Other claims professionals
Registrations are now open for claimant representatives and compensators. Other claims professionals will access the service in different ways.
Third party agents
Compensator administrators will enable access for organisations they authorise to handle claims on their behalf. This means third party agents and defendant solicitors do not need to process a registration application of their own here to use this service. Engage with your compensator contacts to ensure your users have the access they need.
For claims made through a claimant representative, medical reporting organisations (MROs) and direct medical experts (DMEs) will continue to receive their instructions in the usual way via the claimant representative.
For claims made by unrepresented claimants, MROs and DMEs will confirm to MedCo whether they wish to opt in or out for this type of work. For those who opt in, Official Injury Claim will notify the MRO / DME when they have been selected for the first time, inviting them to create user accounts then.
In preparation for the service launch in April, MedCo will engage with medical professionals to establish which MROs and DMEs are opting in to use the service, so MROs and DMEs do not need to register directly with this service before the launch.
Official Injury Claim will not receive claims from or provide instructions to other professionals involved in the claims process, such as providers of hire and rehabilitation services, who will therefore not register to use this service.