The following PI & Clinical Negligence practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
Separate legislation covers the recovery of NHS charges. For guidance on requesting and challenging a certificate of NHS charges, see Practice Note: Recovery of NHS charges.
While communications with the CRU still take place by traditional methods (post, DX, fax and telephone), it also operates an electronic system which allows compensators and their representatives to request a CRU certificate and notify the result of a claim.
The claimant’s solicitors should provide the compensator (either the defendant, the defendant’s insurer or the defendant’s solicitors) with the following details at the outset of the claim:
the claimant’s full name and address
the claimant’s date of birth
the claimant’s national insurance number
the date of the accident or incident (or the date of diagnosis in disease claims)
the nature of the claimant’s injury/injuries
the type of action (road traffic, public liability, employer liability, clinical negligence or other)
the name and address of the claimant’s employer(s) and their payroll number (if the date of the injury or diagnosis of disease is before 6 April 1994)
details of any hospital that the claimant attended
when registering a motor claim which occurred during the claimant’s employment this information should be passed onto the CRU
The compensator (normally, in this instance, the defendant’s insurer) is under an obligation to inform the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
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