With these extremely difficult, unprecedented times which are set to be with us for some time, we at Psychology Direct have ways to use safe and secure platforms to enable assessments of all types to take place remotely. If you would like to talk to any of our team about how we can support, please call us on 01306 879975. From all at Psychology Direct please stay safe and well.

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Expert WitnessPI/Civil

Dedicated to providing high quality expert witnesses for Personal Injury and Civil cases

Let us take the stress out of finding an expert witness.

For all involved in severe and complex cases relating to injury, trauma, workplace accidents, road accidents or mental health issues, there’s emotion and pressure. For solicitors, insurers and case managers, securing a professional, expert Psychological assessment will be key to achieving the right outcome for all parties.

Personal Injury and Civil Law encompasses a wide breadth of Psychological specialisms and some can be very complex. We specialise in supplying Psychologists ready to carry out post-injury assessments and report their findings on the psychological impact of the accident in court. We also provide expert assessments in Medical or Clinical Negligence claims when someone has suffered as a result of malpractice, as well as clients going through a Mental Health Tribunal after being detained under the Mental Health Act.

We understand the need for fast action – there’s an injured or traumatised person at the heart of your case. We also understand the need for high quality assessments and reports. With an extensive network of over 1000 Psychologists, we will have an appropriately qualified and experienced professional who will be able to quickly and cost effectively meet the needs of your case and provide follow up treatment as required. Our dedicated team will support you further, through proof-reading all reports and handling all administration and appointments.

Our Civil Law and Personal Injury assessments/services include;
  • Psychological factors related to road traffic or workplace accidents
  • General mental health assessments including anxiety and depression
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) assessments
  • Fitness to work and work related stress
  • Disability discrimination
  • Mental Health Tribunals
  • Medical & Clinical negligence claims
  • IQ and mental capacity
  • Neuropsychological assessments

Psychology Direct – A dedicated, professional service

  • Three CVs and fees within 24 hours
  • Psychologists available with expertise and experience in complex, challenging cases
  • All Psychologists work to Legal Aid rates
  • Standard reports supplied quickly – usually within 4-6 weeks
  • Fast track service for urgent cases
  • Reports include assessment outcomes plus prognosis and treatment recommendations
  • Reports 100% quality checked by our experienced team
  • Able to meet cultural, language or geographical requirements
  • Team on hand to book appointments and handle administration

Do you need an expert witness for your Civil or Personal Injury case?

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Get in touch

Contact us using one of the tabs on the form below, or call us on 01306 879 975 to find out how we can help. Alternatively, click here to request a call back.

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FAQs

Unfortunately not, we only work business to business, through solicitors, local authorities, CPS, case management companies and schools. If you are a private individual looking for a psychologist please speak with your solicitor, school, GP or insurer.

If you wish to locate a Psychologist yourself then visit the British Psychological Society’s website at https://www.bps.org.uk/

Absolutely not! Our service is based on providing excellent value – and added value.

Not only will we secure you an appropriately qualified and experienced Psychologist for your case without all the time and hassle of searching for one yourself, but we’ll handle all administration, bookings and ensure you get the report on time plus you’ll have a dedicated client manager at your beck and call too.

So you get competitive prices and all our extra support at no extra cost, meaning you save yourself time and money.

This is often an area of confusion. Understanding the difference between a Psychiatrist and a Psychologist can be crucial to securing the right professional for your case.

Psychologists are trained in human and emotional development. They use their extensive knowledge of human emotions, behaviour and mental health to assess the problems being experienced by their clients. Based on their expert assessment; conclusions, recommendations and treatment plans will be presented in a report as required. Psychologists use a range of assessment techniques including psychometric testing as well as varied therapeutic models in order to understand and improve the mental health and psychological well-being of clients.

Psychiatrists are medical doctors and as such are qualified to prescribe medication (such as anti-depressants) or in more extreme cases recommend hospitalisation, to help assess and manage the symptoms being experienced by the person concerned.

In some cases, it may not be immediately clear whether a Psychologist or a Psychiatrist is required. A complex case may even require both. Our extensive register of professionals includes both Psychologists and Psychiatrists, and our knowledgeable client team are on hand to give you the advice you need and supply the right type of professional. If you have any questions at all, just give us a call.

Yes. We are fully aware and understanding of our clients’ budgets, so all our Psychologists work to Legal Aid rates.

We can also supply CVs and quotes for 3 Experts with the full breakdown of hours, as required by the Legal Aid Agency.

First of all, contact us! You can call us on 01306 879 975. You can request a call back. You can email us or use our contact form. Once we have your initial contact request, we’ll respond within an hour. One of our Client Managers will take a brief of your requirements, and get to work straight away, using their knowledge of our network of Psychologists and Psychiatrists to get you 3 CVs and quotes within 24 hours. Once an Expert Witness is instructed, bookings for assessments and all other administration required for the case will be managed by us and we will ensure that the report is delivered within your required timescales.