Medico Legal Assessment

Alba Psychology can provide expert reports for a number of areas including personal injury claims, industrial injury claims and mental capacity assessment.
We regularly prepare reports for the Court in the context of expert witness services to comment with authority on treatment and support needs as well as the neuropsychological effects of injuries.

All reports completed within 10 days of assessment.

Neuropsychological Assessment Reports

Medico Legal  AssessmentNeuropsychological assessment of neurological conditions including:

  • Stroke / CVA
  • Head injury / traumatic brain injury
  • Dementia
  • Cerebral anoxia / hypoxia
  • Alcohol related brain injury/damage
  • Subdural and subarachnoid haemorrhage

A neuropsychological assessment involves between 10 and 18 hours work in total, depending on the number of documents to review and the amount of cognitive testing required. Typically, fewer cognitive tests are required with mild brain injuries.

Examples of recent assessments undertaken by Alba Psychology include:

  • Neuropsychological Assessment in relation to Personal Injury Claims and Medical-Negligence Claims
  • Assessment of brain injury (i.e. cognitive, emotional and behavioural consequences of Acquired Brain Injury in adults following road-traffic accidents, assaults, anoxia, exposure to toxic substances and progressive neurological conditions)
  • Cognitive function (IQ) assessment
  • Assessment of diagnosis (e.g. dementia)
  • Learning disability diagnosis
  • Autism assessment
  • Medico-legal psychological/neuropsychological assessment (Personal Injury Claims, Medical-Negligence Claims etc.)

Psychological Reports

Psychological assessment involves a detailed clinical interview to determine the psychological effects of an accident (i.e. depression, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and psychological functioning). Patients are seen for a single session. A psychological assessment involves between 6 and 10 hours work in total depending on the number of documents to review and the number of psychological measures used.

Psychiatric Reports

Psychiatric reports typically focus on consequences to mental health following a critical incident (e.g. car crash) with specialist expertise in diagnosis and major mental illness (e.g. Bipolar Disorder).