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To refuse to travel so far for an appointment?

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gillybean2 Sun 04-Sep-11 09:23:15

My insurance company has arranged for me to see a doctor re a car accident I was involved in.

The previous appointments have all been arranged closer to where I am. However this time it is to see a phychologist rather than just a general doctor.

The location is 77 miles away, and includes having to go around the M25 and dartford crossings. So it will take at least 3 hours (probably more with traffic) to get there and back.

It means I have to take a whole day off work and make it very difficult re collecting ds from school (I would have to rearrange the appointment time as currently it is at 4pm so I would clearly not be back in time to collect him)

I am sick to death of all the paperwork etc and am completely stressed out with it all and just want to whole thing to go away and to have my life back.
I will add the accident was not my fault and the other party has admitted liability so I don't see why I should be the one putting myself out like this.

AIBU to ask for for the location to be changed to somewhere nearer to me (preferably in the same county)?

FabbyChic Sun 04-Sep-11 09:25:11

Ask for the location to be changed, tell them your mental health just cannot cope with the distance and you NEED somewhere closer to home.

The distance is huge and totally not acceptable.

shakey1500 Sun 04-Sep-11 09:28:14

YANBU to want the location changed but bear in mind this could add months to the claim. Dh had to go to Harley Street for his psych appointment, massive inconvenience etc but this was pre ds so at least no childcare issues. The whole thing took three years.

activate Sun 04-Sep-11 09:30:14

No not unreasonable that is unfair and discriminatory

eaglewings Sun 04-Sep-11 09:32:02

They may well not have a location closer to you, but you might be able to change the time or day. Often these Drs see insurance patients in one set place on one day or half day each week.

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