From the 6th April 2015, the new MedCo system for sourcing medical reports in soft tissue injury claims went live. Medical Reporting Organisations and Direct Medical Experts must be registered and approved by MedCo to deal with any medical evidence required under the MoJ’s Pre-action Protocol for Low Value Personal Injury Claims in Road Traffic Accidents.
MRO registrations are split into two categories with separate qualifying criteria for each, which have been decided by the MoJ. Click here to enter the Medco Document Library where the very latest Qualifying Criteria and Guidance Documents can be found.
AMRO have a permanent non-executive seat on the Board of Directors of MedCo, along with other representative groups across the personal injury sector.
To learn more about MedCo and for links to the MoJ Protocol please click here.
Medical Reporting Organisations (MRO) Agreement
The MRO Agreement, first signed in April 2010 and renewed periodically thereafter, was established to provide a framework for the production and cost of reports provided by MRO’s, that permitted Compensators to pay a reduced rate for early settlement of the MRO’s invoice.
The agreement, post establishment, was maintained by DAC Beachcroft Solicitors and the most up to date list of signatories to that agreement can be found at the link below:
MRO Agreement – www.dacbeachcroft.com
The organisations below represent bodies associated with the handling of personal injury claims, both claimant and defendant, and the provision of expert medical opinion.
Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
Motor Accident Solicitors Society
Forum Of Insurance Lawyers
Expert Witness Institute