Republished with kind permission from Premex.
Premex Services and market-leading legal software specialist Eclipse have delivered the next step in process efficiency for personal injury claims.
In a move that is already saving solicitors significant time and money, Premex has integrated its online instruction and medico-legal appointment booking system Vu Direct, with Eclipse’s personal injury case management system Proclaim.
With every PI claim requiring a medical report, solicitors using Proclaim can now instruct one of Premex’s 9000 medical experts and have instant access to more than 30 000 appointment slots at one click of a button with no need to re-enter their client’s details, saving an average of half an hour’s work for each fee earner or administrative employee.
With Premex Services responsible for organising over 140 000 medical expert appointments every year, the potential reduction in frictional cost is significant.
“This new development is firmly in keeping with the spirit behind the Ministry of Justice personal injury claims process reforms; improving speed, accuracy and efficiency,” says Donald Fowler managing director at Premex Services. “The seamless online integration of these two systems allows thousands of users to process claims better, faster and smarter at a much lower cost, with a consequent impact on the profitability of their own businesses..”
A number of solicitors’ practices have already gone live with the Vu-Direct/Proclaim integration as part of a pilot project which began in August 2010. Manchester-based Delta Legal’s head of RTA Paul Woodward explains:
“This has significantly improved our productivity and given us greater control over our client relationships in what is a highly competitive market. The set up was completely free and we were up and running quickly and seamlessly.”