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IIDB. Will they get my medical history from doctors, or should I ask for that myself?

HJP290
HJP290 Member Posts: 26 Connected
Hi guys 

Just abit of advice if possible about what evidence to take to my IIDB assement . 

I already am on this but since i got the award 2 years ago my condition as detiorated dramtaicly 

i did put in change of circumstances back in decmeber 2020 

even tho condition worsen from the onset of the award i was hoping i woulf get better with treatment . 

Had a back accidentl which caused disc prolaspe causing problems with legs and back .

But now affects everywere and turned into chronic pain conditions unfortunatley and various other stuff 

i do have letters from everyone i have seen about this . Many hospital trips consultants . Referals . 

Will they get my medical history from doctors and everywere so can see it for themselfs how my condition worsed steming from the intial injury or should i ask my doctors fof all the reports from consutultants myself ?  .  

I already get esa lcwra and pip standard care high mobility . 

Thanks if can help 


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  • HJP290
    HJP290 Member Posts: 26 Connected
    @mikehughescq

    could you please advise iv seen your replys on other post and you are very knowledgable about this subject

    thanks if you can :) 
  • HJP290
    HJP290 Member Posts: 26 Connected
    Thank you i will reqeust them now 

    i go for the medical next week so wont have time to post ill just take them in with me 

    Jemma 
  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Member Posts: 7,431 Disability Gamechanger
    Not a fan of being tagged in thanks. Please don't do it again if possible. If I have something to say and the time to do so then I will if the subject looks interesting enough. Luckily for you :)

    Taking evidence to an assessment is a little late. If you have evidence it ought to have been submitted well in advance.

    That aside, it needs to be understood that "getting worse" is not the issue. IIDB is paid on the basis of loss of faculty from an industrial accident or disease. However, the interaction between the consequences of that incident/disease and any pre-existing conditions is complex and the onset of new conditions, whilst possibly triggered by the original event, may be something that would have happened anyway. 

    So, just because you got worse does not automatically mean you got worse because of the original event. The extent to which the worsening is a new, unrelated condition or exacerbation of an existing condition is often contentious and needs to be addressed head on in your evidence. 


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 23,694 Disability Gamechanger
    MrBee said:
    You will need to get all details from your Doctor to post to them. Irellevant of what others say as you will have more details than a doctor would


    I disagree. I requested my medical records from my GP just before the very first lockdown and i have to say that i didn't find anything in there that i would use for evidence for any benefit claim. Medical evidence is only every useful if it states exactly how your conditions affect you, most don't. My GP doesn't have a clue about how any of my conditions affect me.
  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Member Posts: 7,431 Disability Gamechanger
    Medical evidence from a GP for IIDB is irrelevant. You need consultants level evidence or you’re stuffed. Medical history on the other hand varies hugely in its usefulness and may be worth obtaining. Again though, if you’ve not got at least one consultant in your corner then you’re stuffed. 
  • HJP290
    HJP290 Member Posts: 26 Connected
    @mikehughescq
    i do apologise i just seen your reply on another post i was going to ask advice there but was abit heated so went with taggin you here wont do again 


    the stuff i requesting from doctors is from my consultants i have seen that shows the link of my intinal accident and the pain conditions i went on devolp over last couple yesrs started which affecting more area of my body from my i assement last feb . 

    eg started in one leg and back  

    now affects arms hands other leg skin and various other parts . 

    But is confimed by neurolgy and rheumatolgy 

    they do state how it actually affects me . 
  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Member Posts: 7,431 Disability Gamechanger
    Noted. That sounds reasonably promising. 
  • HJP290
    HJP290 Member Posts: 26 Connected
    Thanks everyone for the advice . 

    i rang them up about sending in and they said just bring on day and we will photo copy it :)

    Ill keep it all safely Away incase need it in future 
  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Member Posts: 7,431 Disability Gamechanger
    MrBee said:
    Medical evidence from a GP for IIDB is irrelevant. You need consultants level evidence or you’re stuffed. Medical history on the other hand varies hugely in its usefulness and may be worth obtaining. Again though, if you’ve not got at least one consultant in your corner then you’re stuffed. 
    That's incorrect my last examiner took all my evidence and a letter from me and issued a fair assumption. You guessing!
    No, I am not “guessing”. The level of evidence required for a successful IIDB claim will vary hugely but generally speaking where there is a pre-existing condition then you will need specialist level evidence to be able to separate out what was derived from the industrial incident; what was there already and has interacted; what was there already and has not interacted and what has only started post incident. 

    Will they accept other evidence? Yes, of course they will and I didn’t say they wouldn’t. However your GP will rarely be able to comment on any of those things.

    Feel free to make another false accusation. We seem to have our own epidemic of them this week. 
  • HJP290
    HJP290 Member Posts: 26 Connected
    Hii had my assement today

    she took photocopies off my 3 consultant letters and my hospital admissions 

    and was really understanding
    and read back to me what she wrote down . About what i told her accurately .  

    and said the evidence is enough to prove the link between it :) 

    so just have wait for the descion letter to see what percentage im judge at now . 

    thanks for the help 
  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Member Posts: 7,431 Disability Gamechanger
    Their opinion on what will suffice to establish a link is just that. An opinion. It’s not thd decision. It’s just a nicety to back out of an appointment on a positive note.
  • HJP290
    HJP290 Member Posts: 26 Connected
    @mikehughescq

    hi i no its not a descion but i was under the impression from her and what i had read online on directgov the examiner is the one who gives me the percentage of what loss of faculty  .

    This was at start of the interveiw when she was reading threw my paper work . She was nice at the end to and wished me luck with my treatment and said even a little improvement is better than none . And try to stay postive :)

    Her exact words were that clearly states that your issues now are due to the orignal injury . And had no previous issues of any kind before the accident . The doctors printed my report page which shows all the issues operations i have had over the year starting 1998 which having tonsils out haha


    The neurology one stated 

    . i have explain to miss #### that following her intinal injury
    she has developed and pain syndrome which is complicated by numbness . 

    Which now as spread over my entire body . 

    Then the rheumatologist states 

    .after her initial diognoises of pain syndrome complicated by numbeness 2 years ago . Miss fury as gone on to devolp fibromyaligia along side this with severe hypersensitive to touch . 

    Suppose ill find out in few week just waiting game now  :) 

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