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They may have the right to object but this will not necessarily help
their case or be successful. The objection itself can be used to undermine
the person's credibility putting them in catch 22 situation.
In the case of any person involved in a road accident for instance
,insurance companies can oblige claimants to give both parties' solicitors
full access to their medical records. If the person objects it is clearly
spelt out that this can undermine credibility and may damage their claim.
GPs or claimants' solicitors are not automatically allowed to select out
sensitive information even where this has no bearing on the claim.
Claimants in all cases should be informed as to who will be reading
their notes in order to make considered judgements. In addition to legal
representatives secretaries and administrators often necessarily have
very detailed access to persons' private information.