During a claim
The following are a few items to be aware of during your CTP claim:
- Under the guidelines set out by the CTP scheme, compensation for pain and suffering can only be made to injured people who have received a serious and permanent impairment. Naturally, any ongoing disability of this nature must be confirmed by medical specialists.
- Your claim will only go to court if we cannot agree on your settlement amount, if you are not satisfied with the outcomes from the SIRA dispute resolution process or if your claim has been denied.
- If you have appointed a solicitor, the solicitor then acts on your behalf in negotiations with us. It might then be considered unfair if we talk with you after you have engaged their services. Therefore in this situation, if you call us, we may only be able to give you limited information and we will refer you back to your solicitor.
- The choice of doctor is completely your own. Your own doctor might refer you on to other specialists - but the choice of whom you attend remains entirely yours.
- If we confirm our driver was at fault, you will be covered for all reasonable medical treatment for the injuries you received in the accident. According to your individual circumstances, you may also be covered for; loss of wages, care services, travel, and pain and suffering.
- Reasonable and necessary medical expenses are expenses related to your accident that have been recommended by your GP or medical specialist. Once we have confirmed that the vehicle we insure was at fault, we will pay these expenses for you.
- We will pay for chiropractic or Physiotherapy treatment if it has been recommended by your doctor. We might pay for other therapies, but you will need to consult with us. As is the case with any therapy you receive, your therapist has to provide us with a plan of the treatment they intend to provide. Please forward the referral for our consideration.