Expert Report Training - Quantum

How to review a personal injury medical report


This e-learning course provides tips and guidance for reviewing an expert medical report in a personal injury (PI) claim.

At the course conclusion you can also download PDFs with the requirements of the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) Practice Direction 35, commonly used medical experts, a glossary of medical terms and a reminder of our top tips.

This course is the first module of our Quantum Personal Injury Training Suite, however it can also be taken as a short e-learning course.


A report from an independent expert is needed in the majority of personal injury claims and so understanding these reports is a vital skill for a lawyer or claims handler.

Most often this evidence is a medical report, also known as a medico-legal report, that has been written by a medical professional who has been agreed as an expert witness in the legal proceedings.

After completing this course you will:

  • Know how to analyse a medical report
  • Be able to identify evidence supporting general damages and special damages
  • Understand the difference between condition and prognosis
  • Understand the impact of any relevant pre-existing injuries
  • Know the importance of understanding the medical terminology used
  • Know the relevant parts of the CPR relating to medical reports

If you have any questions on our reviewing PI expert reports training course, please contact Kath Kinch on

Phone: 0114 273 8300
Email: Kath@KinchRobinson.com

A lawyer reviewing an expert report from a medical consultant

Course Content

In our online training we will go through the procedure of reviewing an expert medical report as part of a personal injury claim. The course provides practical guidance to assist PI lawyers in understanding and reviewing witness evidence that has been provided in a CPR expert report.

This course looks at:

  • The structure of a report and compliance with the Civil Procedure Rules
  • Analysing the report and medical terminology
  • Attributes of the claimant
  • Pain & suffering
  • Condition and prognosis
  • Loss of amenity
  • Special damages
  • Top tips for reviewing any expert report



20 minutes


Trainee solicitors, junior lawyers, paralegals, litigation assistants, claims handlers, medico-legal agency case handlers.

If you would like to purchase multiple subscriptions to cover your PI team, please contact Kath Kinch.

To discuss how we can help call Kath Kinch on:
Phone: 0114 273 8300
Email: Kath@KinchRobinson.com